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Tickets are now on sale for Screen Makers Conference & Marketplace 2018. This two-day industry conference and marketplace is designed to build and grow opportunities for regional content creators and runs from Friday, 27 July to Saturday, 28 July. Attendees will also have an exclusive opportunity to pitch their projects in a one-on-one meeting with a marketplace decision maker.

The 2018 conference will feature talks from influential and experienced screen industry power players including:

  • Foxtel Drama Development Executive Carly Heaton
  • Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason
  • Documentary Australia Foundation CEO Dr Mitzi Goldman, and
  • ABC Drama and Comedy Executive Producer Entertainment & Specialist Brett Sleigh.

Please visit the Screen Makers Conference website to view the full list of announced speakers.

This year the conference also offers producers and content creators the opportunity to submit a project to pitch to marketplace representatives.

Submissions must be made to the MRC and projects will be pre-selected for pitching. There is a limited number of pitching slots available and the process will be competitive.

Screenwest will also consider travel applications for a select number of Western Australian producers if they are selected for one-on-one pitching opportunities.

The deadline for the one-on-one pitching market is Wednesday, 29 June 2018. For more information on the visit the pitching section of the Screen Makers Conference website.

Attendees of the event will be able to draw from the speakers’ experience in different areas of the screen industry, including film, TV, documentary and online. They will also be able to chat to people inside the film market in a series of industry round tables.


This event provides an unmissable networking opportunity that will help build relationships between regional content creators and members of the screen industry and fast track careers.



Early bird tickets are open until Sunday, 10 June 2018.

The deadline for the one-on-one pitching market is Wednesday, 20 June 2018.

To find out more information about the event and buy tickets, check out the Screen Makers Conference website:



The Oaks iStay Precinct are offering a 12% discount code on the daily online price special for attendees of the Screen Makers Conference 2018. This deal is active from 26 – 29 July 2018.

Follow the link and use the code “Screenmakers” to apply your discount: Book your stay at Oaks iStay Precinct

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Posted 07 June 2018

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