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Honorary degrees and fellows

Bridget Ikin, conferred an honorary Doctor of Arts degree by AFTRS in 2017.

Honorary Degrees

Since 2002, AFTRS has conferred Master of Arts degrees as an honorary degree, and a Doctor of Arts degree from 2015, to those who have made exceptional and direct contributions to the Australian screen arts and broadcast sector.

Master of Arts

  • 2002: Jan Chapman, Don McAlpine and Freda Glynn
  • 2003: John Maynard
  • 2004: John Clark AM
  • 2005: Anthony Buckley
  • 2006: Ben Gannon
  • 2007: George Miller
  • 2008: Baz Luhrmann
  • 2010: John Doyle
  • 2011: John Edwards
  • 2012: Darren Dale
  • 2013: Philip Noyce

Doctor of Arts

  • 2015: Phillip Adams
  • 2016: Lester Bostock and David White
  • 2017: Bridget Ikin

Creative Fellows

As part of AFTRS’ goal of developing and nurturing creative practitioners of outstanding calibre and exceptional talent, the AFTRS Creative Fellowship funds the development of innovative screen based works from emerging and experienced practitioners. The fund is currently not available.

AFTRS has awarded Creative Fellowships to the following practitioners:

  • 2010: Lynette Wallworth
  • 2011: Angelica Mesiti
  • 2011: Christopher Frey
  • 2013: Damien Power
  • 2013: Carl Firth
  • 2014: Melissa Anastassi
  • 2014: Amiel Courtin-Wilson
  • 2015: Sari Braithwaite
  • 2015: Sari Braithwaite

Indigenous Fellows

As part of AFTRS’ goal of developing and nurturing creative practitioners of outstanding calibre and exceptional talent, the AFTRS Indigenous Creative Fellowship funds the development of innovative screen based works from emerging or experienced practitioners, or organisations with a strong and adventurous project.

AFTRS has awarded Indigenous Creative Fellowships to the following practitioners

  • 2015: Rachel Perkins
  • 2006: Wayne Blair