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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Griffith Film School scores record nominations at awards

Griffith Film School has scored a record 10 nominations at this year’s Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards. The awards, established in 1982, recognise the best Australian and New Zealand screen content from film schools and screen industry professionals. Acting Head of Griffith Film School,  Professor Trish FitzSimons, said the strong showing reflected the calibre of talent nurtured […]
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Griffith filmmakers recognised on international stage

Griffith filmmaker Claire Randall has won an award for Best Documentary at the Uni Shorts Film Festival in New Zealand with her film, Wolfe. The documentary continued its dream run, beating out entries from film schools in the US, Switzerland, China and New Zealand.
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Griffith Film School lecturer celebrates release of debut feature

Griffith Film School lecturer Priscilla Cameron is celebrating the Australian release of her debut feature film, The Butterfly Tree, which opened in cinemas this week. Shot at Mount Tamborine, in the Gold Coast hinterland, and starring Melissa George and Ed Oxenbould, the film has made waves on the international movie scene. Since its international debut […]
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Wolfe wows the international film set

Griffith Film School student Claire Randall was in the spotlight when her first film won international acclaim during a whirlwind year on the festival circuit.
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Education the key to a better life for Griffith grad

When Barat Ali strode across the stage to receive his Bachelor of Animation this month, it marked the end of a long and difficult journey. That journey has taken him from his home in war-torn Afghanistan, where he left behind everyone and every thing he knew in search of a better life.
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Cinema great delivers public lecture at Griffith

One of the most celebrated figures in world cinema, Oscar-winning Lord David Puttnam, kept a sell out audience enlivened with the leading film-maker delivering a public lecture  at Griffith Film School.
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Griffith film project wins award at Cannes

A student film produced by Griffith Film School's LiveLab has won an award at the Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards.  LiveLab, the commercial production arm of Griffith Film School, was recognised for Ky's Story - Living with Autism an acclaimed film about autism featuring Australian screen icon Hugo Weaving.
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