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 practitioners with scientists and science communicators, to ignite creative chemistry and encourage collaborations during theWorld Science Festival Brisbane.
Festival Lab | Cultural Forecourt | Southbank
2.00 – 4.00pm Thursday 21 March 2019
Queensland is home to world-class science and screen industries and this event will connect practitioners from both sectors to explore ways science stories can be told, the challenges and opportunities, mediums and pathways to connect with global audiences.
L-R Jonathan Webb, Sarah Mak, Richard Fabb, Lee Constable, Phillip Breslin
2.00pm – 3.00pm PANEL
Jonathan Webb, ABC Science Editor, will MC the event and introduce the panel of speakers with diverse experiences and insights on creating science stories for the screen.
- Sarah Mak, MD and Co-Founder TheStoryBoxes, driving change through real stories
- Richard Fabb, Creative Director LiveLab, Senior Lecturer Griffith Film School
- Lee Constable, Scope Network Ten presenter, producer and science communicator
- Phillip Breslin, biology teacher and wildlife scientist, third generation Indigenous educator, host of National Geographic’s series Wild Survivor
The panel will discuss:
- what’s ‘hot’ in science story-telling, new opportunities and platforms
- trends and issues across the screen and science industries locally and globally
- the challenges of telling science stories and connecting with audiences
- how to create compelling and impactful content that will create change in audiences.
3.00pm – 4.00pm NETWORKING
This a unique opportunity for local screen practitioners to connect with scientists, researchers and science communicators to discuss current projects, areas of expertise and make serendipitous connections over afternoon tea.
> About the event
This event follows the successful 2018 Screen and Science events—the inaugural Creating Chemistry: Queensland science meets screen; and the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers—both hosted in Brisbane. It is set against the backdrop of World Science Festival Brisbane, a place to explore and celebrate the entanglement of science and culture. Check out the program.
> About the organisers
This event is a collaboration between Department of Environment and Science and Screen Queensland, in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Queensland Museum and Griffith University Film School.