Film lecturer wins national teaching award

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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.

Animation students to showcase work on world stage

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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 […]

Griffith filmmaker makes waves with debut doco

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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 […]

Griffith film grad directs Australia’s first Netflix original feature

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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.

Griffith filmmakers selected for short film competition

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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.