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INDUSTRY events

SQ supports Queensland practitioners at all career stages through regular events designed for local industry to come together and benefit from meeting new people – including interstate and international industry leaders – share knowledge and connections, share stories and ideas, learn of new opportunities and form new partnerships.

SCREEN CULTURE events

SQ is also committed to building a dynamic and vibrant screen culture in Queensland encouraging people to celebrate the art of filmmaking and becoming involved in the film industry through funding Queensland film festivals and screen related activities.

December SQ Coffee Morning – 5 DEC 19

Join us for our final Coffee Networking event for 2019! When: Thursday, 5 December 2019 – 9.30amWhere: Colab 4010, 19 Pedder Street, Albion QLD 4010Duration: 60 minParking is available at the BUPA National Cricket Centre, 20 Greg Chappell St, Albion QLD 4010 at a cost of $4 per carLight refreshments will be served – RSVP’s … Continued

November 6, 2019
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Capricorn Film Festival 20 – 23 Nov 19

With the aim to build Central Queensland’s film and arts organisation, this festival brings world-class films, activities, workshops and masterclasses to Yeppoon.

October 24, 2019
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Monster Fest Brisbane 31 Oct – 3 Nov

Australia’s premier genre film festival Monster Fest returns to Brisbane from Thursday, October 31st to Sunday, November 3rd at Event Cinemas, Myer Centre (Brisbane City) with a host of Australian & International features and shorts! #MonsterFest2019

October 23, 2019
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Nice Shorts commences filming in Qld with Qld talent

Nice Shorts, the latest sketch comedy series from Jazz Twemlow (The Roast, Tonightly) and Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters, Beached Az, Soul Mates) will commence filming in Brisbane with Queensland-based crew on Monday, 21 October 2019. SQ invested in four episodes of the 16-part online show to be shot across Brisbane next week, utilising Queensland talent … Continued

October 18, 2019
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Brisbane International Film Festival

3 – 13 Oct 19 The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), through its Australian Cinémathèque, is excited to present its second year of the long-running and much-loved Brisbane International Film Festival. Across 11 days, BIFF 2019 celebrates contemporary international and Australian screen culture with new-release features, documentaries, short films and curated … Continued

September 19, 2019
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EVENT: SQ R.I.D.E.

QUEENSLAND: Film and TV expert panels, discussion and networking! Screen Queensland in association with Brisbane International Film Festival presents R.I.D.E.:A day focused on diversity in the screen sector. This Thursday 10 Oct – Ticket sales close tomorrow 3pm! Program online.

September 19, 2019
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BIFF 19 – Qld must-sees

It’s that time of year again! Brisbane International Film Festival is set to take over GOMA and a bunch of other cinemas and theatres across the city. Presented by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art through its Australian Cinémthèque, BIFF invites you to experience and celebrate contemporary international and national screen culture … Continued

September 18, 2019
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October Black Coffee Morning

Join us for our October Black Coffee Morning! We’d like to warmly welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen practitioners and those working with or keen to work with Indigenous stories and storytellers to join us for a morning of coffee and networking! When: Tuesday, 1 October – 11am – Noon Where: SQ HQ – 30 … Continued

September 11, 2019
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Queensland short films on SBS Short Film Festival

  Three Screen Queensland supported short films will screen as part of the inaugural SBS Short Film Festival. Running from 13 – 15 September, the program of four scripted and 10 non-scripted short-form productions will be streaming exclusively on SBS On Demand. In line with SBS’s charter, the festival emerged from the Short-Form Content initiative, … Continued

September 6, 2019
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Q&A with UCLA’s Wendall Thomas

Screen Queensland is proud to be hosting a three-day screenwriting lecture series by UCLA Graduate Film School lecturer Wendall Thomas, 17 – 19 September at BEMAC. Wendall Thomas teaches in the Graduate Film School at UCLA and has worked as an entertainment reporter, script consultant, and film and television writer for companies including Disney, Warner … Continued

September 6, 2019
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Live Q&A with Cinematographer Ben Nott

Catch multi-award-winning Cinematographer Ben Nott ACS, off the back of At Last for an SQ Facebook Live Q and A on Thursday, 12 September – 12.30pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for emerging and established screen industry practitioners to pick the brains of one of Australia’s finest cinematographers LIVE on Facebook – so make sure you log … Continued

September 4, 2019
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UCLA’s Wendall Thomas: Lecture Series September 2019

UCLA lecturer, Wendall Thomas is back in Brisbane this September offering three days of intensive lectures for Screen practitioners.  When: 17 – 19 September 19 Where: BEMAC (Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre), 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169 Pricing: 1 Day ticket – $38.01 | 3 Day ticket – $106.59 About Wendall Wendall Thomas teaches in … Continued

