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AFTRS + 72andSunny = A World of Opportunities for Students

AFTRS students are benefiting from an exciting creative partnership between AFTRS and advertising agency 72andSunny. The leading agency and premier screen and broadcast school have announced an entrepreneur partnership to give budding creative makers the chance to gain important industry experience.

Neil Pelow, CEO of AFTRS, expresses his enthusiasm for the scheme: “By bringing young, diverse talent to the creative industry, both 72andSunny and AFTRS are helping to develop the next generation of creative makers”. Chris Kay, Partner and Managing Director at 72andSunny APAC echoes this: “We’re super excited that working together allows us to help foster Australia’s next generation of makers.”

A main component of the partnership is an intensive internship. Each quarter, AFTRS students and graduates will be able to apply to a specially designed, nine-day internship scheme at the agency, during which they’ll progress skills such as personal branding, creation and observation. Interns will also be paired with a dedicated mentor who will provide feedback, support and coaching.

Recent intern Michaela Holmes (Master of Arts Screen: Directing, 2018) conveyed her excitement about the scheme, “I’m incredibly excited to gain an insight into the advertising world through such a vibrant, creative agency. 72andSunny work with some fantastic clients, and have produced some really unique, clever work to date – so being alongside their creatives and having the ability to learn from them is a brilliant opportunity.”

The collaboration is set to offer dual benefits for both organisations, including commitments from 72andSunny to hire AFTRS graduates in coming years and agency employees being given opportunities to attends and lead AFTRS courses. They will provide their insights on topics ranging from cinematography to documentary filmmaking, as well as leading quarterly 35mm film screenings celebrating Australian film.