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Film Fest for Media Students

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Week 3, Term Two, 2018

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Media students have certainly made the most of the 16th annual Gold Coast Film Festival, with two excursions in one week! After a tour around the Bond University facilities where students learnt about the staggering cost of equipment used by film students at Bond, our Senior Film, Television and New Media students heard from industry professionals at the Future Filmmakers seminar day.

Future Filmmakers is aimed at Year 11 and 12 students who are considering a career in film. Students were given a taste of the many aspects of and jobs available in the film industry, with speakers covering all aspects of the filmmaking business. This year we heard from screen editor, Dan Rice; pop-culture commentator, Maria Lewis - who you may have seen on SBS; location scout Duncan Jones - the man responsible for turning Brisbane into NYC for Thor: Ragnarock; directors; producers; actors and writers to name just a few.

We even heard from Bond Alumni, Elizabeth Cullen, who the Year 12's were fortunate enough to meet and see in character on set last year, when we visited the set of TV series "The Bureau of Magical Things". Elizabeth won a scholarship to study at Bonds' Film School after entering and winning BUFTA, which has opened many doors for her. All the more reason for Somerset students to enter this years' competition!

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