Queensland School of Film and Television http://qsft.qld.edu.au More than just a film school Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:14:52 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.11 120343842 QSFT Student Film Wins “Best Action Short” At International Festival http://qsft.qld.edu.au/out-side-the-wire-atlanta-shortfest/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:35:32 +0000 http://qsft.qld.edu.au/?p=15962

QSFT’s 2015 Graduation Film – Outside the Wire has won the “Best Action Short” at Atlanta Shortsfest, Georgia – USAearlier this month!

Directed by Shaun Clifford – Outside the Wire is a  QSFT student’s graduating  short film. This film follows a female Australian Army Medic, as she lays trapped after the building she is hiding in collapses leaving her with a broken leg and minimal supplies. Unable to contact help, she is left alone with a growing infection in her leg, until the unlikely arrival of a young, frightened boy, wielding an AK47. He helps her maintain survival through their developing friendship of mutual trust, until her fellow soldiers find her…

This short film took three days to shoot, two of which were filmed in our QSFT studio.  The students did an amazing job of creating a realistic set. This set took a week of sweat and tears to build.  The third day was shot in the heart of the Redlands Quarry.  The external location was chosen fairly early on as there aren’t many places around Brisbane that are as aesthetically unique as Afghanistan, making it an easy choice to pick the Redlands Quarry.

The set design on the other hand was extremely difficult.  “Our art director, Shannon Webb, had quite an ordeal finding elements that worked for them to match the look they required.  Our first attempt at building the walls proved to start racking up costs much quicker than we had hoped so we lost some time there while we had to action plan B.” – Says Shaun Clifford, the Writer and Director of the film.  Plan B, consisted of a large amount of polystyrene being broken down then remade into the walls of the set.


Congratulations to the crew for the well-deserved recognition!

Rising Star in the Making – Shanelle (Floss) Adams http://qsft.qld.edu.au/qsft-open-day-oct-16-2/ Sun, 30 Oct 2016 06:23:17 +0000 http://qsft.qld.edu.au/?p=15956

QSFT is extremely proud of our Certificate III in Media – High School scholarship student, Shanelle (Floss) Adams, who is the winner of ‘Younger at Heart” category from Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival.

Floss’ film ‘Persistence of Time’ experiments with form and repetition to take the viewer on a journey into her internal world – inspired by her experience as a boarder at Clayfield College.

Floss is a rising star in the making and we can’t wait to see her next creative production.

Again, congratulations to Floss for her achievement to-date and many more to come!
One of QSFT’s values is to encourage students to participate in additional film festivals and competitions, alongside their training.

QSFT offers students opportunities to deliver quality products to their best possible ability and accumulate their real life learning through these experiences.

QSFT Open Day – It was a full house event packed with future filmmakers! http://qsft.qld.edu.au/qsft-open-day-oct-16/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 23:38:38 +0000 http://bridge4.qodeinteractive.com/?p=222

QSFT opened its doors on Saturday, 29th of October to public for an Open Day.

It was a great day with a great turnout, plenty of information & experiences shared by QSFT’s current & alumni students as well as industry professionals.

We showcased some of our student productions and took the audience behind the scenes with QSFT student productions in Virtual Reality!

The presentation completed with tour of QSFT campus and training facilities, a networking session and sausage sizzles!

If you would like to find out more on QSFT’s Open Day topics or interested in obtaining information about the creative industry, career pathways & opportunities, please feel free to contact us to organise a 1 on 1 appointment.

ANOTHER SATISFIED QSFT CLIENT – OrangeSky Laundry http://qsft.qld.edu.au/orange-sky-tv-commercial/ Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:27:51 +0000 http://qsft.qld.edu.au/?p=15960

QSFT Diploma students have delivered the Television Commercial for not-for-profit organisation – OrangeSky Laundry.

Orange Sky Laundry is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for the homeless, with10 services across Australia in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, SE Melbourne and Hobart.

QSFT crew are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with OrangeSky Laundry to promote their good cause, visual message and brand.  At the same time, pleased to receive positive feedback from the client.

David from OrangeSky Laundry referred to the crew “have demonstrated the importance of the conversation without using any vocals which were very effective through the variety of shots, showing the whole group and close ups showing smiling faces and the difference the conversations were having.”  Also highlighted “The dynamic closing screen and call to conversation is spot on our message and branding.

One of QSFT’s values is to provide students with real life experiences, alongside their training.  QSFT offers students opportunities to deliver quality products to client’s expectations.  Each year, QSFT works with a number of not-for-profit organisations.