About the program:

Wednesday 28 February
Times 10:00am – 5:30pm EAST 
Pullman Cairns International, Cairns
Free but bookings essential

Screen Queensland, in partnership with Screenworks, is hosting the NQ New Online Voices Forum on Wednesday 28 February in Cairns. Hear from industry leaders and established online content creators about developing online short form projects, creating compelling applications for funding opportunities and find out about an exciting new initiative.

Guest speakers include Screen Queensland’s Jesse McCart (Program Manager, Online Content) and Screen Australia’s Phoebe Willems (Investment and Development Manager Online and Games) who will provide expert guidance in the Fundamentals of Online. There will also be an In Conversation session featuring high profile online successes Jaden Bowen – Simply Stories, Dennis Fay – Salty Monkeys and more. They will share insights into how their recent projects were developed and funded along with how they built their following.

Attendees will be the first to learn about new development initiatives and how to apply, take part in a Q&A session and enjoy networking opportunities.

This event is part of Screen Queensland’s North Queensland Regional Program delivered in partnership with Screenworks.

Discovering New Online Voices is presented by Screenworks in partnership with Screen Queensland and supported by Screen Australia.

Screen Queensland is the Queensland Government-owned agency dedicated to growing a successful screen industry in the state. The agency supports locally produced films, series and games, and secures international and interstate production and post-production into Queensland. It also runs initiatives to build skills and careers for local screen practitioners, and funds film festivals and industry conferences. Screen Queensland is deeply committed to uplifting the voices of Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and increasing diversity on and off screen.   

Opened in 2019, Screen Queensland Studios, Brisbane has hosted Zombie Plane, Fear Below, Joe vs Carole and Young Rock. Screen Queensland Studios, Cairns is set for completion in early 2024. International productions supported by Screen Queensland include Elvis directed by Baz Luhrmann, Thirteen Lives directed by Ron Howard, Ticket to Paradise starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, Netflix series Irreverent, The Portable Door with Sam Neill and Christoph Waltz, Land of Bad starring Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth, Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Wizards! starring Pete Davidson and Orlando Bloom, Disney+ series Nautilus and Apples Never Fall starring Annette Bening and Sam Neill, La Brea (Season 3) and Mortal Kombat 2Supported Australian projects include AudreyBluey, Black Snow, The Bachelors Australia, Boy Swallows Universe, Dawn of the Dolphins, First Weapons, In LimboIn Our Blood, Limbo, Love is in the AirUpright (Season 2), Revealed: Reefshot, Rock Island Mysteries (Seasons 1 and 2), Strait to the Plate (Seasons 1 and 2) and True Spirit. Digital games include the BAFTA-winning Unpacking, My Little Pony: Mane Merge, It’s Literally Just Mowing, Go-Go Town and Cities: Skylines – Remastered. Screen Queensland’s Screen Culture fund supports film festivals and major industry events including Screen Forever, Asia Pacific Screen Awards and from 2024, the ACTAA Awards.