Arts Education Law

Uncovering the hidden fabric of war

Twentieth century warfare was fueled by steel, gunpowder and ready food supplies. We can add wool to that list, according to Griffith Film School Professor Trish FitzSimons and visiting Fulbright Senior Scholar Madelyn Shaw. The pair are working on a new creative research project, The Fabric of War, that explores how the global wool trade […]
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Film student living the dream in New York

Film student Jess Fuller travelled to New York to attend the Australian Screen Forum, where she rubbed shoulders with screen luminaries like Baz Luhrmann, Toni Collette and Miranda Tapsell.
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Alumni

Indie film a labour of love

Griffith Film School alumnus Steve Jaggi will screen his directorial debut in Brisbane this weekend.
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Alumni

Film school delegation in the spotlight at SXSW Festival

Griffith film students, faculty and alumni will be in the spotlight at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas this week.
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Screen legends provide a platform for young filmmakers

Oscar-winning film producer Lord David Puttnam and the late, great ABC cameraman John Bean are the driving force behind two scholarships for aspiring filmmakers at Griffith.
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Academic Administration

Australian stories on the big screen

A new book by Griffith Film School graduate Andrew Couzens looks at the way Australia's love affair with bushrangers, outlaws and larrikins has played out on the stage and screen.
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Alumni

The Griffith film grad behind the nation’s number one show

Griffith Film School alumnus Pete Cunningham has forged a successful career in the TV industry, crafting compelling stories for some of Australia's biggest reality hits, from The Voice to Big Brother, Australian Survivor and Married at First Sight.
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Pushing the boundaries of cinema

Griffith Film School PhD graduate Dr Daniel Maddock has been nominated for the Chancellor’s Medal for his research on virtual cinematography – a cutting-edge technique used in Hollywood blockbusters like Gravity and The Jungle Book. 
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Alumni

Griffith film grad generates industry buzz

Griffith Film School graduate Samuel Keene is generating serious industry buzz with his latest project – a black comedy shortlisted for development by local streaming platform Stan. Samuel’s script for Love Is Dead has been shortlisted to take part in the Screen Queensland + Stan Premium Drama Development Workshops, an initiative announced at last year’s Logies […]
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Film students score internship on new SBS series

Two Griffith Film School students have scored an exclusive internship on the set of a new SBS TV series shot in Alice Springs. Final year Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production students Daniel Patterson and Sean Abnett got the chance to work alongside AACTA-winning directors, writers and crew on Robbie Hood.  The new six-part live action reworking of […]
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South Bank internship fosters industry collaboration

Students at Griffith's South Bank campus are gaining hands-on, practical experience alongside creative arts and technology leaders, as part of a new industry internship program. Photography, design, fine art and film students from the Queensland College of Art (QCA) created a range of digital content for hub4101 - a community of creative, innovative and tech organisations based in Brisbane's South Bank precinct.
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Griffith filmmakers scoop awards

Griffith Film School has landed two major wins at the prestigious Australian Teachers of Media Awards. The ATOM Awards, established in 1982, recognise the best Australian and New Zealand screen content from film schools and screen industry professionals. Two Weeks, helmed by Masters of Screen Production alumni Mary Duong  and fellow GFS graduate Rhiannon Steffensen, took out Best […]
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Film legend delivers lecture at Griffith

One of the most celebrated figures in world cinema, Oscar-winning producer Lord David Puttnam CBE, will deliver a lecture on the shifting screen industry at Griffith Film School this week.
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Factual filmmaking on the fly

Five filmmakers. Five scientists. Three days to write, shoot and edit a film. Welcome to the inaugural Science Film Sprint, part of the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) held in Brisbane this week. Griffith Film School and LiveLab are official sponsors of the Congress, which brings together content creators from global media giants including Netflix, BBC, Discovery Channel, ABC and SBS.
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Griffith filmmakers showcase work on Virgin

Griffith Film School students are set to soar to new heights with a showcase season on Virgin Australia Airlines. A series of short graduate films produced at Griffith Film School are being screened on Virgin flights around the region, as part of the airline’s in-flight entertainment slate. Griffith Film School has signed on to provide […]
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Griffith launches Centre for Creative Industries

Cementing its place as the number one university for the creative arts in Australia, Griffith University has launched the Griffith Centre for Creative Industries at the Gold Coast campus.
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Photography lecturer recognised for work in Cambodia

For Griffith students studying abroad, the destination isn't a place, but a new way of seeing things. One of the university's most successful short-term mobility programs is the annual photography in-field trip to Cambodia, where students spend time on assignment with local NGOs to capture the country's untold stories. Queensland College of Art Photography Program Director Dr Heather Faulkner has been recognised with a Griffith Internationalisation Award for her leadership of the program over the past eight years.
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Griffith film alumnus wins lord mayor’s top award

Griffith film alumnus Tim McGahan has been recognised as Business Person of the Year at the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards. Tim took out the top award, which acknowledged his business acumen and contribution to the local film industry. Tim’s company, Blacklab Group, has produced two international blockbusters – Predestination and Winchester – written and directed by […]
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