The Adelaide Film Festival has unveiled its 2018 program, and, like its Melbourne and Sydney counterparts, sees projects by AFTRS alumni strongly represented.
The festival will see the world premiere of the ADL Film Fest Investment Fund supported She Who Must Be Loved, directed by Erica Glynn (Master of Arts: Directing, 1998), and edited by Karen Johnson (Specialist Extension Course Certificate Editing, 1995), presented in a special gala screening. The film is a documentary on Alfreda Glynn, 78 year old Aboriginal woman, stills photographer, and co-founder of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association and Imparja TV, detailing her life from its beginnings in 1940s Alice Springs under the Aboriginal Protection policies.
Amongst the festival’s short films is 2014 Master of Screen Arts graduate Bradley Slabe’s Lost & Found – which earlier this year won the $5,000 Yoram Gross Animation Award at Sydney Film Festival, and the Major Award at Australian Writer’s Guild annual AWGIE Awards – and 2000 Master of Arts: Editing graduate Karen Pearlman’s documentary After the Facts, which will precede all screenings of [CENSORED], itself made with the support of the AFTRS Creative Fellowship.
Programmed amongst the features will be the top three results of the festival’s #YOUMUSTSEE audience poll, which called the nation to name their top Australian feature films of all time. Among them is Sampson & Delilah (2009), written/directed/shot by alumnus Warwick Thornton (Bachelor of Arts: Cinematography, 1995), and edited by alumnus and current AFTRS Head of Editing Roland Gallois (Bachelor of Arts: Editing, 1994). Earlier this year Samson & Delilah placed third in Flicks.com.au’s critics poll of the 25 greatest Australian films of the 21st century. The festival will also present a special screening of Sarah Watt’s AFI Award-winning Look Both Ways (2005), produced by Bridget Ikin (2018 Honorary Degree awardee), and shot by Ray Argall (Diploma in Editing, 1979), with music composed by Amanda Brown (Graduate Certificate in Screen Composition, 1999).
Additionally, running in its second edition is the AFTRS-supported Virtual Reality Competition, presenting a selection of works from around the world and awarding innovation and powerful storytelling within the new medium. Current AFTRS Head of Cinematography Kim Batterham will be among the industry professionals on the award’s jury.
The 2018 Adelaide Film Festival runs from 10–21 October. The full program can be viewed here. A list of films made by AFTRS alumni is below.
Made with support of AFTRS Creative Fellowship
Executive Producer: Robert Connolly (Bachelor of Arts: Producing, 1994)
Co-Producer: John Fink (Graduate Diploma: Screenwriting, 2009)
Co-Editor: Nicole Norelli (Graduate Certificate Screen: Editing, 2017)
Co-Producer: Rachel Clements (Master of Arts (Film & Television) Producing, 2000)
Co-Editor: James Bradley (Specialist Extension Course Certificate Scriptwriting, 1994)
Cinematographer: Steve Arnold ACS (Diploma in Cinematography, 1978; current AFTRS Lecturer Cinematography)
Producer: Bridget Ikin (Honorary Degree, 2018)
Cinematographer: Ray Argall (Diploma in Editing, 1979)
Composer: Amanda Brown (Graduate Certificate in Screen Composition, 1999)
Screenwriter/Director/Cinematographer: Warwick Thornton (Bachelor of Arts: Cinematography, 1995)
Editor: Roland Gallois (Bachelor of Arts: Editing, 1994; current AFTRS Head of Editing )
Director: Erica Glynn (Master of Arts: Directing, 1998)
Editor: Karen Johnson (Specialist Extension Course Certificate Editing, 1995)
Director/Screenwriter/Co-Producer/Editor: Karen Pearlman (Master of Arts (Film & Television) Editing, 2000)
Cinematographer: Adric Watson (Graduate Diploma in Cinematography, 2013)
Screenwriter/Co-Director: Larissa Behrendt (Graduate Diploma in Screenwriting, 2012; Graduate Diploma in Documentary, 2013)
Cinematographer: Marden Dean (Master of Arts: Film and Television Cinematography, 2008)
Screenwriter/Co-Director: Bradley Slabe (Master of Screen Arts, 2014)
Producer: Lucy Hayes (Graduate Diploma: Directing (Fiction & Non-Fiction), 2010)
Co-Producer: Jessica Giacco (Graduate Diploma in Producing, 2014)
Director/Co-Screenwriter: Jeremy Kelly-Bakker (Graduate Certificate: Film & Television, 2007)
Cinematographer: Aaron Schuppan (Graduate Diploma in Directing (Fiction & Non-Fiction), 2011)
Cinematographer: Zoe White (Master of Arts: Film and Television Cinematography, 2008)
Director: Jeremy Kelly-Bakker (Graduate Certificate: Film & Television, 2007)
Producer: Bridget Ikin (Honorary Degree, 2018)
Cinematographer: Emma Paine (Graduate Diploma in Cinematography, 2010)
Co-Producer: Lisa Scott (Certificate in Video, 1988)
Producer: Rolf de Heer (Diploma in Directing, 1979)