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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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Total Control premieres 13 Oct on ABC

  ABC’s must-see political drama Total Control, starring Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths, goes to air Sunday 13 October 8.30pm. The highly anticipated six-part series that received investment from SQ, used the Queensland town of Winton as one of its key locations – showcasing the iconic region’s remarkable landscapes across to national and international audiences. The … Continued

September 10, 2019
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Win a double pass to “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”

To celebrate the upcoming release of Dora and the Lost City of Gold,  we’re giving you the chance to win one of five double passes to see the film when it hits Aussie cinemas September 19, 2019. Dora and the Lost City of Gold was filmed in Queensland with investment from the Queensland Government through … Continued

September 6, 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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Dora and The Lost City of Gold hits cinemas!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for since March 2018 when Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Paramount was coming to Queensland to Film their live-action Dora movie. Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which has already won hearts in the US opens Australia wide on September 19, following the Australian launch on the Gold … Continued

September 6, 2019
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Content: World’s first scripted vertical video drama now available!

Ludo Studio’s new comedy-drama series Content landed on ABC this week, making a splash across the social media world, with scenes from the first episode “Flipgirl” going viral as fake news, in a perfect twist of life imitating art. The made-for-mobile show is the first scripted drama to utilise the vertical video format which has … Continued

September 5, 2019
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Nice Shorts: the sketch comedy out to save the world drops Thursday

Nice Shorts: the sketch comedy out to save the world drops Thursday! In just under a week’s time Nice Shorts, the sketch comedy series that gets above the disorienting news cycle and wraps meaty problems into silly jokes, will hit Youtube, Instagram and Facebook. Tackling big problems in a less than serious way, the first … Continued

September 4, 2019
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Media release: Dora opens on the Gold Coast!

We are proud to share this media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, from the Special Event Australian Launch of Dora and the Lost City of Gold Gold Coast in lights again for Australian-first screening of Dora The Premier has joined 400 Queensland cast and crew involved in the filming of blockbuster Dora and the … Continued

September 2, 2019
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An open letter from Tracey Vieira

An open letter from Tracey Vieira – outgoing CEO of Screen Queensland  Today is my last day in the office at Screen Queensland. This is actually my second farewell to Screen Queensland. I first started work with Screen Queensland then known as the PFTC in 2002. 2002 – back when Ben Affleck was People’s sexiest … Continued

August 22, 2019
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Mockumentary comedy series tackles taboo topic

Metro Sexual to screen on 9Go and 9NOW late 2019 Metro Sexual, an eight-part comedy series by Brisbane/Melbourne production company Humdrum Comedy, will hit TV screens on 9Go and streaming network 9NOW in late 2019. Set against the backdrop of a sexual health clinic, the series, jointly written, created and directed by Brisbane-based filmmaker Henry … Continued

August 15, 2019
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Elements to air on NITV

The four-part broadcast series created as part of the Screen Queensland and NITV Queensland Originals program in 2018 will air from Monday (19 August) on NITV. The series takes viewers on a unique journey into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and Country through the four elements of Earth, Water, Wind and Fire. It is … Continued

August 15, 2019
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Queenslander to write and direct episode in upcoming horror series

Following the international success of his award-winning short horror film, Post Mortem Mary, Queensland writer and director Joshua Long is set to shock more viewers as he writes and directs an episode of the upcoming Deadhouse Dark series. Deadhouse Dark is a series of six short horror films set for YouTube and deadhouse.tv anchored by … Continued

August 15, 2019
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Queenslander returns home to direct first feature

This month, Cairns local Hayley MacFarlane will return to her home state to direct her first feature – the young adult film Swimming for Gold, which commences filming in Brisbane this week. Hayley has been directing reality TV all over the world since 2014 following the success of her early shorts Hummingbirds (2012) and Growing … Continued

August 15, 2019
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10 films to inspire your R.I.D.E application!

Earlier this year SQ, SBS and Madman together with partners The Post Lounge and Media Super launched the R.I.D.E Feature Film Fund, which is looking for Queensland talent from diverse backgrounds to put forward ideas to potentially be developed and produced into $1.5 million feature films. Ahead of applications closing Friday week (16 August 2019), … Continued

August 9, 2019
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Screen Culture Recipients Announced

  Screen culture will be celebrated far and wide across the state, when an array of metro and regional communities are up in lights hosting film festivals and screen industry activities and events in the coming months. The Screen Culture Funding Program delivered by Screen Queensland provides the perfect opportunity for screen buffs from around … Continued

July 16, 2019
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Q&A with SQ Mentorship Recipient, Meg O’Connell

  Q&A with SQ Mentorship Recipient, Meg O’Connell Part of Screen Queensland’s commitment to diversity and gender parity in the screen industry, The SQ Mentorship program provides outstanding early to mid-career practitioners $20,000 each to support them to undertake a self-structured mentorship program. Current recipient Meg O’Connell is a mid-career producer who has worked previously with … Continued

June 21, 2019
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Movie Marketing Magic Masterclass Monday 27 May

