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Lucy Gaffy


Lucy Gaffy is an award-winning filmmaker and Masters graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). She has been working in the industry for over ten years across a broad range of productions including short films, documentaries, long-form projects, television commercials and episodic television. She was 2009 recipient of the European Union Travel Scholarship to travel to the DocPoint Festival in Helsinki to show her Documentary “Century Witness” and in 2010 was nominated for an Australian Directors Guild award and received an AFI nomination for her film The Love Song of Iskra Prufrock which subsequently screened at over 60 International Festivals.

Lucy was a recipient of the 2012 Screen NSW Emerging Filmmakers Fund with which she made her award-winning short The Gift. Lucy received her second Directors Guild nomination for her short film The Fence which subsequently premiered at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.

More recently Lucy was awarded Hot Shots funding through Screen Australia for her proof of concept short Dream Baby which she completed in 2015 and in 2016 was awarded the ADG Attachment on the CJZ Production of the Channel Nine Mini Series BOND.

Dream Baby had its World Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2016 and recently won the 2016 AACTA Award for Best Short Film. With Dream Baby, Lucy was also nominated for her third Australian Directors Guild Award, won Best Film at Heart of Gold Festival and won Best Direction at the 2017 Flickerfest Festival.

In 2017 Lucy received the Screen Australia Talent + Development Endowment for a three month placement as an observing Director at the Juilliard School of Drama in New York before being selected by the ADG & Essential Media to direct an Episode of the Channel 9 series Doctor Doctor through the Shadow Directing Program. She then went on to Direct 4 Episodes of the following Series 3.

In 2018 Lucy was selected for the prestigious Talent Campus at the 2018 Berlinale Film Festival where she was able to further establish her position as a future leader in the Australian film industry.

Along with Tom Noakes and Will Goodfellow, Lucy is Co-Founder of the Directors Collective GOONO based in Sydney, Australia. Their newest film Nursery Rhymes is currently Nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Short Film.