The New Kids on the Block program has been created with support from Screen NSW, Screen Queensland and Screen Tasmania to acknowledge the costs associated with attending Regional to Global and addresses the anxiety of being a “New Kid” at any event. It will provide financial and in-person support for all successful applicants.

Each of the selected participants receives $1000 to go towards their registration, travel and accommodation. They will have the opportunity to be introduced to the other program participants in the weeks leading up to the Forum and attend a New Kids on the Block Welcome event. They will also be introduced to key members of Screenworks staff, other first time participants and guided through the venue where the forum is being held.

Screenworks’ annual Regional to Global Screen Forum is an incredible networking opportunity that provides attendees with connections to key industry decision makers and filmmakers who can help take their projects to the next level.

Set in beautiful Lennox Head, the three-day event will include an impressive lineup of guest speakers from leading Australian producers, sales agents, broadcasters, streamers, agency representatives, and industry guilds. There will be interactive panel sessions, inclusive forum discussions, workshops, roundtable talks, one-on-one meetings and lots of pitching and networking.

This is an opportunity to feel like a VIP at one of the region’s top screen industry events.

There will be five applicants selected from New South Wales and five from Queensland.  Screen Tasmania is currently seeking expressions of interest and will confirm how many ‘New Kids’ they will support based on the number of applications.


If you have any questions about the 2024 Screenworks’ Regional to Global Screen Forum - New Kids on the Block Program or this application process, please contact: Emily Hutchinson | Email: [email protected] | Phone: (02) 6681 1188

New Kids on the Block is a Screenworks skills development initiative in partnership with Screen NSW and Screen Queensland.

By submitting this New Kids on the Block application form, I agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

1.  I understand that I need to have been living in regional NSW or regional Queensland for more than 6 months, and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

2. If selected for the New Kids on the Block Program I understand and agree to be interviewed, photographed or recorded during any part of the program. Any such recording, photograph or interview may be used across any media format for promotional and/or reporting purposes. I agree to tag Screenworks and the program partners in any social media posts I may create.

3. I agree that, if successful with this application, I will be available (or will make myself available) to attend Screenworks Regional to Global Screen Forum 31 July 2024  – 2 August 2024. 

4.If selected for the New Kids on the Block Program I understand and agree that I will  submit a final report at the end of the program.

5. I warrant and confirm that the information that I give in this application is true and correct and I understand that it will be used to determine my suitability for inclusion in the New Kids on the Block Program.

6. I understand that applying to the 2024 New Kids on the BlockProgram does not guarantee that I will be accepted into the program.

7. I acknowledge that Northern Rivers Screenworks Inc. has the right to withdraw any offer to participate in the New Kids on the Block Program, if it is discovered that any statement made by me in this application is incorrect, incomplete or misleading, in a way that may have affected the application assessment process. 

Please note: The New Kids on the Block Program Assessment Committee will assess all eligible applications against a set of guidelines and assessment criteria. The Assessment Committee is under no obligation to read all content provided.

The Assessment Committee will not redress errors in applications. If an application is deemed ineligible, it will not be assessed. The Assessment Committee will make the ultimate decision regarding the successful applicants. This decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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