The Canberra Institute of Technology and the National Museum of Australia are rolling out the red carpet for the anniversary event of CIT’s annual Film and Television Awards (FAT Awards) on Friday June 26th from 7pm.
This year the awards will be a tribute to the success of the past 10 years and the event’s evolution from humble beginnings to the professional full scale event it is today. This will include the screening of a short documentary on how the FAT Awards have grown and the way it has provided valuable recognition and encouragement to budding student talent.
In addition, this special event will include a screening of the short films and documentaries produced by first and second year CIT media production, journalism and public relations students. The winners will be decided and prizes in 18 categories awarded by an expert panel including Jeff Brownrigg (Cultural Information Australia), Harriet Pike (Ronin Films and formerly of Electric Shadows) and David Doepel (ACT Filmmakers Network).
The interval will provide an opportunity to mingle with the students, guests and industry partners and light refreshments will be provided.
This unique event mobilises CIT students into a larger event team, responsible for everything from creating the film’s themselves to planning the event and fundraising for the night. The event would not be possible without our students or our faithful industry sponsors and partners: National Museum of Australia, Ronin Films, ACT Filmmakers Network, ABC 666 Canberra, Polish Embassy, ABC Stateline, CIT’s Student Association (CITSA), National Film and Sound Archive, Dendy Cinemas Canberra and Screenwize.
Tickets are free (but limited) and currently available for this special event. For event information or to secure your tickets please contact Alison Halpin on 6207 4055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.