Initiatives

Screen Queensland facilitates talent development initiatives to upskill emerging and mid-career practitioners through workshops, mentorships and placements in partnership with leading industry organisations and locally-made productions.

Partnerships have included ABC, Network 10, NITV, SBS, AFTRS, Bus Stop Films, Fremantle Australia, Gameloft Brisbane, Hoodlum Entertainment, Ludo Studio, Screenworks, Screen Australia, Wattpad and more.

Untapped 2024

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 15 MARCH

Untapped is Australia’s premier artist development program run by Australians in Film and Screen Australia for undiscovered and historically excluded Australian screenwriters and directors to create career pathways into the LA market.

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Business Enterprise

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 22 MARCH, 5:00pm AEST.

Screen Queensland has launched the $3 million Business Enterprise fund to assist Queensland screen businesses to attract, develop and expand, as part of the agency’s commitment to supporting the creation and retention of local Intellectual Property.  

Wattpad WEBTOON Studios Adaptations

Applications close: Friday 22 March, 5:00pm Screen Queensland is partnering with Wattpad WEBTOON Studios for the second time to allow … Continued

Charlie’s Co-Working Hub, Los Angeles

ROLLING INITIATIVE — APPLY ANYTIME

In partnership with Australians In Film (AiF), Screen Queensland offers local industry practitioners the opportunity to secure full access to the Charlie’s co-working hub in Los Angeles.

SQmob Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Program

Authentic NQ 2023

CLOSED

Due 6 August 2023 | Authentic NQ is a $4,000 short film opportunity, championing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers from North and Far North Queensland.

First Facts — First Nations Factual Showcase 2023

CLOSED 23 March 2023

Screen Queensland and Network 10 First Nations Skills Placement and Mentorship

Screen Queensland and Network 10 will offer four emerging First Nations film and television practitioners the opportunity to produce their own Community Service Announcements (CSA) – 60-second television segments – … Continued

SBS Diversity Talent Escalator Program – Placement Opportunity

Applications Closed SBS and Southern Pictures, in partnership with Screen Queensland, are seeking an Associate Producer as part of their SBS Diversity Talent Escalator Program, an initiative that aims to increase … Continued

Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) 2022 Market Grants

CLOSED

Up to 10 Queensland practitioners, including 5 First Nations practitioners, will be supported to attend the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Melbourne from 6-9 March 2022.  

Curious Australia

Applications have been extended toMonday 9 August, 5pm SBS and NITV, in partnership with Screen Australia, and state and Territory agencies, have launched Curious Australia, a new, nationwide initiative seeking … Continued

Authentic

APPLICATIONS DUEMidnight Sunday 29 November 2020 CONTACT:screenculture@screenqld.com.au3248 0500or  louise@screenworks.com.au or 0415 092917 AUTHENTIC IS A SHORT FILM INITIATIVE DELIVERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCREENWORKS AND THE ABC. The Authentic program will support North/ Far … Continued

SQ Mentorships 2020

SQ is delighted to announce the three recipients of the SQ Mentorships 2020. The SQ Mentorships program is being delivered as part of our commitment to diversity and achieving gender … Continued

Leah Purcell and Bain Stewart

First Peoples: First Draft

First Peoples: First Draft is a writers’ development initiative for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners developing drama feature films or series. Up to 5 writers will have the opportunity to develop the first draft of their project in an exclusive writers’ workshop with acclaimed storytellers Leah Purcell and Bain Stewart, from Oombarra Productions. Closes Monday 6 July

SQ/NITV: Media RING Fellowship

This program has now ended. Read about the successful applicant here. Screen Queensland and NITV Screen industry (all platforms/genres) Early career opportunity Based Brisbane (six months) and Sydney (six months) … Continued

North Queensland Regional Program

This $4 million multi-year program is designed grow the region’s creative community through opportunities for skills development, funding for local screen businesses and events to foster industry connections. These initiatives support the North and Far North Queensland screen community to take advantage of the benefits of increased production when Screen Queensland Studios, Cairns opens in early 2024.

Screenworks Career Pathways Programs 2024

CLOSED

Due Monday 30 October 2023. Apply now for Inside the Writers Room, the Regional Producer Elevator Program and the Directors Pathway Program.