September 1, 2019
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Apply Now: Invisible Cities Exclusive Industry Opportunity

Apply for an Exclusive Industry Backstage Tour + Tickets for Invisible Cities  When: Thursday, 26 September Where: 880 Fairfield Road, Yeerongpilly, QLD 4105 Successful applicants will receive: A guided backstage experience prior to the performance on Thursday 26th September with a senior member of the technical team. Light refreshments prior to the performance of Invisible Cities stage show … Continued

August 30, 2019
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September SQ Coffee Morning

Join us for our September Coffee Networking event for all screen practitioners! When: 5 Sep, 11am – Noon Where: SQ HQ – 30 Florence St, Newstead Free This month we’ll be joined by, special guests the Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival to announce their short film program featuring over 100 brilliant short films … Continued

August 21, 2019
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Support for GCAP and PAX now open

Game developers traveling to this year’s Melbourne International Games Week for Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) and PAX are invited to apply through the MARKET program for up to $1000 for an individual or $1500 for a team to present at least one project. GCAP details: When: 7-9 Oct 19 Where: Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 … Continued

August 8, 2019
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Lift Your Game: Running an Indie Games Studio

Presented by Screen Queensland and Blue Raven Coaching, this two day workshop is for those who recognise that the game is just the beginning When: Thur & Fri, 5-6 Sep 19 Where: TAFE Qld, South Bank – 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane Cost: $27.46 – General admission | $19.56 – Community Hub members   About the workshop: … Continued

August 6, 2019
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Meet the Broadcasters – SBS and NITV (Cairns)

SQ welcomes the SBS and NITV team to Queensland Established and emerging producers, directors, writers and onscreen talent are invited to join us for the annual meet the broadcasters event in Cairns this month. This event is an opportunity for screen industry professionals to understand the priorities of SBS and NITV so they can better … Continued

August 5, 2019
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Meet the Broadcasters – SBS and NITV (Brisbane)

SQ welcomes the SBS and NITV team to Queensland Established and emerging producers, directors, writers and onscreen talent are invited to join us for the annual meet the broadcasters event in Brisbane this month. This event is an opportunity for screen industry professionals to understand the priorities of SBS and NITV so they can better … Continued

August 5, 2019
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August SQ Coffee Morning – Logan

SQ have teamed up with BEMAC for our next coffee morning at ACCESS Logan. In celebration of the R.I.D.E initiative, this month we’re focusing on meeting new story tellers from diverse backgrounds. SQ would like to encourage diverse storytellers and those interested in telling diverse stories on screen, who are not currently engaged with the … Continued

August 5, 2019
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Brilliant Careers Leadership Forum 2019

Applications are now closed The Natalie Miller Fellowship (NMF) and Film Victoria are proud to announce the launch of the Brilliant Careers Leadership Forum 2019. A forum that will address the gender imbalance in decision-making roles in the industry and support the emergence of the next generation of female leaders. SQ would like to invite … Continued

August 2, 2019
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2019 Australian International Movie Convention

SQ has five registrations on offer for the Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) – producers, directors and writers looking to attend are invited to apply. When: 20-23 Oct 19 Where: Event Cinemas Pacific Fair, Broadbeach, Gold Coast Successful applicants will receive a AIMC pass valued at $1,250 each* Applications are now closed About AIMCA Hosted … Continued

August 1, 2019
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CROAK: Feature Film Development Lab with Nash Edgerton

FEATURE FILM DEVELOPMENT LAB WITH NASH EDGERTON: CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS FROM REGIONAL PRACTITIONERS  Program details: 4th Nov – 8th Nov 2019, Gladstone, Queensland. Applications Close 9am AEST 26th August 2019 – app. fee $65 ($15 for Screenworks Members)  Applications are now closed Applications are now open for early-career regionally-based screen director/writers to apply to be part of a workshop led … Continued

July 24, 2019
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Pitch at SBS and NITV’s Meet the Broadcasters – Brisbane

Apply to pitch at the 2019 Brisbane SBS and NITV Meet the Broadcasters event. SQ welcomes the team from SBS and NITV to Queensland to host a pitching, networking and Q&A event at the Queensland Multicultural Centre on 13 August 2019. Screen industry professionals are invited to apply for a 15 minute spot to pitch to SBS’ Tanya … Continued

July 19, 2019
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Apply Now: Asian Animation Summit 2019

Applications are now closed Screen Queensland in partnership with the Asian Animation Summit (AAS), is calling-out for Queensland projects to be presented at the 2019 AAS taking 20 – 22 November in Seoul, South Korea. The AAS is a unique showcase for producers of new animated children’s series and feature projects seeking finance and production partners … Continued

