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Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia – ‘The Puttnam Programme’

Griffith University has the unique position of being the first – and therefore longest running – of all our cherished relationships.

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CLIENT: Griffith University

YEARS: 12

COUNTRY: Australia

Business need:

‘The Puttnam Programme’ is a module of online seminars run as an extracurricular series within the Griffith Film School (now the largest school of its kind in Australia).

This programme looks at the global marketplace and the growth of film and animation across the APAC region.

Industry leaders are invited to attend some seminars for an ‘in-conversation’ format with Lord Puttnam. Previous guests have included Roland Joffé, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Beresford and Sarah Thomson.

Students attend two seminars per week for five weeks in a lecture theatre where Lord Puttnam appears on a big screen. Interactive tools are used for Q&A sessions.

Students from across the University’s Communications Departments are specially selected by the Director of the Film School to attend the programme.

Skills acquired/learning outcomes:

Develop enhanced filmmaking techniques; gain broader understanding of the rapidly changing global industry; question the broader social, economic and ethical issues filmmakers confront.

REVIEWS

What Our Customers say

  • For our students to interact with David Puttnam was amazing. We’ve had long conversations around movies and careers and the students are exploring options they may not have contemplated before. They thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s been a very exciting project and one which they will treasure. What an opportunity to learn from the best!

    TY Teacher, 2023

  • Puttnam Scholars TY programme set me thinking about my identity and how it affects my creativity and perspective. I felt like it challenged me to look to the future and come up with solutions for present and future problems.

    TY Student, 2023

  • David considers the world of filmmaking as a whole, seeing all areas involved as creative, and drawing upon years of knowledge acquired through his filmmaking. Students are always left inspired, driven, and excited to continue with the rest of their course.

    Shakil Mohammed

    Course Leader, NFTS

  • It can be very difficult, while working in an industry such as ours, to step off the hamster wheel for a moment and assess where you’re going. This programme helped me take stock, and stoked the fire within me for film and television. I left it feeling reinvigorated and refreshed.

    Órfhlaith NíChearnaigh

    Programme participant

  • The programme has made me realise the importance of working as a collective.
    I have already begun to set up my own collective of writers/producers/directors to share and discuss our work.
    This can only help me mapping out a pathway to build my career.

    Tara Lynne O'Neill

    Actress, Filmmaker

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