NQ Screen Forum 2023

8–10 NOVEMBER, TOWNSVILLE

Build your screen industry skills and connections at the second NQ Screen Forum — a three-day event for regional film and television practitioners of all experience levels. 

Authentic NQ 2023

CLOSED

Due 6 August 2023 | Authentic NQ is a $4,000 short film opportunity, championing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers from North and Far North Queensland.

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NQ Animation Bootcamp

APPLICATIONS CLOSED Wednesday 19 July, 12.00am Bootcamp commences: Early August 2023 Screen Queensland in partnership with Screenworks and multi-Emmy® award-winning production company, Ludo Studio is offering an exciting opportunity for two emerging … Continued

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AIDC Regionality: Cairns 2023 Market Grants

CLOSED

Screen Queensland is offering Queensland practitioners based in Far North Queensland and North Queensland the opportunity to attend AIDC Regionality Cairns on Friday 28 July 2023.  

Tastes of The Tropics

APPLICATIONS CLOSED Monday 1 May, 9:00am AEST Screen Queensland is pleased to announce the participants of Tastes of the Tropics: Maura Mancini and her team Alison George and Kim Knox … Continued

NQ Enterprise

CLOSED

Submissions due 30 January, 2024. Screen businesses based in North and Far North Queensland could apply for a grant of up to $75,000.

New Kids on the Block: Regional to Global Market Grants

CLOSED

Screen Queensland has partnered with Screenworks to support seven practitioners to attend the Regional to Global Screen Forum in Lennox Head NSW from 30 March – 1 April 2023.

The NQ Screen Forum 2022

EVENT 7–8 DECEMBER, 2022. Screen Queensland, in partnership with Screenworks, is proud to announce that Townsville will host the inaugural North Queensland Screen Fest 2022. Over three days, local screen … Continued

Below The Line Screen Skills Workshop – Cairns

CLOSED. Screen Queensland, in partnership with Screenworks, will host an exclusive screen skills workshop for emerging and early-career screen practitioners in Cairns, on Friday 25 November. Facilitated by Riannon Del … Continued

Screen Industry Development Workshops: Townsville and Mackay

CLOSED. Screen Queensland in partnership with Screenworks will visit Townsville and Mackay this October to hold workshops, one-on-one meetings and networking events, as part of our continued commitment to drive … Continued

Regional to Global – Market Support

CLOSED

Regional practitioners can now register to attend the online conference 26–28 May 2022 for FREE.

Introduction to Producing – Cairns

CLOSED  13 and 14 May 2022. In this introductory two-day course, participants will get an insight into the role of the producer, and how much it varies across different types … Continued

NQ Enterprise

CLOSED.

NQ Enterprise is a $250,000 fund, which will provide a grant of up to $75,000 to screen businesses based in North and Far North Queensland to deliver a 12-month strategy for growth and sustainability.

Production Accounting Essentials: Far North Queensland

CLOSED

Screen Queensland has partnered with Screenworks to deliver this 2-day workshop led by screen industry accounting leaders Moneypenny.

Authentic

APPLICATIONS DUEMidnight Sunday 29 November 2020 CONTACT:screenculture@screenqld.com.au3248 0500or  louise@screenworks.com.au or 0415 092917 AUTHENTIC IS A SHORT FILM INITIATIVE DELIVERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCREENWORKS AND THE ABC. The Authentic program will support North/ Far … Continued

FNQ Screen Industry Bootcamp

Two mentorship opportunities for emerging Far North Queensland screen industry practitioners, across games development and animation. Due 19 June

Diversity and Inclusion

Screen Queensland is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive screen industry across the state and runs initiatives to provide equitable opportunities for screen practitioners from a range of backgrounds and communities,  including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, women, people who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), LGBTQIA+, living with disability, and regionally-based.

 

 

 

Australians in Film — Untapped 2023

CLOSED

Untapped is a breakthrough, 8-month talent development program for undiscovered and historically excluded Australian screenwriters and directors.