Movie Marketing Magic Masterclass  3.00pm – 4.30pm Monday 27 May 2019 Cinema A Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Stanley Place, South Brisbane RSVP HERE (RSVP essential for entry) This event is your chance to hear from the team behind dark comedic thriller Bloody Hell, that was secured to Queensland through the Screen Queensland Production Investment … Continued

May 21, 2019
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New wave of Screen projects for Queensland

Screen Queensland is thrilled to share the below media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announcing a new wave of screen projects for Queensland   MEDIA RELEASE 16 May 2019 Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk   New wave of Screen projects for Queensland The screen industry job-creating hits keep coming for … Continued

May 21, 2019
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Exclusive Masterclass with Reef Break Producer Guy J. Louthan and Showrunner Mark Rosner

Exclusive Masterclass with Reef Break Producer Guy J. Louthan and Showrunner Mark Rosner  10.30am – Midday Saturday 25 May 2019 Level 1 Auditorium TAFE Coomera 198 Foxwell Road, COOMERA RSVP HERE (RSVP essential for entry) You are invited to an exclusive masterclass with”Reef Break” Producer Guy J. Louthan and Showrunner Mark Rosner. ABC Studios International’s crime … Continued

May 21, 2019
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sqhub and Blueprint Law present “Intellectual Property (IP) in Screen”

sqhub and Blueprint Law present “Intellectual Property (IP) in Screen” Friday 14 June 2019 9.00am – 1.00pm Screen Queensland Boardroom Suite 1/30 Florence Street, Teneriffe  Seats are limited and registrations close 5.00pm Wednesday 12 June 2019 (unless sold out prior) RSVP Here Blueprint Law, specialist legal advisors to the screen entertainment and technology industries, is … Continued

May 21, 2019
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Queensland Maroons women’s team to star in landmark documentary series

A landmark documentary series will capture the stories behind the Queensland Maroons as they strive for Women’s State of Origin glory over the next 12 months. The series will be produced by an all-female Queensland crew and creative team, providing significant industry opportunities and taking an important step towards increasing the role of women in … Continued

May 14, 2019
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Industry Spotlight on Maxine Williamson

  Maxine Williamson was one of our previous recipients of the SQ Mentorship program and who is currently working with award-winning film producer Zeynap Atakan, Paul Tonta and Nick Batzias and has made a career transition from festival director to film producer. We caught up with Maxine to find out about her experience being part of … Continued

May 13, 2019
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Harrow Season 2 starts Sunday 12 May at 8.40pm on ABC TV and iview

  Screen Queensland (SQ) is thrilled to announce Harrow Season 2 will premiere on ABC TV and iview on Sunday 12 May 2019 at 8.40pm. Harrow is a crime drama series, made by Hoodlum Entertainment for ABC Australia and ABC Studios International and proudly supported by Screen Queensland. The brilliant, unorthodox pathologist Dr. Daniel Harrow is back. … Continued

May 9, 2019
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Win Behind The Scenes Opportunity onset “Godzilla vs Kong”

Once in A Lifetime Opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes of the epic next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse Godzilla vs Kong PROMOTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS This competition Once in A Lifetime Opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes of the epic next chapter in Warner … Continued

April 1, 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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Origin-al talent invited to showcase skills on national platform

MEDIA RELEASE > Friday 29 March 2019 Origin-al talent invited to showcase skills on national platform Screen Queensland (SQ) in partnership with National Indigenous Television (NITV) has officially launched Origins, an initiative that aims to break new ground through the development and production of format-based factual series by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytellers. The Origins initiative is … Continued

March 29, 2019
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BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY for La Boite’s HWY Festival

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY for La Boite’s HWY Festival Screen Queensland is partnering with La Boite for the first time as part of HWY 2019 and delivering an exciting program of performances, workshops, masterclasses, forums and events over two action-packed weeks commencing Monday 25 March – Saturday 6 April 2019. Make sure you get in early and book your tickets before the … Continued

March 25, 2019
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Screen Queensland announces recipients to attend Games Development Conference (GDC)

The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland (SQ) is proudly supporting 11 game developers to attend the GDC, taking place in San Francisco this week. SQ Travel and Marketing Funding supports producers, game developers and other key creatives to market and sell high-quality screen projects and games capable of engaging local and international audiences, winning critical acclaim and … Continued

March 21, 2019
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Watch Mega Mechanics 7pm Sunday on 10 BOLD

Covered in engine grease, hydraulic fluid or coal dust, it doesn’t seem like glamorous work but the skilled technicians who maintain some of the state’s largest machinery are being featured on the new international television series Mega Mechanics. The third episode of factual television series Mega Mechanics is airing this Sunday 17 March at 7pm on … Continued

March 21, 2019
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SQ and QWC PUBLISHING AND ADAPTATION PANEL + SCREEN AND ADAPTATION PANEL

