Explore your passion for film, animation and games design

We’re preparing the next generation of filmmakers, animators and game designers for creative and exciting careers within the international business of film, television and digital screen media creation.

Learn from expert industry practitioners and academics, teaching cutting-edge creation for multimedia and digital game development, 2D and 3D animation and effects and screen production. Collaborate with Queensland College of Art and Queensland Conservatorium students and engage with industry connections. Practice your craft globally as an innovative storyteller.

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Griffith Film School Showcase

Griffith Film School 2018 Showcase

The Griffith Film School 2018 Showcase is a week long festival to celebrate the creative productions produced by our 3rd year, Honours and Masters students from Film, Animation and Games Design. Register now to attend the screening events.

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LiveLab

2018 Graduate Productions

We welcome you to view the creative production outcomes from our 2018 Griffith Film School Bachelors, Honours, and Masters students from Film, Animation, and Games Design. Due to distribution restrictions, only authorised users are permitted to view the productions in full with a password.

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Asia Pacific Screen Lab

Asia Pacific Screen Lab

Submissions are currently open for the Asia Pacific Screen Lab (APSL), a vehicle for enabling film co-productions by early career feature filmmakers from across the Asia Pacific. Mentors are sourced from the Asia Pacific Screen Academy.

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Lord David Puttnam CBE

Lord David Puttnam CBE Seminar

Tomorrow's screen careers will be grounded in a whole new set of realities. Today's students will have to adjust to the demands of a rapidly evolving screen industry.

In this seminar, Lord David Puttnam CBE will address these changes through the lens of his own history as a producer, politician, and environmentalist; and the way all three roles have impacted the development of his forthcoming film 'Arctic Thirty'.

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Lord David Puttnam Scholarship for Producers

This scholarship provides a 50% subsidy for the recipient's tuition fees for the Master of Screen Production at Griffith Film School, and will also support the recipient to travel to South by South West in March 2019, and to the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in May 2019.

Applications close 21 November 2018 at 5 pm

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John Bean ACS

ABC John Bean ACS Memorial Scholarship for Cinemat

This biennial scholarship supports the ongoing study of a talented student in the field of documentary cinematography. $25,000 cash donation towards enrolment in the Master in Screen Production at Griffith Film School plus an intensive internship with the ABC News camera crew.

Applications close 21 November 2018 at 5 pm

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Top ranking

Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings

Study options

Film

Film and Screen Media

Griffith Film School

Cultivate professional skills in film direction, camera, sound, lighting, editing, digital composing and scriptwriting. Leverage our strong industry links and follow in the footsteps of other successful graduates.

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Animation

Animation

Griffith Film School

Develop your own vision as an artist and animator. Use top of the line hardware and premium industry-recognised software to produce original animated projects, from concept to delivery.

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Games Design

Games Design

Griffith Film School

Open the door to this 21st Century medium of artistic expression. Equip yourself for a successful career conceptualising and creating the next wave of games and virtual worlds.

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Animation and Games Design show reels

Animation show reel

Studying animation at Griffith will give you the skills to stand out in this global industry.

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Games Design show reel

Study Games Design at Griffith to create the next wave of games and virtual worlds.

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Master of Screen Production

Undertake practical work in a strong collaborative environment with screenings and discussions. Take advantage of work placements or internships to combine theory and practice. Your acquired research skills will help you respond effectively to the changing nature of the screen production industry.

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Study at GFS while you finish high school and gain credit towards a degree

Our Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUESTS) program is designed to give you the opportunity to study a single course at Griffith while completing your high school studies. Griffith Film School is offering introductory courses in Animation and Film Media in December 2018 to Year 11 GUESTS students. Taught in intensive mode by GFS lecturers, these courses provide an authentic introduction to the requirements and practicalities of undertaking a degree in Animation and Film and Screen Media Production at Griffith Film School.

On successful completion of the course, students are eligible for an adjustment of two ranks to their OP when applying for a Griffith degree and credit transfer once they commence their related degree. The courses on offer are:

Contact Donna Hamilton for further information: d.hamilton@griffith.edu.au

Challenge your creative potential

QCA Live is the central hub breaking new ground by offering you platforms to redirect, challenge and rethink where you can take your creative career. Explore studio courses, work-integrated learning, professional development, real world projects, industry engagement, and mobility opportunities.

She’s Not There: virtuality, animation and live music in performance

Conceived and directed by GFS staff Louise Harvey and Peter Moyes, 'She’s Not There' utilised motion capture of a vocal performance by Christine Johnston, and music from Composer Cameron Patrick, for the 3D animation of a fictional cabaret singer, Ms. Burly Chassis.

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Featured Alumni

Avrill Stark

Animation CEO

Avrill Stark

Animation

As CEO and Executive Producer of A Stark Production, Avrill has established herself as a leading independent producer and creator of global children’s film and television content.

Spierig Brothers

Hollywood filmmakers

Spierig brothers

Film

Twins Peter and Michael Spierig are taking Hollywood by storm with their films Undead, Daybreakers, and Predestination, starring Ethan Hawke.

Ben Cooper

Games designer

Ben Cooper

Games Design

As a successful games designer, Ben has worked on a number of games including: Heroes Call (iOS, Android), Hand of Fate (Steam, PS4, Xbox One), and Atop the Wizards Tower (Oculus).

Matthew Schofield

The Simpsons animator

Matthew Schofield

Animation

Matthew works for Film Roman, the Burbank-based animation studio responsible for some of the world’s best-known animated shows, including The Simpsons.

Cannes honours

Griffith Film School graduate Qiu Yang, has won a prestigious Palme D’Or for best short film at the 70th Cannes Film Festival

Latest news

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November 06, 2018

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 count...

October 29, 2018

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 i...

October 04, 2018

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 ...

October 04, 2018

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.

September20, 2018

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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ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN LAB

Submissions are currently open for the Asia Pacific Screen Lab (APSL), a vehicle for enabling film co-productions by early career feature filmmakers from across the Asia Pacific.

The Asia Pacific Screen Lab is a year-long immersive development program in conjunction with APSA Academy, Griffith University, Griffith Film School and NETPAC.

Mentors are sourced from the Asia Pacific Screen Academy.

Find out more or submit your application