Mardi Gras film fest selects the work of AFTRS Alumni & Students

Still from AFTRS alumnus Dean Francis' (MSA) 'Drown'

Feb 9 2015

The 2015 Mardi Gras Film Festival program is out and the work of AFTRS alumni is amongst those selected to screen as part of the official features program with world and Australian premieres:

  • Drown. World Premiere
    Director/co-writer/co-producer/cinematography: Dean Francis (MSA)

  • All About E. World Premiere
    Music: Basil Hogios (Screen Composition)
    Cinematography: Justine Kerrigan (Cinematography)
    Editing: Rowena Crowe (Documentary)

  • Skin Deep. Australian Premiere
    Cinematography - Rodrigo Vidal-Dawson (Cinematography)

Also screening in competition at the festival will be 2013 AFTRS student film Like Breathing by Lizzie Cooper in the My Queer Career shorts program.

The winning film of this section will automatically gain entry into the Iris Prize (Cardiff UK) the world's largest prize for LGBTIQ films that has a £30,000 prize for Best Film.

The last three winners of this prestigious prize have all been Australian including My Queer Career 2014 winner and 2014 AFTRS' student film, All Gods Creatures by Brendon McDonall.

All the best to Liz and her team....

  • Director/writer: Liz Cooper (Directing)
  • Producer: Julia Kelly (Producing)
  • Cinematographer: Goldie Soetianto (Cinematography)
  • Production Designer: Grace Brown (Production Design)
  • Editor: Kelly Cameron (Editing)
  • Music: Grace Huie Robbins (Screen Music)
  • Costume Designer: Claudia Daly
  • Sound Supervisor: Declan Diacono (Sound)

Visit MGFF's website for the full My Queer Career program.

Image attribution: Production still from Drown. Image sourced from

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