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UTS alumna receives Human Rights Award

15 December 2016

UTS Media Arts and Production alumna Genevieve Clay-Smith

Not-for-profit organisation Bus Stop Films, co-founded by Media Arts and Production alumna Genevieve Clay-Smith, has been awarded the 2016 Community Organisation Award at the Australian Human Rights Commission's Human Rights Awards.

For eight years, Bus Stop Films has advocated for inclusion in the film industry and provided opportunities for people with disabilities to study and undertake filmmaking.

The Human Rights Award is latest in a long list of accolades for Clay-Smith. In 2015, she was named NSW Young Australian of the Year, and, closer to home, was the UTS Young Alumni Award recipient.

In 2009, her short film Be My Brother (which was the catalyst for founding Bus Stop Films), took out Tropfest – the world's largest short film festival.

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Recently, Clay-Smith has also launched Impact Culture, a product that aims to help workplaces become more disability confident and inclusive. It includes a three-part comedy series, The Face of Inspiration, which was written and directed by Clay-Smith.

You can find out more about Clay-Smith at UTS:Newsroom.

Photographer: Kevin Cheung