Jack Clancy

Jack Clancy (1934-2014) taught film studies at RMIT for many years and was instrumental in the institutionalization of the discipline in Australian universities. In addition to his work inside the university, Clancy served on the Melbourne panel for the Experimental Film Fund established by Prime Minister John Gorton in an initiative intended to spur the Australian film production industry industry. The Jack Clancy Lecture at RMIT was established to honour his contributions to both the university and Australian cinematic culture.