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Audrey Lam
b. 1981, Hong Kong.

BIOGRAPHY:   Audrey Lam lives in Melbourne. She studied screen production and photography at Queensland College of Art.  Her films have screened at Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide film festivals, and at international festivals such as BFI London Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and Visions du Réel.

In 2016 Audrey joined Artist Film Workshop, where she has been involved with screenings of 16mm prints from the NFSA non-theatrical collection, as well as of artist films with visiting filmmakers and programmers. She helps run Bolex Basics workshops for members and the public. In 2018, she co-curated film seasons ‘Alice is Everywhere’ (ACMI) and ‘Gregory J. Markopoulos and the Cantrills: The Language of the Image’ (NGV). She worked as a cinema projectionist at cultural institutions (GoMA, BFI, ACMI) for over a decade and continues to work with local filmmakers on 16mm print screenings.


A Pocketful of Song

CRITICAL OVERVIEW:   My formative influences came about when the Australian Cinémathèque opened at GoMA in Brisbane in the mid 2000s, which offered a special but casual (and free) way to watch many different films on 35mm prints. Around that time, Otherfilm was running screenings at the State Library, and local musicians were putting on small shows (Audiopollen, Real Bad Music, Burst City, among many) that I enjoyed going to. The general  environment I found to be artistically exciting. I started making films with friends and people I knew in Brisbane; I’m still making some of these films, although I don’t live in Brisbane now. My films so far have all been filmed on 16mm, and on some of the films I’ve filmed and recorded sound myself. I’m interested in the feeling and movement of everyday life and ordinary places. I start my films intuitively around that—the structure often comes from circumstances around making the film. Sometimes slow changes and the passing of time play together with imagination in my films. That sense of change and passing might eventuate, in part, from my being quite slow at making films.

- Audrey Lam, March 2020.

Vyv & Beat


Underground (2007, 4 mins, 16mm)


Faraways (2011, 10 mins, 16mm)


Magic Miles (2014, 15 mins, 16mm)


A River Twice (2017, 15 mins, 16mm)


A Pocketful of Song (2018, 17 mins, 16mm)


Vyv & Beat (2018, 3 mins, 16mm)



© Audrey Lam, March 2020.

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