24 Oct - 3 Nov 2024

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Industry Day One

Hosted by Griffith University Film School 

S08 Griffith Film School

472 Stanley Street, South Brisbane

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Building Momentum and Diversity in the Australian Screen Industry

Our first day, hosted by Griffith University Film School, and focus on “Building Momentum and Diversity in the Australian Screen Industry.

The day includes prestigious speakers from diverse Australian backgrounds representing the changing tide of the industry locally and our desire to include and represent everyone.  


8:45am Arrival

9:00am – 9:30am  Official Welcome 

9:30am – 10:30am Animation Powerhouse

Guest speaker Ricard Cusso (Combat Wombat: Back 2 Back ) in conversation with 

Director of the Animation Program at Griffith University, Dr. Peter Moyes. 

10:30am – 10:45am Tea and Coffee Interval 

10:45am – 12:00pm Keynote Speaker Ivan Sen

The hope and challenges of Indigenising Queensland’s screen culture.

12:00pm – 12:30pm Break 

12:30pm – 2:00pm Speed Networking

Emerging filmmakers will have the opportunity to connect with leading industry practitioners in this dynamic speed networking event.

Guest include:

Veronica Fury (Wildbear),  Tracey Robertson (Hoodlum), Ben Richards,

Nicole Manns and Digby Hogan (Empire Post), Connor McDuff (Crackermilk), 

Rachel Choi and Kerrin McNeil (Good Apples Pictures), Geraldine O’Leary (NEP),

Gary Kemble and Grant Herlock (ABC), Tanya Rivera (Red Bandana Productions),

Frances Story and Gavin Hampseatd (Iceworks Design),

Anthony Mullins (writer/director), Stephen Lance (writer/director),

Alicia Butterworth (Sound Recordist),  James Greville (Two Little Films),

Bronwyn Ketels (The Post Lounge), Mel Bertram (Modek Media),

Katherine Cooke and Gerard Lambkin (Compadre Films), 

Dean Gibson (Bacon Factory Films)

2:00pm – 3:15pm The Future Of Documentaries 

Panellists: Luke Wheatley (In Three Production), Joe Woolley (The Ending Goes Forever: The Screamfeeder Story), Helen Morrison (Bent 3 Land Productions) and Ian Lynch (Content Director, Screen Queensland). 

Moderator: Dean Gibson, Bacon Factory Films. 

3:15pm – 3:30pm  Tea and Coffee Interval

3:30pm – 5:00pm Female Powerhouses Film Makers

A discussion among some of the female powerhouse filmmakers shaping Australian Screen Culture. 

Panellists: Tracey Robertson (CEO and Co-Founder Hoodlum), Kerrin McNeil (Good Apples Pictures), Angie Fielder (Principal Producer Aquarius Films) and Veronica Fury (Executive Producer/Principal Wildbear). 

5:00pm – 6:15pm Exploring the issues facing entertainment practitioners with disabilities 

Includes screening; Last Seen

Industry Day Two

Hosted by Queensland University of Technology

The Loft Theatre

6-8 Musk Avenue, Kevin Grove

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The Future Of Film And Television In A Dynamically Changing Landscape

Our second day, hosted by Queensland University of Technology (QUT),  is dedicated to “The Future Of Film And Television In A Dynamically Changing Landscape.”  

The day will focus on engaging discussions about how the recent strikes have changed the industry and how creative labour can be better recognised and rewarded – as well as a key focus on cutting-edge technology representing the future of the screen industry.


8:45am Arrival

9:00am – 9:30am Official Welcome

9:30am – 11:00am How to pitch to and work with Australian Government Funding Bodies

Panellists: Christopher Sharp  (Head of Scripted, Screen Australia), Ian Lynch (Content Director, Screen Queensland) and Phil Enchelmaier (Content Director, Screen Queensland).

Moderator: QUT Professor Mark Ryan.

11:00am – 12:30pm  Australian Screen Practitioners – what are they looking for? 

Panellists: Luke Wheatley (Co-Founder In Three Production), Aven Yap (Story Development Executive, Hoodlum), Robbie Miles (Australian Film Television and Radio School, Pitching Specialist)

Moderator: QUT Associate Professor, Phoebe Hart. 

12:30pm – 1:30pm Break 

Option to view a selection of works from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) MA and BA Graduates of 2022

1.30pm – 2.45pm Creative labour: strikes, residuals and the future of creativity.

Recent protracted strikes in Hollywood have shone a light on the economic realities of the industry. In this session we consider the growing public consciousness of employment conditions in the film and television industries, how creative labour can be better recognised and rewarded, and how new technologies (like AI) may upend everything yet again in the near future.

Panellists: Kevin Sanson (QUT Professor) and Naomi Wenck (Head of Production Attraction, Screen Queensland), Claire Pullen (Executive Director, The Australian Writers Guild) and Todd Fellman (Producer, Storybridge Films)

Moderator: QUT Associate Professor, Sean Maher. 

2.45pm – 4.15pm Virtual Production (VP) and Extended Realities (XR) 

An industry discussion about the future of VP and XR in film and television, with representatives from the leading studios and researchers in the Queensland VP/XR space. 

Panellists: Jordan McInnes (CG Supervisor Alt.VFX / Steelbridge), Dr Dean Chircop (Producer – New York Counterpoint, Griffith Film School), Rangi Sutton (VFX Supervisor / Co-owner – Model Farm Brisbane), Mark Melrose (Head of Studios and Physical Production, Screen Queensland), Kyra Vincze (QUT Undergraduate producer – One Call), Krista Jordan (Virtual and Visual Effects, Australian Film Television and Radio School).

Moderator: QUT Dr Joe Carter. 

4.15pm – 5.45pm Virtual Production (VP) and Extended Realities (XR) Hands-on

A hands-on demonstration and workshop with actors, content creators and researchers in QUT’s Virtual Production Studio.  

Led by: 

Paul Van Opdenbosch (QUT)  

Maria Zelenskaya (QUT)

Special Guests:

Joey Vieira (Spiderhead, Young Rock, Joe V’s Carol) and Tim Appleton (Joe v’s Carol, True Spirit, In our Blood).

 5.45pm Fireside Chat and Drinks

Hosted by Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) with Special Guest Kitty Green and moderated by Pearl Tan. 

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