AFTRS graduate films sweep Students Category of ADG Awards

11 April, 2014 by Press Release

Four graduates of AFTRS have swept the Student Film category in the 2014 ADG Awards nominations.

Erin Good, nominated for her AFTRS student film The Wonderful, completed the AFTRS Graduate Diploma in Directing in 2013. Lucy Gaffy, nominated for her student film The Fence, graduated from AFTRS with a Master of Screen Arts in 2012. Melissa Anastasi, nominated for her 2012 student film By This River, completed the AFTRS Graduate Diploma in Directing in 2012. Master of Screen Arts graduate (2013), Warwick Young, is nominated for his student film Stuffed.


“AFTRS is immensely proud of the achievements of our graduates and we are delighted that these four students have been acknowledged for their talent by their directing peers in the ADG Awards,” said AFTRS CEO Sandra Levy.

Ms Levy also said that that several student films made by other AFTRS graduates have also been recently recognised at other festivals both in Australia and internationally.

Three AFTRS student films from 2013 have been picked to screen at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest in June as well as be featuredin the Festival's Short Film Market. Selection makes the films eligible for consideration for the Academy Awards.

All Gods Creatures, an AFTRS student film written and directed by Brendan McDonnall, is set to have it’s world screening at Nashville Film Festival after winning best film and best director in the My Queer Career awards at the recent Mardi Gras Film Festival.

The Academy Award-accredited St Kilda Film Festival has selected 11 AFTRS student films to screen as part of its Australia’s 100 Top Short Films program. The Festival line up will be announced later this month.