About Screen Queensland
Based in Brisbane, Australia, Screen Queensland is the state government-owned screen agency that invests in production, talent development programs and screen culture festivals to grow a successful screen industry throughout Queensland.
The agency supports locally produced films, series and games, and secures international and interstate production and post-production for the state. It also operates Screen Queensland Studios in Brisbane, which most recently hosted Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s autobiographical comedy series Young Rock and the Oscar-nominated Paramount feature film Love & Monsters.
Recent productions supported by Screen Queensland include Harrow, Bluey, Strait to the Plate, Holey Moley, Australian Survivor, Aquaman, Thor: Ragnarok and upcoming releases Thirteen Lives, directed by Ron Howard, and the Elvis biopic, directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Screen Queensland supports:
Queensland-made screen projects
Screen Queensland supports home-grown films, series and games for local and global audiences, enabling local job creation and creating economic benefits. It achieves this by iScreen Queensland supports home-grown films, series and games for local and global audiences, enabling local job creation and creating economic benefits. It achieves this by investing in screen projects from the concept development stage through to production and market. Applications for funding can be made on a rolling basis.
Screen Queensland initiatives aim to further the careers of screen practitioners, from emerging through to the more established Queensland creatives, and range from production development opportunities and mentorships, through to production attachments, writers’ labs, masterclasses, workshops and events, all designed to connect practitioners with industry experts and peers both locally and across the globe.
Production and Post-Production Attraction
Queensland is home to diverse locations, world-class studios (including Screen Queensland Studios in Brisbane) and post-production facilities, as well as experienced and highly skilled local crew. In addition to local productions, international and interstate productions inject millions of dollars into the Queensland economy and create jobs and training opportunities for our local screen workforce.
Crew Support & Attachment Opportunities
Through the SQ Attach program, Screen Queensland facilitates paid trainee placements for emerging screen practitioners on local and international productions filming in the state. Local crew can also register their CV on the Screen Queensland crew directory and stay informed of job opportunities via regular crew call-outs.
SQ Hub Business Support
The SQ Hub program provides co-working space and business resources in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast (at Bond University), ideal for independent games studios and other screen businesses in their start-up or growth phases. In addition to subsidised residencies by application, casual hot-desk hire is available.
Screen Queensland Studios
Screen Queensland operates Screen Queensland Studios, located at 45 Gosport Street, Hemmant – 11 kilometres east of the Brisbane Central Business District and 15 minutes from the Brisbane International Airport. Offering 16,000m2 of lettable space, the studios are highly adaptable.
Screen Culture Funding
Screen Queensland is committed to supporting productions from script to screen. By funding film festivals, screenings and conferences, Screen Queensland enables vital exhibition platforms across the state for local Queensland productions, while providing audiences and industry access to diverse and inspirational screen content.
Revolving Film Finance Fund (RFFF)
The Revolving Film Finance Fund is a lending facility established to cashflow Queensland screen productions by way of lending funds secured against the Producer Offset, bank guarantees, letters of credit, distribution guarantees, pre-sales or other secure financial instruments.
COVID information and support
Screen Queensland staff are in constant communication with Queensland Health, to assist industry with enquiries about restrictions, border closures and protocols affecting physical production. Screen Queensland, in collaboration with the Queensland Government, developed the Queensland Screen Sector COVID Safe Work Plan to provide practical advice on safeguarding cast, crew and the community .
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Our commitment to diversity and gender parity
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 who are from diverse age or socio-economic backgrounds.
We also strongly encourage individuals from these underepresented 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.
Read more about our SQmob initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners and stories.
Screen Queensland acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of the land of this country and recognise their connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them, their cultures, and to their elders, past, present and emerging. At Screen Queensland we are committed to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners to share their rich culture and perspectives with the Queensland and global community through screen storytelling.