Griffith Film School

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Griffith Film School
GFS Building.tif
Main entrance of the Griffith Film School
Established 2004
Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian O'Connor
Academic staff
Undergraduates 700
Postgraduates 50
Location South Bank, Queensland,  Australia
Campus Southbank
Website Griffith Film School

Griffith Film School (GFS) is a media production baccalaureate college located in Brisbane, Australia. Bachelor's degrees range from film and television production, animation and games design.

Bachelor Programs[edit]

  • Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production
  • Bachelor of Animation
  • Bachelor of Games Design

Post-Graduate Program[edit]

  • Graduate Certificate in Screen Production
  • Graduate Diploma of Screen Production
  • Master of Screen Production

The Master of Screen Production has been designed in close co-operation with leading industry professionals to enable focus on:

  • Direction
  • Production
  • Scriptwriting

Specialisations include: Cinematography, Sound Design, Post-production, Visual Effects, Screen Music, Production Design, Documentary and Animation. [1]


LiveLab is the commercial production arm of Griffith Film School.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Angie Fielder, producer
  • Peter Hegedus, award-winning documentary writer, director and producer
  • Marek Kochout, supervising animator at Dreamworks Animation
  • Anthony Mullins, BAFTA and AWGIE award-winning screen writer and director
  • Peter Spierig, Australian film director, producer, and writer
  • Michael Spierig, Australian film director, producer, and writer[3]
  • Veronica Fury, award-winning documentary producer
  • Tait Brady, Australian producer and distribution, development and marketing consultant
  • Owen Johnston, Australian producer and director
  • Nicole McCuaig
  • Jan Cattoni
  • Tim McGahan, producer and owner of Blacklab International [5]
  • Daniel Snaddon [6]
  • Matthew Schofield, supervising storyboard director on The Simpsons

Artist in Residence[edit]

The Griffith Film School invites and hosts a number of Artist in Residency to consult and mentor the students in an Intensive mode. These Artists include, but are not limited to:

  • Lord David Puttnam
  • Mark Travis
  • Myrna Gawryn
  • Kim Farrant
  • Peter James

External engagement[edit]

Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision – CILECT[edit]

The Griffith Film School became the 3rd Australian Full Member of Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT) in 2005. The other Australian Full Members are AFTRS, VCA and Swinburne. In November 2016, the Griffith Film School will host the next CILECT Congress with the theme "Ethics: Aesthetics".[4]

Australian Screen Production, Education and Research Association - ASPERA[edit]

The Griffith Film School was one of the inaugural founders of the Australian Screen Production, Education and Research Association - ASPERA . [5]

Asia Pacific Screen Lab[edit]

In association with NETPAC and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, the Griffith Film School organises the year-long immersive development program, the Asia Pacific Screen Lab.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ "Alumni and Friends". 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ [4]

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