The Lord David Puttnam Scholarship for Producers offers support to an outstanding student to undertake the Masters of Screen Production at Griffith Film School. The scholarship will assist a talented student to pursue study and professional development in the field of Producing, and is designed to foster excellence and innovation in this specialist area.

The recipient will have 50% of tuition fees paid each trimester enrolled in the Masters of Screen Production at Griffith Film School. The Scholarship will also support the recipient for the expenses related to the Mobility and other Study Trips to major relevant Film Festivals included in the program such as South By South West and the Berlinale Talents (or equivalent international festival opportunities offered in the program), under the mentoring of some of Australia's most exciting screen practitioners.

Apply by 4 pm Friday 22 January 2021.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • have met the entry requirements for admission to the Master of Screen Production (Advanced Screen Production major) and be a commencing student in Trimester 1 2021, not an existing continuing student.
  • be enrolled/enrolling full-time
  • hold an undergraduate degree in film or a related field, with a proven track record in producing
  • demonstrate a commitment to producing as the primary focus of their career.

Griffith Film School (GFS) encourages and welcomes applicants from diverse, under-represented, or disadvantaged communities, particularly First Peoples applicants. GFS also encourages applications from international students where there are limited formal training opportunities.

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study details

  • Tertiary education history - must hold an undergraduate degree in film or a related field, with a proven track record in producing

Achievements

  • Referee reports - two referees that will support your application – (optional - can be included in CV)

Supporting documentation

You must upload the following in the supporting documentation section. (Please use only the following formats- pdf, word, jpeg or excel, we can only guarantee these formats will be accepted)

  • Curriculum Vitae(CV) –  including details of your creative work to date, as well as your education and employment history
  • Other attachment –
    • A portfolio of creative work to date.
    • A personal statement addressing these question -
      • What will you do, and why? Please give a brief outline of your learning and professional development goals, detailing how you would use your studies to further these goals. Consider how your goals demonstrate innovation, and your commitment to creative excellence and to intellectual rigour.
      • How will the scholarship make study possible?
      • Proposed outcomes – what are the outcomes you would like to achieve and how will they be measured?
      • A short biography – focus on demonstrating a commitment to producing as the primary focus of their career.

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Value

The recipient will have 50% of tuition fees paid each trimester enrolled in the Masters of Screen Production at Griffith Film School.

The Scholarship will also support the recipient for the expenses related to the Mobility and other Study Trips to major relevant Film Festivals included in the program such as South By South West and the Berlinale Talents (or equivalent international festival opportunities offered in the program), under the mentoring of some of Australia's most exciting screen practitioners.

Contributions to your Student Contribution Charges (HECS)/tuition fees are made prior to census date subject to satisfying scholarship Terms and conditions.

Sponsor details

The Scholarship has been created by the Griffith Film School.

This Scholarship offers support to an outstanding student to undertake the Masters of Screen Production at Griffith Film School. The scholarship will assist a talented student to peruse study and professional development in the field of producing, and is designed to foster excellence and innovation in this specialist area.

To remain eligible for the scholarship, you will be required to:

  • remain full time enrolled at Griffith University in the Masters of Screen Production, specialising in Producing.
  • maintain good academic standing at Griffith University.

The above conditions are verified each trimester at Census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, scholarship payments may be withheld, or the scholarship may be terminated.

Applications, including Referee Reports and any supporting documentation, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.

Griffith University reserves the right to withdraw an advertised scholarship at any time.