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AFTRS 50th Anniversary

AFTRS is a Revolutionary Force

In 1973, Barry Jones’ opening remarks as the founding Chairman of AFTRS Council declared, ‘The School must act as a revolutionary force”. He went on to say “There can be no half-measures. We must create one of the world’s great schools or we must abandon the project at once. We cannot be a hothouse for mediocrity.”

To mark AFTRS’ 50th anniversary, we are embracing this revolutionary spirit as we embark on a year-long celebration of incredible education, research and training. We have five decades of brilliant students, alumni and collaborative creativity to showcase. Join us!


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AFTRS Library Presents: 50th Anniversary Screenings

Catch 35mm screenings of iconic features by AFTRS alumni as part of this program presented with NFSA.

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AFTRS’ 50th Anniversary launch

We brought together industry, alumni and incoming students to launch our year of 50th anniversary celebrations.

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AFTRS Alumni and Industry Scholarship Fund

Help us support the next generation of Australian storytellers

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AFTRS 50th Anniversary Program at SFF

AFTRS presents a collection of restored alumni films at Sydney Film Festival 2023.

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