The WA Screen Academy, established in 2005, has cemented its reputation as one of Australia’s most innovative and outstanding advanced-level training programs in screen production.
In 2016, the Screen Academy was accepted as a member of CILECT, the International Association of Film and Television Schools; one of only five member schools in Australia. This membership is an acknowledgment of the high quality of teaching and learning at the Academy, and enables international collaboration in both production and research.
Students are taught and mentored by leading professionals, and leave with industry-level skills, a ‘showreel’ of production work and a strong analytical, and theoretical foundation relating to film, television and associated new media applications.
A unique feature of the program is the WA Screen Academy’s relationship with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). In February 2018, the Screen Academy moved into a new, purpose-built centre at Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus. The new facilities include state-of-the-art editing and audio suites, television studios, digital equipment and VR/360 capacity.
The Academy films and documentaries are showcased annually at Gala screenings at major cinema locations and broadcast on the Nine network. The films receive additional promotion and exposure at local and international festivals and web-based platforms.
Some of those films are showcased below and will be changed regularly.