Scholarship recipient joins Melbourne’s creative scene


26 Feb 2020

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Scholarship recipient joins Melbourne’s creative scene

26 Feb 2020

Congratulations to Shae Cartledge-Giovinazzo, who has been awarded the national Full Creative Scholarship for 2020!

Originally from WA, Shae commenced her studies in a Bachelor of Film at SAE Melbourne in February. 

Shae is loving her time in Melbourne so far, describing the experience as having all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place. Finding a place, a job and settling into study all coming easy - it was meant to be. 

“Everything happened quite fast but has come together perfectly. Also, since being in Melbourne, I’m already meeting and networking with other filmmakers, that is so exciting to me.”

Shae was inspired to study film after creating videos for Western Australian community group Nurture Works Foundation, an organisation that aims to empower children. While working on the project she developed a passion for purpose-driven film making.

“I'm interested in human rights issues and experimental film. In my studies I'd like to see how these concepts can intersect and interact with each other.”  

“I was excited by SAE’s encouragement of students to use their voice in all aspects of their learning journey, from academic application to addressing issues of a social and welfare nature.” 

SAE General Manager of SAE Australasia Matt Evans said that Shae’s submission was chosen from a large pool of candidates following extensive deliberation by a team of senior academics led by the SAE Dean - Dr Luke McMillan.  

“We’re delighted to welcome a candidate of Shae’s calibre to the SAE community. It is wonderful to be able to offer a scholarship to such a worthy recipient. Shae is a talented young and purposeful creative who has a promising future in film ahead of her.”


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