AFTRS adds $10,000 scholarship from Atlas Shorts

The new Atlas Shorts Screen Excellence scholarship will fit nicely into the rent jar.

The Australian Film Television and Radio School has been actively campaigning behind the scenes to develop scholarships at least since 2016, as a means of increasing diversity. There are now six scholarships specifically available to AFTRS students, while more can come from untied outside organisations.

The latest is the $10,000 Atlas Shorts Screen Excellence Scholarship, which will be given to one student starting the undergraduate BA program in 2022, to assist with living expenses. The recipient will be chosen by a panel comprising Atlas Shorts CEO Karim Ford Sarhan and AFTRS staff.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.