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Griffith filmmakers capture stories of forgotten women

A powerful new documentary by Griffith Film School alumnus Guy Mansfield tells the stories of the “forgotten women” living with advanced breast cancer. The documentary follows women who attend the Advanced Breast Cancer Group (ABCG) - a support group for women across Queensland with advanced breast cancer, an illness for which there is still no cure.
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Griffith artists go global

Queensland College of Art students are among the first in Australia to embark on a new creative arts and design exchange to Indonesia. The Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) is piloting a new national program, which attracted more than 100 students from across Australia.
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Griffith designer off to Paris Fashion week

Assembling a collection for Paris Fashion Week is the culmination of a life’s work for young designers. A few months after graduation, Queensland College of Art jewellery designer Jess McMaster is in the city of light to show her latest accessories collection to international buyers and trendsetters. Jess graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art Jewellery and Small Objects last year and has been working feverishly to create a stunning new collection to go on display in The CUBE Showroom, alongside other emerging designers.
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Griffith graduate nominated for Oscar

Queensland College of Art alumnus Angie Fielder has been nominated for an Oscar for the critically acclaimed Aussie box office smash, Lion. Angie produced the film, which is up for the Best Picture Award at next week’s Academy Awards.
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ABC showcases Griffith filmmakers

ABC iView is screening Griffith Film School’s graduate projects as part of a new showcase of Australia’s best original short films. Grad Season 2017 is curated by ABC Arts on iView, introducing Griffith’s talented young filmmakers to a wider audience. Selected works from the collection will also be chosen for a broadcast premiere on ABC2. […]
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Griffith filmmakers selected for Berlinale

A trio of Griffith filmmakers are off to the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival with their graduate documentary, Wolfe. Wolfe is a short documentary from producer/director Claire Randall, who studied Film and Screen Media at Griffith Film School. The film was motivated by her own encounter with mental illness as a teenager. It uses interviews and animation to explore a young man’s journey through adolescence with undiagnosed schizophrenia, and his relationship with an imaginary friend, Mister Wolfe.
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Film school lecturer appointed Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

Griffith Film School lecturer Dr Tim Marsh has been appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, joining luminaries like Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Hawking and World Wide Web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee. The RSA was founded in 1754, and Fellowships are awarded to accomplished individuals who have made a contribution to society in a cultural or arts-related sphere.
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Griffith filmmakers produce ad campaign for RSPCA

They say never work with children or animals – advice Griffith Film School students disregarded when they shot a cinema advertising campaign for the RSPCA. The assignment was part of a second year subject called Industry Engagement, which pairs up young filmmakers with local charities. A group of six students was chosen to work on a cinema advertising campaign to promote the RSPCA’s ‘Adopt for life’ message.
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Griffith graduate painting the town red

Queensland College of Art graduate Anna Vu is lighting up the city with her latest work - a series of vibrant drawings projected onto Brisbane's William Jolly Bridge. The works are part of the Brisbane City Council's BrisAsia festival, which celebrates traditional and contemporary Asian art and culture.
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Aspiring stars flock to Rock School

Those who rocked – we salute you! The Queensland Conservatorium has just wrapped a week-long Rock School for aspiring musicians at Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus.
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Griffith hosts second Future Leaders Retreat

Students from 40 high schools descend on Gold Coast campus for three-day experience.
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Art school inspires award-winning designer

Jonathon Oxlade credits his lecturers at the Queensland College of Art for igniting his passion for illustration and sculpture. Two decades on, the renowned theatre designer is having a career-defining year, winning a handful of the country’s most prestigious creative arts awards.
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High-speed art takes to Coast trams

Passengers on the Gold Coast light rail will be treated to a high speed art installation this summer, courtesy of talented Griffith graduate Cynthia Cabello. As part of the Urban Oasis public art program, G:link carriages will be wrapped in Cynthia’s colourful artwork, inspired by the city’s balmy weather and tropical lifestyle.
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Film students experience Rio 2016 Olympics Games from a new perspective

An internship with NEP Australia, facilitator of the Seven Network’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games, has opened up a world of opportunity for Griffith University alumni Rachel Shapiro and Chelsea Lahra. Since returning home from her internship in Sydney in August, Rachel, a Bachelor of Film and Screen Media graduate, has continued her involvement with NEP […]
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Qld animators front and centre of YouTube partnership

The Griffith Film School have hosted a cast of Brisbane’s most successful animators broadcasting on YouTube, as well as key executives of the world’s largest online video platform in a symposium on developing successful digital enterprises. Supported by the Queensland Government, QUT, Screen Queensland and Creative Enterprise Australia, the Animation on YouTube day was attended […]
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Taking art out of the classroom

QCA students are taking their brushes and paint to Brisbane’s Bayside this month, as part of a summer elective called The Street. As part of the intensive three-week course, eight students will create a vibrant mural inside AMK Enterprises HQ at Capalaba.
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Griffith Film School hosts global congress

Griffith Film School has hosted the prestigious CILECT Congress which brings together film and TV educators from around the world – the first time the event has been held in Australia. The conference attracted an all-star panel of keynote speakers, including renowned Australian directors Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career), Rolf de Heer (Bad Boy Bubby) and Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy).
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QCA lecturer takes out national art award

Queensland College of Art lecturer Dr Julie Fragar has won the $15,000 Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award. The biennial, acquisitive award focuses on artworks that reflect the connections between land and sea. Her oil painting, 'Antonio Depart Flores on the Whaling Tide’, was selected from 130 entries from across the country.
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