Screen Queensland and Queensland Writers Centre Presents PUBLISHING AND ADAPTATION PANEL + SCREEN AND ADAPTATION PANEL As part of the Screen Queensland (SQ) and Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) Adaptable Program launched last October where 25 authors will be pitching their worksto producers, showrunners, and screenwriters at a market event in Brisbane on 20 March, SQ and the QWC will be … Continued

March 8, 2019
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Queensland filmmakers taking part in this week’s AIDC Indigenous Creators Program

Queensland filmmakers taking part in this week’s AIDC Indigenous Creators Program Screen Queensland is proudly supporting five Queensland filmmakers who are part of this week’s Indigenous Creators Program at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Melbourne. The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland is providing $10,000 in funding support and partnering with Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department in conjunction with … Continued

March 5, 2019
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Greer Simpkin to speak at the Gold Coast Film Festival’s Women in Film Lunch  – presented by Screen Queensland

Greer Simpkin to speak at the Gold Coast Film Festival’s Women in Film Lunch  – presented by Screen Queensland Bunya Productions’ Greer Simpkin will be the guest speaker at the Gold Coast Film Festival’s fifth annual Women in Film Lunch presented by Screen Queensland.  Producer of the critically acclaimed film Sweet Country and ABC TV series Mystery Road, … Continued

February 22, 2019
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REMINDER – SQ Screen Culture Funding Applications closing 5.00pm (AEST) Monday 18 March 

REMINDER – SQ Screen Culture Funding Applications closing 5.00pm (AEST) Monday 18 March  Screen Queensland’s Screen Culture funding is currently open and accepting applications from festivals and events taking place between 1 July 2019 and 31 December 2019.   Applications for screen culture funding must: increase access to screen content in Queensland, from traditional cinema to new platforms; support regional … Continued

February 20, 2019
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You and a guest are invited to a special screening of “Celeste” followed by a Q&A with Director and Writer Ben Hackworth presented by AACTA

You and a guest are invited to a special screening of “Celeste” followed by a Q&A with Director and Writer Ben Hackworth presented by AACTA Wednesday 20 February 2019 Event Cinemas | Myer Centre Brisbane City Pre-reception at 5.30pm Screening at 6.30pm RSVP Here Celeste (AFI Award nominee Radha Mitchell) was once Australia’s most beloved opera singer before she threw it … Continued

February 14, 2019
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Crew position enquiries open for Monster Problems

Crew position enquiries open for  Monster Problems Queensland has secured yet another major film with Monster Problems, from Paramount Pictures, to be the first production to film in Brisbane’s new $12 million fit-for-purpose Screen Queensland Studios based in Hemmant. Monster Problems has been secured to Queensland through the State Government’s Production Attraction Strategy and Screen Queensland. CREW APPLICATIONS … Continued

February 12, 2019
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Opportunity for two screen practitioners from FNQld and/or NQld to attend Business of Producing Workshop

Applications open for two (2) screen practitioners from Far North Queensland and/or North Queensland to attend Screenworks’ Business of Producing Workshop CLICK HERE TO APPLY  Applications close 5.00pm (AEST) Thursday 28 February. Applicants must be Far North Queensland or North Queensland residents. Screen Queensland (SQ) is supporting two screen practitioners from Far North Queensland (FNQ) and/or North Queensland with travel, … Continued

February 11, 2019
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Paramount Pictures’ Monster Problems to film in Queensland

Paramount Pictures’ Monster Problems to film in Queensland Queensland has secured yet another major film with Monster Problems, from Paramount Pictures, to be the first production to film in Brisbane’s new $12 million fit-for-purpose Screen Queensland Studios, based in Hemmant. “Monster Problems is the second Paramount Pictures film we have secured in less than 12 months and highlights the strong relationship … Continued

February 11, 2019
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Register now for the FNQ Concept Development, Pitching and Networking Workshop

Register now for the FNQ Concept Development, Pitching and Networking Workshop Friday 5 – Saturday 6 April Far North Queensland (FNQ) creatives now have until 5.00pm (AEST) 28 February 2019 to register for the free Concept Development, Pitching and Networking Workshop that will take place from Friday 5 – Saturday 6 April in Cairns. FNQ is home to … Continued

February 8, 2019
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25 Authors announced to take part in the inaugural SQ/QWC Adaptable Program

25 Authors announced to take part in the inaugural SQ/QWC Adaptable Program Screen Queensland (SQ) and the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC)today unveiled a list of 25 authors that will take part in the inaugural SQ/QWC Adaptable Program.  These authors will pitch their works at a market event being held in Brisbane on 20 March to producers, … Continued

February 8, 2019
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Register now for the FNQ Concept Development, Pitching and Networking Workshop Friday 5 – Saturday 6 April

Register now for the FNQ Concept Development, Pitching and Networking Workshop Friday 5 – Saturday 6 April Far North Queensland (FNQ) creatives now have until 5.00pm (AEST) 28 February 2019 to register for the free Concept Development, Pitching and Networking Workshop that will take place from Friday 5 – Saturday 6 April in Cairns. FNQ is home to … Continued

February 8, 2019
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