Alumni

Animation students to showcase work on world stage

Animation students from Griffith Film School have been selected to showcase their work at the Melbourne International Animation Festival this week. Brodie Stephenson’s stop-motion short Fifty-Two is one of the films screening in Melbourne. His graduate project has created waves on the international festival circuit: it won Best Animation at the Tiblisi International Student Film Festival, was shortlisted […]
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Public health workers in the spotlight in new Griffith film

A uniquely Queensland story of strong disaster management in the context of climate change is the focus of a new Griffith University produced film.
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Alumni

Griffith films recognised on world stage

Cutting-edge productions from Griffith Film School are continuing to make an impact on the international stage, with several films taking out top honours at the World Media Festival in Hamburg.
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Alumni

Griffith filmmaker makes waves with debut doco

A documentary about India’s first ice hockey team has helped Griffith Film School alumni Mithun Bajaj break into the Indian film industry and is making waves on the international festival circuit. Mithun’s debut documentary, Fighting on Ice, documents the trials and tribulations of India’s ice hockey team: think Cool Runnings on the Indian subcontinent. Mithun managed to […]
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Alumni

Griffith grad scripts Picnic at Hanging Rock remake

Griffith Film School alumnus Alice Addison has penned a critically-acclaimed remake of Picnic at Hanging Rock – re-imagining Joan Lindsay’s iconic Australian novel for a new generation on the small screen. The $20 million, six-part series, which had its world premiere on Foxtel, will also be released in the US, UK, France and New Zealand. The […]
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Alumni

Griffith film grad directs Australia’s first Netflix original feature

Griffith Film School alumnus Yolanda Ramke has written and co-directed Australia's first Netflix original feature film, Cargo. The post-apocalyptic zombie movie stars Martin Freeman and Susie Porter, and recently made its international debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Netflix  bought the global rights to the film - a multi-million deal that ensures the film will be seen by millions of movie fans around the world and puts the young filmmaker on the map.
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Alumni

Griffith filmmakers selected for short film competition

Alumni and faculty from Griffith Film School have received funding to pursue their dream projects as part of a Screen Queensland short film competition. Screen Queensland's SQ Shorts Program has funded the production of 12 short films to allow emerging filmmakers to develop standout stories for the screen.
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Alumni

Griffith filmmakers honoured at top US industry awards

Two cutting-edge productions from Griffith Film School‘s LiveLab studio have been honoured at the New York Festivals Best of TV & Film Awards in Las Vegas this week. The awards recognise content in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries. Dedicated to both the television and film industries, they mirror global trends and encourage the next generation […]
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Alumni

Griffith filmmakers powering Comm Games broadcasts

Griffith Film School has more than 90 students and graduates working with  Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games official broadcaster NEP. The Host Broadcast Training Program has provided Griffith film students with hands-on experience in the lead-up to the Games, working on NEP live broadcasts for network television.
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Alumni

Student photographers turn lens on Cambodia

Griffith photography, film and journalism students recently travelled to Cambodia for a three-week study tour, revealing some of the country's untold stories. The tour involved masterclasses and workshops, followed by an intensive storytelling project which gave students the opportunity to work in the local community with a team of international mentors.
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Alumni

Griffith filmmakers release Hollywood blockbuster

Griffith Film School graduates Peter and Michael Spierig have cemented their position in Hollywood with their latest feature, Winchester, which hits Australian cinemas this week. The identical twin directors, with fellow alumnus and producer Tim McGahan, unveiled their supernatural thriller to audiences in the US last month.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith Film School animator making her mark

Griffith Film School student Samantha Zaleski dreams of making her mark in the world of animation, film and design. The 19-year-old go-getter is hard at work making those goals a reality. The Bachelor of Animation student has exhibited work at GOMA, illustrated a children’s book, worked on a short film in Sydney, was named ‘Aspiring Young […]
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Alumni

Well placed for success

In 2012, a group of new graduates from Griffith Film School and the Queensland Conservatorium founded Well Placed Cactus – a digital start up that created games, apps and interactive installations. Fast forward five years, and the company has just been snapped up by global consulting giant Deloitte. Queensland Conservatorium music technology graduate Jack Gillespie […]
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Alumni

Griffith filmmaker living the dream

Griffith Film School graduate Samuel Keene has had the year of his life. He has just been awarded a Talent Development Grant from Screen Queensland and secured a job with local games developer Halfbrick.
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Alumni

Griffith film graduate wins AACTA Award for work on ‘Lion’

Griffith alumnus and respected film producer Angie Fielder and her crewmates on Lion have taken out the Best Film prize at the 2017 AACTA Awards. The Best Film AACTA was one of a dozen awards, from as many nominations, claimed at the event by the critically lauded Australian produced film, which stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. The accolade […]
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Arts Education Law

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gives journalism students entrée into broadcast world

Griffith University students will hone their journalism skills when they work with NEP Host Broadcast during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
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Alumni

Griffith filmmakers bring Christmas spirit to Lady Cilento

Griffith Film School has launched a short film that will screen at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital throughout the festive season. LiveLab Creative Director Richard Fabb said the inspiration for the project was the annual short films produced by global retail giants like John Lewis and H&M.
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Alumni

Griffith Film School takes home ATOM double

Griffith Film School has been lauded for its continued outstanding excellence in the creative arts with two major wins at this year’s Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards.
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