Film Intensive Script to Screen (FISS) program – Writers and Storytellers

Location: Cairns Duration: Run over dates from October 2023 – March 2024. Refer to the key dates below for more information. Cost: This is a full scholarship (free) development program. Applications close: Friday 13 … Continued

Film Intensive Script to Screen (FISS) program – Crew

Key details Location: Cairns Duration: The program will run a total of 17 days including 3 weekends (non-consecutively) from October 2023 – July 2024. Refer to the key dates below for more … Continued

Access Coordinator Training Program

Applications close: Thursday 24 August The Access Coordinator role is intended for people from the Deaf/Disabled and/or Neurodivergent (DDN) communities who are committed to improving disability representation and removing barriers … Continued

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NQ Animation Bootcamp

APPLICATIONS CLOSED Wednesday 19 July, 12.00am Bootcamp commences: Early August 2023 Screen Queensland in partnership with Screenworks and multi-Emmy® award-winning production company, Ludo Studio is offering an exciting opportunity for two emerging … Continued

SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator

Applications closed The SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator, now in its second year, is a nationwide initiative to develop historically under-represented scripted writing talent in the Australian screen sector, presented by … Continued

SBS Diversity Talent Escalator Program – Placement Opportunity

Applications Closed SBS and Southern Pictures, in partnership with Screen Queensland, are seeking an Associate Producer as part of their SBS Diversity Talent Escalator Program, an initiative that aims to increase … Continued

UNTAPPED Professional Development Program

Australians in Film and Screen Australia have announced the return of UNTAPPED, the breakthrough professional development program for undiscovered Australian writers and directors. The program features a masterclass series, followed … Continued

AFTRS Talent Camp 2022

The Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) is calling for applications for Talent Camp 2022 – a 5-day intensive screenwriting, producing and directing program for practitioners from under-represented backgrounds to develop comedy, drama and documentary films or series (including web series).

Curious Australia

Applications have been extended toMonday 9 August, 5pm SBS and NITV, in partnership with Screen Australia, and state and Territory agencies, have launched Curious Australia, a new, nationwide initiative seeking … Continued

SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator

APPLICATIONS OPEN 3 MAY 2021APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 MAY 2021 SBS, in partnership with Screen Australia, state and territory agencies Screen Queensland, Screen NSW, Screen Canberra, Screenwest and the South Australian … Continued

RIDE Shorts

Each team will receive up to $55,000 to create a short film (approx. 15min) and will also be supported through development, production, post-production, delivery and distribution.

RIDE Feature Film Fund

This fund is currently closed for applications. Contact07 3248 0500 content@screenqld.com.au Screen Queensland, SBS and Madman Entertainment, together with The Post Lounge and Media Super, are actively looking for feature … Continued

Regional to Global Screen Forum passes + Screenworks membership

CLOSED

Regional/remote-based Queensland practitioners can apply now to receive one of 8 tickets to the 2021 Screenworks Regional to Global Screen Forum online, which includes a 12-month Regional Associate Screenworks Membership.

Authentic

APPLICATIONS DUEMidnight Sunday 29 November 2020 CONTACT:screenculture@screenqld.com.au3248 0500or  louise@screenworks.com.au or 0415 092917 AUTHENTIC IS A SHORT FILM INITIATIVE DELIVERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCREENWORKS AND THE ABC. The Authentic program will support North/ Far … Continued

SQ Mentorships 2020

SQ is delighted to announce the three recipients of the SQ Mentorships 2020. The SQ Mentorships program is being delivered as part of our commitment to diversity and achieving gender … Continued

Attagirl – global film lab to support female filmmakers

An intensive narrative feature film development lab with SQ-supported placements. Applications are due midnight 16 August 2020.

SQRL initiative

Screen Queensland and Queensland Rugby League have partnered for the first time to create this unique opportunity

SQ/SBS Unscripted Short Form Content initiative

Queensland filmmakers from diverse backgrounds are being given the opportunity to produce unscripted short-form content for SBS On Demand under a new partnership between Screen Queensland (SQ) and the Special … Continued

Past Initiatives

Australians in Film — Untapped 2023

Games Development Conference – Market Grants

SheDoc 2024

AIDC Conference 2024 – Market and Travel Grants

Content London 2023 discounted tickets

Screen Forever 38 Market Grants

Screenworks Career Pathways Programs 2024

Games Residency 2024

CrewCon 2023 discounted tickets

Australians in Film (Aif) — Talent Gateway & Global Producers Exchange

Film Intensive Script to Screen (FISS) program – Writers and Storytellers

Film Intensive Script to Screen (FISS) program – Crew

Games Connect Asia Pacific 2023 Market Grants

Access Coordinator Training Program

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Gameloft Paid Internships

Authentic NQ 2023

Gamescom 2023 – Market Grants

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NQ Animation Bootcamp

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AIDC Regionality: Cairns 2023 Market Grants

