Calling all film buffs and media junkies . . .

This year’s Open Day at the Australian Film Television and Radio School is the perfect opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to start or progress a career in the film, TV and radio industries.

The event on Saturday, September 10, will showcase 2017 courses, including the BA Screen, Graduate Certificates and Masters programs, radio courses, and Diplomas, and will be held at the school’s Moore Park headquarters in Sydney.

There will also be an opportunity to look behind the scenes at AFTRS state-of-the-art facilities, meet tutors and graduates, get tips on how to get your application to AFTRS noticed, and find out about Indigenous scholarships and fee help.

AFTRS Indigenous graduate Julia Moriarty will be joining the Open Day graduate panel discussion to talk about studying at AFTRS and how being an AFTRS graduate has helped her career.

“If Koori students want to come to AFTRS, our Open Day is a great chance for them to chat to current students and staff to see what we have to offer,” says Kyas Sherriff, Head of AFTRS Indigenous Unit.

“AFTRS has amazing resources: state-of-the-art film, TV and radio studios plus tutors who are experts in their field. We want talented Indigenous creatives and storytellers to apply for each of the different levels of study that suits them so they leave here work-place and industry ready.

“For the interstate Mob, we’ll be live streaming all day from the AFTRS website so you can still take a look.”

AFTRS will be launching its new line-up of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for 2017 and there’ll be lots to see and do throughout the day.

With a reputation as one of the top film schools in the world, AFTRS graduates are highly sought after, many having gone on to create award-winning productions.

Indigenous AFTRS graduates include Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah), Rachel Perkins (Redfern Now), Ivan Sen (Mystery Road, Goldstone) Catriona McKenzie (Satellite Boy) and Cornel Ozies (Kriol Kitchen NITV).

“AFTRS has fantastic networks in the film, television and radio industry which can support individual pathways and help towards getting work once you graduate,” says Ms Sherriff.

“AFTRS radio courses, for example, have a hugely successful strike rate in terms of students finding full-time employment on graduation. There are Indigenous broadcasters all over the country and the community radio sector is so vibrant. Who wouldn’t want to study at a School where you are extremely likely to get a paid job at the end?”

Interested? Get down to AFTRS on September 10 between 10am and 4.30pm and find out how you can study at the #1 film, TV and radio school in Australia.

If you can’t make it to AFTRS on the day, visit the AFTRS Website and Facebook for the live stream or if you have any questions, send an email to:

For more information, to register for up-dates, and for details of how to access the live web stream go the AFTRS website

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