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Griffith University Film School makes appearance at Cannes Festival

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Griffith University Film School based in Queensland, Australia is the largest film school in the country by enrolment and has strong industry ties both throughout Australia and internationally.

The Griffith Film School is celebrating another successful showcase at Cannes, profiling the works of students and alumni, and providing the opportunity for them to network with key industry players and screen their work on a global stage.

Cannes Festival

Young Australian filmmakers were out in force at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival, after 10 student productions from the Griffith Film School were selected for screening in the Short Film Corner.

Each film will be screened in the Cannes Court Metrage; an initiative within the festival designed to encourage emerging talent, featuring more than 2,000 registered films from more than 90 countries worldwide.

This Festival marks the fifth year that Griffith Film School has been invited to participate and according to Professor Herman Van Eyken, it is the opportunity for the next generation of filmmakers to make industry connections that may launch a coveted international career.

“It’s an incredible opportunity to be in Cannes, surrounded by the world’s best in the industry – it’s an experience every young filmmaker aspires to,” he says.

“The quality of this year’s student films is such that they deserve to be shown on the world stage and I believe they will actively reveal the depth of talent coming out of Australia.”

The Griffith Film School delegation is being led by one of Australia’s leading producers Trish Lake, who is mentoring the 15 students through their Cannes journey.

Under her guidance, the students are meeting with leaders in the industry from the likes of Fox Searchlight (US); Hanway Films, Acme Films, Bankside Films and Protagonist Pictures (UK); Greiner Films Boutique and Global Screen (Germany); and Greenlight Productions (Finland).

The student films selected for this year’s Cannes Court Metrage include undergraduate and postgraduate work from animation and live action, as follows:

  • Home
  • Jackrabbit
  • The F-Word
  • One Step Ahead
  • Sailboats
  • Ouroboros
  • Die Violine
  • The Skin Factory
  • Monument
  • Squats

View the trailers here and/or register to attend the Brisbane screening of the films.


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