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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 students go behind the scenes at GOMA

Queensland College of Art students have received an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ look at the blockbuster Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art – spending several days installing work at the Gallery of Modern Art alongside artists and curators. Once in a lifetime experience Queensland College of Art Director Professor Derrick Cherrie (left) said it was a […]
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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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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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QCA showcases graduating talent

The Queensland College of Art Graduate Exhibitions are a must-see for art lovers on the lookout for the “next big thing”. The Queensland College of Art will open its doors to the public this week for a series of exhibitions featuring the work of its graduating students. The annual QCA Showcase will take over the South Bank […]
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Griffith partners with Bleach Festival

Griffith University has signed a three-year partnership deal with Bleach* Festival – the Gold Coast’s premiere arts and culture event. The centrepiece of next year’s festival will be a blockbuster outdoor performance of Verdi’s Requiem, featuring students from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Talented musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra will work alongside a […]
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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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Film production builds a bridge to Asia

Griffith has collaborated with film schools in China and South Korea to make a screen trilogy that bridges language barriers, cultural clashes and the tyranny of distance. In a world-first collaboration, post-graduate filmmakers from Griffith Film School, the Beijing Film Academy and Dankook University Film School have created a three-part adaptation of the classic Chinese novel, Rickshaw Boy.
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Griffith alumnus wins Artbank +QPAC commission

Queensland College of Art alumnus Karen Black has won this year’s prestigious Artbank + QPAC Commission – creating a large-scale work on paper inspired by the grand passions, drama and tragedy of opera. The work being commissioned is titled I gaze at you, I possess you translated from a love duet in Montiverdi’s ‘Coronation of Poppea’ […]
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Redesigning an Aussie icon

Queensland College of Art graduate Claudia Moodoonuthi was one of three artists commissioned to create a limited edition design for iconic Australian company, Vegemite. The company is celebrating its 95th anniversary with a range of unique designs on its jars, including Claudia's bold and colourful work, My Vegemite Family.
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East meets West through arts partnership

Griffith art and design students are studying alongside their counterparts at Shandong University of Arts this month, as part of a 20-year partnership between the two universities. Shandong University of Arts (SUA) in China is celebrating its 60th anniversary and also marking a two decade partnership with the Queensland College of Art and Griffith University. […]
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Eco-artists turn trash into treasure

Queensland College of Art doctoral candidates Claire Tracey and Annique Goldenberg have created a stunning sustainable artwork to celebrate the natural wonders of Moreton Bay. ‘Flock’, is made from plastic bottles formed into aerodynamic shapes that represent a flock of birds in flight. The installation moves with the wind and waves and glows at night. The […]
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Film lecturer wins national teaching award

Griffith Film School lecturer Ashley Burgess has received the 2018 Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUAD) Innovative Teaching Award. The national award recognises innovative teaching methods by emerging art and design academics, and focuses on the design and delivery of one course. Mr Burgess was nominated for the popular 'Outback Filmmaking Bootcamp' program he pioneered, which has seen Griffith Film School partner with the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival in Winton.
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Animation alumni create must-see kids TV

Griffith Film School animation alumni have created a hit new series for the ABC and BBC Worldwide, providing work for scores of young animation graduates in Brisbane. Bluey, which follows the adventures of an adorable Blue Heeler pup, premiered on ABC Kids this week.
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Griffith showcases talent at Beijing Design Week

From laser-cut seaweed creations to 3D print tableware and augmented reality installations, Griffith University is set to showcase the talent of its design staff and students at Beijing Design Week. Griffith was the only Australian university invited to exhibit at Beijing Design Week, which provides a platform for cutting-edge work by the world’s most exciting […]
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Film graduates nominated for ATOM Awards

Griffith Film School has been recognised for its excellence in the creative arts, with six nominations at this year’s Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards.
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