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Screen Queensland to Support Games Practitioners in attending the Games Developers Conference (GDC) in 2017

Screen Queensland (SQ) is offering support for a delegation of Queensland game developers to attend the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC).

SQ will provide funding to assist up to 5 (five) local practitioners to attend the game development conference which runs 27 February – 3 March 2017 at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, California.

GDC attracts over 27,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and virtual reality gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.  GDC is produced by the UBM Game Network.

Funding to assist with event registration, travel and accommodation is capped at AUD $5,000 for an individual or, where a strong case can be made, AUD $7,500 for a team of two or more people.

To be eligible to apply, you must be an established practitioner with a demonstrable track record.

Applications close: 5.00pm (AEST) Friday 13 January 2017


For details on how to apply, as well as a list of application materials required, CLICK HERE and go to the ‘GDC Program’.


Applications will be assessed on SQ’s standard Travel & Marketing criteria with a focus on building the careers and projects of Queensland game practitioners.

For all enquiries, please contact SQ at +61 7 3248 0500 | DandP@screenqld.com.au


About GDC – 27 Feb – 3 March 2017, Moscone Centre in San Francisco, California.

GDC features over 500 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development and Virtual Reality topics taught by leading industry experts. In addition, the GDC expo showcases all of the most relevant development tools, platforms and services helping to drive the industry forward. The conference also features the annual Independent Games Festival, the longest-running and largest festival relating to independent games worldwide, where original games compete for the attention of the publishing community, and the annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the digital games industry.

For more information, visit: gdconf.com