Upskill your career through a diverse and relevant range of professional development workshops, seminars and events.

A plethora of topics await you covering the business and creative sides of all aspects of the Australian screen industry. Join our industry development activities to unlock opportunities, connections and benefits across the regional screen industry.

How we structure our programs:

Screenworks delivers three different levels of programs to provide more practical and progressive pathways to success for regional screen practitioners at every level of experience. 

Industry Development Programs

Unlock opportunities, connections and benefits across the regional screen industry with our professional skills development events open to all, including online webinars, face-to-face events and networking opportunities. Get started with our Top Tips and Useful Links.

Regional to Global Screen Forum

The 2023 Regional to Global Screen Forum was held on March 30th to April 1st. 

This year’s 3-day event featured a packed program of interactive panel sessions, case studies, in-focus presentations, industry roundtables, career mentoring and pitch opportunities that were held in person and streamed online (using an interactive hybrid event platform), making the event accessible to delegates from all across the country.
It took place at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre, and provided unique opportunities for regional screen practitioners to connect with an impressive array of domestic and global decision-makers and industry influencers.
Regional To Global 2023
Career Development

Online webinars, face-to-face events and networking

Our annual program of online webinars and face-to-face events covers a diverse range of topics to help build the professional development and ongoing screen careers of regionally-based practitioners. Click on the button below to view our upcoming and recent events.

Recorded Webinars

Brush up on your skills and knowledge, check out a session you missed, re-watch a webinar that you loved, sit back and relax – take some time out and check out our library of webinar recordings.

Screenworks Member Consults

One day each month, Screenworks’ Industry Development Manager will be available for five bookable Regional Member Consultations. These half-hour slots, which can be booked via Glue Up on a first come first served basis, are available to current Screenworks Regional Members who would like to get some general and friendly advice on making the most of their membership, ways to progress, or focus their screen careers, or avenues for connecting with other screen practitioners. To view when the next consultations will be taking place, check our Events Calendar below.

Member Consultations

Regional Crew Development Program

We’re very excited to announce the Regional Crew Development Program – delivered by Screenworks, backed by an investment of $500,000 from Netflix and supported by the NSW Government, it will provide free skills training and work experience on productions for people based in regional Australia.

A pilot traineeship initiative to provide 12 months fully paid and contracted entry-level trainee employment which will include Certificate III in Screen & Media qualifications and placements on productions. Learn More >

A short-form skill set training program will be delivered in partnership with the NSW Department of Training to facilitate transition into the screen industry for workers with transferable skills. Learn More >

Funding of Screenworks’ existing locations and crew referral services in order to increase the number of local practitioners being employed on productions taking place in the Northern New South Wales region. Learn More >

Far North Queensland Industry Development

With funding from Screen Queensland, over 3-years Screenworks will roll out a series of initiatives and programs that will grow the local screen ecosystem, develop content from the unique perspective of the region, and deliver a range of productions across all platforms. In addition to the programs shown below, Screenworks will deliver industry development workshops and networking events which will be available via our Events Calendar.

A free program of Indigenous-led storytelling and concept development workshops, open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Far North Queensland and its surrounding region. Learn More >

Delivered in partnership with the ABC and Screen Queensland, the AUTHENTIC program will support FNQ Filmmakers to profile local personalities in short documentaries for ABC Online exhibition. Learn More >

An opportunity for emerging games development and animation practitioners from FNQ to connect with professionals, work on industry-real briefs, showcase their talents, build upon their experience. Learn More >

Talent Development Programs

Face-to-face and online smaller group opportunities and programs for individual practitioners in regional Australia to improve their skillsets in their chosen area by working with industry professionals or mentors to develop their own projects and/or professional skills. Participants for these talent development opportunities will be selected following call-outs for applications which will be assessed by industry professionals.


Screen Composing Mentorship  provides an extraordinary opportunity for two emerging regional composers to be mentored and to connect with the screen industry.
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This program is for early-career regionally-based Indigenous writers to be part of a development lab in the Northern Territory as part of its third Regional Script Lab X initiative. Learn More >

Write from home

This program will connect 8 regional Australian screenwriters with New York based screen industry professionals through screenwriting skills development sessions and networking opportunities. Learn More >

Fearless Films is back for a third season! In 2021 Screenworks and Feros Care will be shining a light on the inspirational Australian seniors who are ageing ambitiously through Fearless Films: Season 3. Learn More >

Delivered in partnership with the ADG, an opportunity to connect with and learn from two of Australia’s most accomplished screen directors in a two-day intensive on the craft of screen directing. Learn More >

Writing for TV Intensive

A 2-day professional development workshop designed to support regional writers in NSW and QLD in building skills and techniques for creating successful TV drama in a writers’ room environment. Learn More >

A three-stage program designed to train undiscovered, diverse and talented writers and animators with the final selected participant placed in Princess Pictures to develop an animation project. Learn More >

Pinnacle Programs

Top-tier opportunities and events for more advanced regional Australian screen practitioners to further projects and/or get exposure to key domestic and international decision-makers. By delivering these programs, Screenworks builds the skills and talent pool of emerging professional practitioners living across regional Australia.

Career Pathways Programs

The goal of the Career Pathways Programs is to support individuals living in regional NSW to builds skills and connect with screen industry opportunities. 

A professional development program designed to give screenwriters the opportunity to sit in and watch professional writers working on the story for a television script in a writer’s room environment. Learn More >

A development program for early-career screen producers, giving them the opportunity to pursue their career ambitions and implement a career development program that elevates their career. Learn More >

A bespoke career development opportunity designed to increase the skills and industry experience by supporting a tailor-made career plan and providing relevant screen industry introductions. Learn More >

National Pinnacle Programs

These high-level programs progress each selected individual’s skills and projects to reach audiences and industry connections in Australia and globally.

Have a great idea for the next classic Aussie film?It’s time to get writing again for the chance to pitch your idea to key industry figures and receive developmental support to take your script to market. Learn More >

An exciting opportunity to gain experience working in Los Angeles for a regional practitioners who is interested in progressing their career with an international perspective. Learn More >

Short Film Projects

Authentic Films

AUTHENTIC supported FNQ Filmmakers to create short documentaries for ABC. Watch Films >

Fearless Films

A collection of inspirational short films that showcases bold and fearless lives. Watch Films >


Showcasing the creative talents of artists and filmmakers with disability. Watch Films >

Go Viral!

Micro-films that focus on social issues with the aim to disrupt the online space. Watch Films >

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