Screen Makers Conference

The Screen Makers Conference & Marketplace, presented by the Media Resource Centre, will be held on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July 2018, at the Mercury Cinema. Registrations open Friday 25 May – register at

This is a key industry event for filmmakers based outside the major production centres of Sydney and Melbourne. If you’re a writer, director, producer or creative, join us for an impressive line-up of speakers, panel sessions, masterclasses, roundtables, one-on-one pitching opportunities and formal networking events.

The Screen Makers Conference is your chance to:
- gather relevant and vital industry intelligence
- gain exposure to the national marketplace, and pitch your project one-on-one
- form collaborations with fellow content creators
- discover new trends and opportunities
- develop your professional skills in a supportive environment
- identify career pathways, and learn how to accelerate a career in an ever-changing landscape, and
- enjoy an inclusive atmosphere, welcoming practitioners working in all screens (film, television, documentary, online) and disciplines (producers, directors, writers).

Broadcasters, distributors, international sales agents and representatives from Foxtel, ABC, SBS, Matchbox Pictures, XYZ, Start VR, Madman, Australian Directors Guild, AFTRS, Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation will be at Screen Makers Conference 2018, as well as leading production companies keen to connect with industry talent.


The 2018 Screen Makers Conference registration includes the full two-day conference program, roundtables, networking events, and you can apply for the one-on-one pitching opportunities from Friday 25 May.


Book on the SMC website to join a roundtable – these places are competitive and for the first round you will be limited to join two tables only. If there are roundtable seats still available on the days of the conference, you will be able to register with MRC staff at 8.30am on Friday 27 July.


One-on-one pitching of projects to the marketplace is being offered again this year at the 2018 Screen Makers Conference. There will be an application process and only the most competitive pitches will be selected. Information on how to apply and which marketplace representatives are available to pitch to will be released on Friday 25 May.

For more information or to register, visit