Previous Initiatives

Q Originals

Q originals creates opportunities for the best creative talent in the state to create and produce standout stories for the screen.


SCREAM! Queensland

Screen Queensland partners with Screamfest LA to deliver world-first horror short film initiative. SCREAM! Queensland is specifically aimed at putting visionary Queensland genre filmmakers on the world stage.  This initiative is directed at original, bold and inventive short film projects with a focus on the horror and thriller genre. Applications close 31 March 2017.



Screen Queensland (SQ) in collaboration with National Indigenous Television (NITV) will support the development and production of a four-part broadcast series to be made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent.


First Concepts with AFTRS

a joint initiative of Screen Queensland and Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS).


Queensland Originals with YouTube

Screen Queensland’s digital production initiative Queensland Originals with YouTube will see top tier YouTube creators and the Queensland screen industry come together to develop new content for the YouTube platform, combining the star power of the YouTube creators with the production and creative drive of the screen industry.


Q originals – fully funded features

Fully Funded Features – a Queensland producer and a creative team (comprising writer, director or writer-director, and producer) will develop and produce a $1 million feature film, fully financed by Screen Queensland.


Q originals – factual formats

ABC iview Queensland Originals is an initiative that helps Queensland practitioners produce online factual and factual entertainment series to premiere on ABC iview – with the potential to be broadcast on ABC2 – supporting the development and production of up to three digital series.  There is also the potential for sale in the international marketplace.


Q originals – short fiction

Screen Queensland recognises the need to support creative talent and crew as they begin building their careers in the screen industry – and short films can be an integral part in career development in particular for those writers, directors, producers, cinematographers and editors that will go on to make long-form drama.

elements First Concepts with AFTRS YouTube fully funded features factual formats short fiction