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2019 Screen Makers Conference & Marketplace

Early bird registrations and applications are now open for the 2019 Screen Makers Conference & Marketplace.


About Screen Makers Conference

Now in its fifth year, Screen Makers Conference is the leading industry event for emerging and early-career screen content makers across Australia. Held 26-27 July in Adelaide, Screen Makers Conference brings together Australian writers, directors, producers and other screen creatives to share knowledge, connect with the industry, and pitch projects to the national marketplace.

The 2019 conference will feature talks from influential and experienced screen industry power players including:

  • Susie Jones, SBS Commissioning Editor, Documentaries
  • Lana Greenhalgh, Foxtel Drama Executive
  • Nerida Moore, Screen Australia, Head of Development
  • Edwina Waddy, Roadshow Films, Australian Production Executive
  • Jo Rooney, Nine Network, Co-head of Drama

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

This year the conference also offers producers and content creators the opportunity to submit a project to pitch at two separate events:

  1. One-on-One pitching
  2. Pitch-o-Rama

Please note: The Two-Day Conference Ticket is not eligible for any pitching opportunities.


One-on-One Pitching

This year the conference offers producers and content creators the opportunity to submit a project to pitch to marketplace representatives. Submissions must be made online and projects will be short-listed for pitching.

There is a limited number of pitching slots available and the process will be competitive. Please note: They are seeking market-ready pitches only.

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.

Applicants for one-on-one pitching must be registered for FULL SCREEN MAKERS PROGRAM of the Screen Makers Conference.

Submissions open Monday, 10 June 2019 and the deadline for the One-on-One Pitching Market is Monday, 1 July 2019.

For more information visit the pitching section of the Screen Makers Conference website.



This live-pitch competition searches for the next big web series idea and offers $10,000 in concept development funding from ABC iview and the @Media Resource Centre.

Register for the 2019 Screen Makers Conference and apply to pitch your scripted or factual concept directly to creative executives from the ABC.

Submissions Monday, 1 July 2019.

For more information visit the Pitch-o-Rama page of the Screen Makers Conference website.


Screenwest Travel Support

Screenwest will fund a select number of travel applications for Western Australian producers selected for One-on-One pitching and/or the Pitch-o-Rama pitch competition.

Please refer to the Practitioner Support page of the Screenwest website for more information on Screenwest Travel funding.


More Information

For more information about the Screen Makers Conference, please email


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Posted 06 June 2019

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