COVID film students making a mark on history

Film students across Australia have been struggling to make films while locked down in isolation. The lucky ones are living with actors. QUT noticed that this is a moment in history, and went meta-doc on the times.
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Friday 26 June, 2020

What to do with 63 film students trapped away from each other? Make an eight part web series on ways in which COVID-19 has affected people. 

According to the release, 'The result, From Home was launched on YouTube on the weekend (21 June) and includes episodes about the impact of COVID-19 on homelessness, international students, finding love, and teachers struggling to work online, as well as a beautiful ode to grandparents.'


These are third year films, the final project before graduation. They are:

  • Near and Far (international students stuck in QLD during the lockdown)
  • Put To The Test (teachers working from home as all schools shut down)
  • Double Crisis (supporting those below the poverty line during COVID-19)
  • A Better World (the effect of COVID-19 restrictions on senior citizens)
  • Online Connections (Online relationships can be as powerful and meaningful as those in the real world)
  • Over the Fence (A family whose child has a rare health condition shares their experience of lockdown)
  • Swiping Through Lockdown (finding Love during Lockdown)
  • To the World (a collection of creative submissions from around the world) 

The first half are already on Youtube. Here is then trailer:

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