Image caption L to R: Online content creators Max Miller, Kauthar Abdulalim and Michelle Melky – guest speakers at the Discovering New Online Voices Open Day

Screenworks, in partnership with Screen Tasmania and with support from Screen Australia, has today announced an exciting new initiative to upskill Tasmanian screen creatives interested in developing short-form online projects.

The Discovering New Online Voices initiative will be a three-stage program including practical workshops, interactive sessions and a pitching opportunity to key online market and funding executives.

Being delivered in partnership with Screen Tasmania, Discovering New Online Voices is designed to find undiscovered, diverse and talented online content creators based in Tasmania, encouraging them to submit new and innovative projects that will then be honed through a two-day workshop and pitched to a panel of high-level online executives.

Minister for the Arts, Elise Archer said the Tasmanian Government was proud to partner with Screenworks to support this exciting new initiative. “As a government, we are committed to providing more opportunities for those working in our growing screen industry that supports jobs across the state,” Minister Archer said. “This new initiative will provide another avenue for our screen practitioners to grow their skills, potentially opening up more opportunities to expand into new markets.

The program will have three stages, beginning with an Open Day in Hobart on Developing Online Short Form projects on Friday 21 October which will include detailed information about the initiative and how to apply, plus featured speakers including online creators Max Miller, Kauthar Abdulalim and Michelle Melky plus Alyce Adams and Louise Cocks from Screen Australia’s Online Team. Tickets for the one-day event are available here.

Applications will open on Monday 24 October and up to four participants or project teams will be selected to take part in an intensive two-day workshop in early February 2023 in which they will work closely with creative mentors to hone their project pitches and materials.

The initiative will culminate in a Pitch Day in late February where the projects will be pitched to online marketplace decision makers and executives from the Screen Australia Online team. The pitch winner will receive a $10,000 development grant from Screen Tasmania.

Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch said, “We’re excited to partner with Screen Tasmania to find fresh narrative voices and projects in the online space. Online platforms are offering increasing avenues for creatives with innovative and unusual ideas, and we hope this initiative will springboard new talent that may be undiscovered in Tasmania. The support and input from Screen Australia’s Online Team will also bring a real depth of expertise and insight to this exciting new initiative.”

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must have been resident in Tasmania for at least six months. Applicants will need to submit a treatment of up to 10 pages for an original online series along with a statement on their inspiration for the idea and why they would benefit from being part of the Discovering New Online Voices program.

Applications will officially open at 9am AEDT on Monday 24 October with a submission deadline of Friday 22 November 2022.

For more details about the initiative and to book a place at the Open Day in Hobart on 21 October, visit

The Discovering New Online Voices program is being delivered by Screenworks

in partnership with Screen Tasmania and is supported by Screen Australia.



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For more information contact Jeanie Davison, Industry Development Manager, Screenworks

02 6681 1188   [email protected]


About Screenworks

Screenworks is a national member-based non-profit committed to supporting and empowering screen creatives and crew across regional Australia. We offer professional industry programs and activities for people at every career stage to develop their skills and help build a diverse and thriving regional screen sector.

Since being established in December 2000, Screenworks has demonstrated a strong track record of creating and managing well-presented, innovative and relevant development programs for professional and emerging screen content creators and crew in regional areas in every state and territory of Australia.

Northern Rivers Screenworks Inc (ABN 87 095 440 458) is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

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