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I've finished high school and I want to be a filmmaker, what next? or should I study before pursuing this career? These and many more questions will be answered in this discussion about high learning in film arts with Dean Chricop and Bobbi-lea Dionysius of Griffith Film School.

Based in Brisbane. Dean a seasoned academic at one of Queensland's high regarded institutions will provide an open conversation about education in the arts.


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Dean Chircop has been writing, directing and editing drama projects, music videos and television commercials for twenty years. Most recently he has been working as a full-time staff member at the Griffith Film School (GFS) as a drama specialist while completing his Doctor of Visual Arts. Prior to his GFS appointment,


Dean directed commercials and short drama projects including the state government funded Bloody Footy (2005) and The Parlour (2002) which have screened at many local and international film festivals including the prestigious Dendy Awards, Berlinale, Tribeca Film Festival, Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and Chicago International Children’s Festival.


Bobbi-Lea is a creative producer and outreach film marketer, working on social impact documentaries. Bobbi-Lea is is a current resident of the SQhub with Screen Queensland, a sessional Supervising Producer/Director for LiveLab at the Griffith Film School and most recently was the Festival Director of WIFT V-FEST online women’s film festival.


Her industry credits include the roles: Producer of Marketing & Distribution for Peter Hegedus’ award-winning theatrical feature documentary Lili; Producer of Marketing & Distribution for Jaina Kalifa’s award-winning broadcast documentary Happy Android; Production Manager for Trish Lake’s award-winning theatrical feature documentary Love Opera; Production Manager for the award-winning short documentary Lost Contact, and Marketing Co-ordinator for the theatrical feature films Kidnapped and This Little Love of Mine released in Event & Village Cinemas.

the education of the film artist

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