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Herman van Eyken
Director, Griffith Film School

Prof Herman van Eyken

Herman van Eyken has a background in scriptwriting, producing and directing. He has directed more than 190 films – shortlisted within international film festivals such as Cannes, New York, Montreal and Vienna. His research interests lay in the area of film policies, cross cultural collaboration and film training needs for professionals.

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Dr NicoMeissner
Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching

Dr Nico Meissner

Nico Meissner is a Senior Lecturer and the Deputy Director (Learning and Teaching) at Griffith Film School. He is researching and writing on career building in the film industries, as well as the intricate relationship between storytelling and human-centred innovation. He was the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Cinematic Arts in Malaysia and has taught and researched on filmmaking, storytelling and entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom, Finland, Portugal, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Colombia and Australia.


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Peter Hegedus
Deputy Director, Research and Engagement

Associate Professor Peter Hegedus

Associate Professor Peter Hegedus is a filmmaker academic who has been working at the Griffith Film School since 2013. He was appointed the Program Director of the Master of Screen Production in 2017. Peter has been making films since the age of 17, with his feature documentaries broadcast around the world receiving critical acclaim including a shortlist for the Academy Awards in 2004.


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Professor Herman van Eyken

Deputy Directors

Dr Nico Meissner
Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching
Associate Professor Peter Hegedus
Deputy Director, Research and Engagement

Research and Postgraduate

Dr Tim Marsh
HDR Convenor
Ms Sue Swinburne
Program Director, Master of Screen Production


Dr Louise Harvey
Program Director, Honours


Dr Peter Moyes
Program Director, Animation
Dr Zeynep Akcay
Dr Leila Honari

Games Design

Mr Gordon Moyes
Program Director, Games Design

Film and Screen Media Production

Dr Dean Chircop
Program Director, Film and Screen Media Production
Mr Ashley Burgess
Griffith Film School International Convenor
Dr Margaret McVeigh
Mr Andy Nehl


Associate Professor Richard Fabb
LiveLab Creative Director

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