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Screen Queensland and Stowe Story Labs fellowship program

SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator 2023

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5 Lives Studios Paid Internship

FNQ Games Internships — Host Company EOIs

Tastes of The Tropics

NQ Enterprise

First Facts — First Nations Factual Showcase 2023

Environmental Steward Internship

Games Developers Conference Market Grants

New Kids on the Block: Regional to Global Market Grants

Screen Queensland and Film Fantastic Festival Programmer Internship

Specialist Factual Placement: Development Researcher

The NQ Screen Forum 2022

Notetaking Workshop

Writers Write

Screen Australia and Screen Queensland Factual: One-To-One Meetings

Below The Line Screen Skills Workshop – Cairns

Australian International Documentary Conference – Market Support

Budgeting Fundamentals – Sunshine Coast

Screen Industry Development Workshops: Townsville and Mackay

Games Connect Asia Pacific – Market Support

ABC Art Works Initiative

ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN

Panavision Creative & Technical Workshops

Writers’ Workshop: Darby and Joan

Environmental & Climate Solutions Short Form Initiative

XR Mentorship Program

Impact Australia 3

Screen Business Essentials: Navigating Growth

Screen Queensland and Network 10 First Nations Skills Placement and Mentorship

Regional to Global – Market Support

GamesCom – Market Support

Australian Feature Film Summit – Market Support

SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator

Production Management Industry Certificate

Introduction to Producing – Cairns

Music In Film: Workshop and Q&A

NQ Enterprise

Regional to Global Screen Forum: New Kids on the Block

SBS Diversity Talent Escalator Program – Placement Opportunity

Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge

Production Accounting Essentials: Far North Queensland

Local to Global Director Program

Screen Industry On-Boarding Program

Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Professional Development Placements – Business EOI

AFTRS Screen Business Essentials

UNTAPPED Professional Development Program

Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Professional Development Placements

Screen Forever 37 Market Grants

Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) 2022 Market Grants

AFTRS Talent Camp 2022

Market Support: Australian Feature Film Summit

IGEA: Meet the Publisher/Platform

HWY Stage to Screen Adaptation Program 2021

Creatives Loop’s International Roadmap Program

Gameloft Internship Program Supported by Screen Queensland

Stowe Story Labs: Online lab and retreat

Curious Australia

IGEA Digital Gaming Mentorship with Jason Della Rocca

Impact Australia 2

A Conversation with Catherine Martin – Apply Now

Screenworks Writing for TV Intensive 2021

Screenworks Directing Intensive 2021

SQ ABC Factual Initiative

SBS Emerging Writers’ Incubator

RIDE Shorts

RIDE Feature Film Fund

Regional to Global Screen Forum passes + Screenworks membership

Aardman Academy recipients

Bradford Winters Series Lab – Recipients

SCREEN FOREVER 2021 Market Grants

Authentic

SQ Completion Fund

Stage-to-Screen Adaptation Program – Recipients

Wattpad initiative

Creative Consultations

Unreal Engine Short Film Initiative – Recipients

SQ Mentorships 2020

Market: Asian Animation Summit

Attagirl – global film lab to support female filmmakers

Digital Conversions

Games Mentorships and workshops with Jason Della Rocca

Leah Purcell and Bain Stewart

First Peoples: First Draft

FNQ Screen Industry Bootcamp

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SQ Enterprise

V-Fest Initiative

Greg Coote Scholarship 2020

SQ + Stan Premium Drama Development Fund 2020 – Recipients

Screenworks: Regional to Global Screen Forum recipients

Placement: Assistant – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program

Sketch Comedy Initiative - Nice Shorts

Nice Shorts sketch comedy initiative

SQRL initiative

R.I.D.E. Feature Film Fund

SQ + Stan Premium Drama Development Fund

SQ/NITV: Media RING Fellowship

Proof of Concept

SQ Mentorship

SQ Working the Pitch 2018

Screen Queensland Events

State Payroll Tax Rebate

SQ/SBS Unscripted Short Form Content initiative

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