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ECU success at WA Screen Awards

Monday, 06 April 2009


Edith Cowan University (ECU) filmmaking students and graduates from WA Screen Academy, the Film and Video program and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) are still celebrating after winning five WA Screen Awards.

The WA Screen Awards ceremony is the premier event for emerging filmmakers in WA, and was held at the Octagon Theatre on Saturday, 21 March.

The Director’s Cut, a low budget horror comedy featureby Screen Academy graduate Paul Komadina received awards for cinematography, editing and original music composition.

Best Cinematography was awarded to fellow Screen Academy graduate Ivan Davidov and Best Editing was awarded to Noah Joseph James.

Christopher De Groot, a Music student from WAAPA was awarded Best Original Music Composition.

Acting student Elise Jansen was awarded Best Actress for her work in Misconception, a film produced by Screen Academy students in 2008.

The Deep End, a film by Screen Academy graduate Damien Spiccia, received the award for Best Production Design.

John Rapsey, Director of the WA Screen Academy and Head of Scriptwriting at ECU said he was delighted with the awards to films by students and graduates in a highly competitive year.

“It is great evidence that the unique collaboration at ECU between the WA Screen Academy and WAAPA is creating teams of excellent filmmakers,” he said.

The WA Screen Academy at ECU offers intensive programs in screen studies providing students with hands-on experience in producing, writing, directing and editing short films, documentaries, magazine shows and cross-platform drama programs.

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