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AFTRS First Nations

Tjamu Tjamu 2009, by Kurltjunyintja (Jackie) Giles Tjapaltjarri

AFTRS First Nations supports and identifies pathways for talented First Nations storytellers.

With a long and proud history of providing deep learning in film literacy and the broadcast industries enabling our storytellers to be authorities of their craft, AFTRS is a national and global leader in education and training.

Supporting First Nations storytellers is important to AFTRS, which is why when we relocated from North Ryde to Moore Park the decision was made to incorporate the Tjamu Tjamu Indigenous art wall into the fabric of the building.

If you would like to get in contact with AFTRS Elder-in-Residence, please click on the following link and complete the enquiry form.


If you are looking for a First Nations student or alumni for a paid attachment/internship on your production, please click on the following link and complete the enquiry form.

Production Attachment

Contact the First Nations Unit at First.Nations@aftrs.edu.au.

First Nations initiatives

First Nations Scholarships

First Nations Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit or equity.

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Elder in Residence

Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor is AFTRS’ Elder in Residence.

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Short course subsidies

Subsidised positions into AFTRS short courses.

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The Outreach team works to support access and pathways for underrepresented film practitioners into and within the industry, through skills development, mentorship, career opportunities and industry support.

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