ABC to celebrate student films with ‘Grad Season’

02 February, 2017 by Staff Writer
‘Foal’ from AFTRS grad Vanessa Gazy. 
ABC Arts has put together Grad Season, a showcase of original short film projects from recently graduated Aussie film school students.
Featuring 28 films from nine film schools across Australia, the showcase will stream on iview from February 20. Selected works will also be broadcast on ABC2.
“Many of these young filmmakers are the future lifeblood of our industry and we are keen to encourage an ongoing connection between emerging filmmakers and the ABC,” said head of ABC Arts Mandy Chang.
The season includes a variety of documentary, drama, comedy and animation films.
Participating schools, and shorts, include:
AFTRS: A Boy Called Su, Foal, The Kangaroo Guy
Griffith University: Alienation, Gokanosho, Pond Scum
Swinburne University: The Man Who Caught a Mermaid, The Promise, The Summer of ABC Burns
La Trobe University: Samara – Lady Trample, Naz 
QUT: Oddbots, Same as it Ever Was 
Bond University: Ultramarine, Off Track, Anchor 
VCA: Boxer, Good Grief, Play Dead, Young Love
Macquarie University: Being Jasper, The 5 to 9 
UTS: Pirlo, Nineteen, Stan Franklin, Dream Reel, Wildwood, Tay Man