June 17, 2019
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Facebook Live with Producer and Princess Pictures Founder Laura Waters

SQ Facebook Live with Producer and Princess Pictures Founder Laura Waters  Wednesday 8 May 2019 Midday (AEST) Laura Waters founded Princess Pictures in 2003 driven by a vision to support creative ideas, pushing audiences to see the world in new ways. Born in the US, she studied at Boston University and produced current affairs and documentary television in … Continued

April 24, 2019
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“Black Coffee” event for those working in Indigenous screen sector

Screen Queensland (SQ) is pleased to invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Screen Practitioners and those working with or keen to work with Indigenous stories and storytellers to a special meet and greet. This is an opportunity to meet the SQ team and network with fellow creatives. Learn more about The Origins initiative, launched by SQ … Continued

April 24, 2019
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“In Conversation” with Harrow Season 2 Director Declan Eames 

Screen Queensland proudly invites you to an “In Conversation” event featuring Harrow Season 2 Director Declan Eames Friday 3 May 2019 3.00pm – 4.30pm Cinema A Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Stanley Place, South Brisbane RSVP HERE (RSVP essential for entry) Queensland emerging directors and industry are invited to an “In Conversation” event with … Continued

April 23, 2019
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VFX Panel Event – Friday 5 April 2019

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment Exclusive VFX Panel Event Featuring the groundbreaking VFX team bringing two of the most iconic movie monsters of all time to life in the highly anticipated big-screen face-off Godzilla vs. Kong.  Currently in production in Queensland,the epic next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse comes to cinemas in May 2020. … Continued

April 1, 2019
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SQ presents Business Essentials 101 with SPA and AFTRS

Screen Queensland presents Business Essentials 101 with Screen Producers Australia and the Australian Film Television and Radio School  Tuesday 30 April 2019 8.30am – 5.00pm Rooftop Terrace, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamingston Street, New Farm Cost: $150 per ticket * ​Business Essentials 101 is valued at $250.  Screen Queensland will subsidise $100 per guest * NB: Discounts apply for sqhub members, Guild  and … Continued

March 21, 2019
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SCIENCE meets SCREEN: a creative chemistry 

From documentaries such as Great Barrier Reef 3D to TV drama series like Harrow, Queensland productions connect and communicate science stories through a variety of platforms and genres. Join us for the SCIENCE meets SCREEN event where you can meet with Queensland scientists, find potential experts to feature on screen, as well as inspiration for your next project The SCIENCE meets SCREEN event, coordinated by the Department of Environment and Science, will bring together Queensland screen … Continued

March 12, 2019
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Screen Australia presents revised Enterprise Programs

Screen Australia presents revised Enterprise Programs Monday 11 March 2019, Mirra, 86 Bridge Street, Fortitude Valley 4.00pm – 5.30pm – Presentation 5.30pm – 7.00pm – Networking Event Numbers Limited! RSVP Essential for Catering Purposes Screen Queensland with Screen Australia are providing the opportunity for you to come and hear Industry Development Executive, Bali Padda and Head of Development, … Continued

February 28, 2019
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SQ incubatHER panellists

Panelist Information Panel 1 The Second  – Women in Leading Roles Moderator Jo Dillon, SQ Guests – Mairi Cameron and Stephen Lance Queensland-based director Mairi Cameron has just released her first feature film THE SECOND in cinemas nationally and on streaming platform STAN. THE SECOND is one of eight feature films nominated for Best Australia Feature Film for the Screen Producers … Continued

October 3, 2018
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Paramount Pictures’ Exclusive Panel Event ‘The Changing Landscape of VFX in Our Films’

Industry Invitation > Monday 20 August 2018   Paramount Pictures’ Exclusive Panel Event ‘The Changing Landscape of VFX in Our Films’ Open to all Queensland practitioners to celebrate the start of production of the live-action version of Dora The Explorer, secured to Queensland by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the Queensland Government. Screen Queensland invites you to … Continued

August 20, 2018
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“In Conversation” breakfast event and feature film workshop – Thursday 3 May 2018 | Brisbane

Invitation reminder for the not-to-be missed “In Conversation” breakfast event (9.30-11am)  and feature film workshop (12.30-3.30pm) – Thursday 3 May 2018 | Brisbane Screen Queensland is thrilled to be teaming up with Dame Changer to present a special industry breakfast and feature film workshop (workshop applications close 5.00pm, Friday 27 April). “In Conversation with Inside Picture’s Beatrice Neumann, SQ’s Tracey Vieira, and moderated … Continued

April 24, 2018
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