Screen Queensland is the Queensland Government-owned agency dedicated to growing a successful screen industry in the state. The agency supports locally produced films, series and games, and secures international and interstate production and post-production into Queensland. It also runs initiatives to build skills and careers for local screen practitioners, and funds film festivals and industry conferences. Screen Queensland is deeply committed to uplifting the voices of Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and increasing diversity on and off screen.
Opened in 2019, Screen Queensland Studios, Brisbane has hosted Zombie Plane, Fear Below, Joe vs Carole and Young Rock. Screen Queensland Studios, Cairns is set for completion in early 2024. International productions supported by Screen Queensland include Elvis directed by Baz Luhrmann, Thirteen Lives directed by Ron Howard, Ticket to Paradise starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, Netflix series Irreverent, The Portable Door with Sam Neill and Christoph Waltz, Land of Bad starring Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth, Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Wizards! starring Pete Davidson and Orlando Bloom, Disney+ series Nautilus and Apples Never Fall starring Annette Bening and Sam Neill, La Brea (Season 3) and Mortal Kombat 2. Supported Australian projects include Audrey, Bluey, Black Snow, The Bachelors Australia, Boy Swallows Universe, Dawn of the Dolphins, First Weapons, In Limbo, In Our Blood, Limbo, Love is in the Air, Upright (Season 2), Revealed: Reefshot, Rock Island Mysteries (Seasons 1 and 2), Strait to the Plate (Seasons 1 and 2) and True Spirit. Digital games include the BAFTA-winning Unpacking, My Little Pony: Mane Merge, It’s Literally Just Mowing, Go-Go Town and Cities: Skylines – Remastered. Screen Queensland’s Screen Culture fund supports film festivals and major industry events including Screen Forever, Asia Pacific Screen Awards and from 2024, the ACTAA Awards.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Screen Queensland is committed to building a diverse and respectful Queensland screen industry.
We seek to support the creation and growth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen content, practitioners and representation across our industry and state. Additionally, we are committed to ensuring diverse representation across all aspects of the production and development process, including those who identify as female, LGBTQIA+, culturally and linguistically diverse, located regionally, living with disability or of lower socio-economic status.
We also strongly encourage individuals from these under-represented backgrounds to engage with us formally through our programs or informally through our events and networking opportunities.
We are a proud member of the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN). As such, we use The Everyone Project to benchmark and track the diversity of the Australian screen industry. Additionally, we have taken the The Panel Pledge to give rise to the visibility of female success through increased representation of women at panels, Q&As, conferences, events and more.
Screen Queensland acknowledges Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as Traditional Custodians of this country and recognises their connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to their Elders, past and present. At Screen Queensland we are committed to empowering and safeguarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners to share their rich culture, stories and perspectives with the Queensland and global community through screen storytelling. Always was, always will be.