AFTRS Alumni Success

Alumni News

Academy award winners

Since inception, in 1973, AFTRS has launched the careers of over two thousand film, television, radio and new media professionals many of whom are working at the highest levels in the world.

When they graduate AFTRS students are highly sought after for their technical
and creative expertise. AFTRS is very proud of the part it plays in the creative journeys of its graduates:

4 AFTRS STUDENTS FILMS NOMINATED FOR ACADEMY AWARDS®
  • Inja Directed by Steve Pasvolsky, produced by Joe Weatherstone
  • Birthday Boy Directed by Sejong Park, produced by Andrew Gregory
  • The Saviour Directed by Peter Templeman, produced by Stuart Parkyn
  • Emily Directed by Ben Mathews a finalist in the Foreign Film category at the 39th annual student Academy Awards®
4 AFTRS ALUMNI WINNERS OF ACADEMY AWARDS®
  • Margaret Sixel Best Editing: Mad Max; Fury Road
  • Jane Campion Best Original Screenplay; The Piano
  • Andrew Lesnie, Best Achievement in Cinematography;
    The Lord of the Rings; The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Dion Beebe, Best Achievement in Cinematography; Memoirs of a Geisha
5 AFTRS ALUMNI NOMINATED FOR ACADEMY AWARDS®
  • Dion Beebe Best Achievement in Cinematography; Chicago
  • Jane Campion Best Director; The Piano
  • Chris Noonan Best Director, Best Adapted Screeplay; Babe
  • Pip Karmel Editing; Shine
EMMYS & BAFTAS
  • Directing graduate Jane Campion winner of a BAFTA for Top of the Lake (2014)
  • Editing graduate Margaret Sixel, winner of a BAFTA for Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road (2016)
  • Producing graduate Justin Davis nominated for multiple TV BAFTAs for Psychoville, Absolutely Fabulous and Twenty Twelve (2012)
  • Screenwriting alumnus Tony Ayres nominated for an International Drama TV BAFTA for The Slap (2012)
  • Digital Media graduate Patrick Clair winner of an Emmy for his Titles Design on True Detective (2014)
OVER 300 INTERNATIONAL NOMINATIONS & AWARDS FOR AFTRS STUDENT FILMS

Cannes: one of the world's oldest and most prestigious film festivals in the world has featured the work of 16 AFTRS graduates over the years including:

  • Jane Campion
  • Rolf de Heer
  • Cate Shortland
  • Jonathan Ogilvie
  • Samantha Lang
  • Jocelyn Moorehouse
  • Gillian Armstrong
  • Warwick Thornton

Berlinale: One of the most important international festivals on the film industry's calendar The Berlinale has presented the work of 21 of our graduates over the years including:

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • Ivan Sen
  • Warwick Thornton
  • Peter Carstairs
  • Tony Ayres
  • Rowan Woods
  • Miriam Stein
  • Hannah Hilliard
  • Bonnie Elliot

Sundance: No less than 25 AFTRS graduates have had their work screened at this iconic festival including:

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • Stuart Parkyn
  • Warwick Thornton
  • Alex Proyas
  • Rachel Perkins
  • Ivan Sen
  • Andrew Lancaster
  • Samantha Lang
  • Shirley Barrett
  • Peter Duncan
  • Jocelyn Moorhouse
  • PJ Hogan
  • Jane Campion

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Last updated March 24, 2016

Acknowledgement

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