Who runs the Screen Makers Conference?

The Screen Makers Conference is a key project of Adelaide’s Media Resource Centre to accelerate the careers of emerging and regional screen content makers.

At Screen Makers Conference, creators of television, film, documentary and web series learn best practices and latest trends, share ideas, connect with industry, and pitch to the national marketplace.


How do I register?

Early bird registration for the 2019 conference is now open, visit the Registration page to purchase your conference pass.

How much does Screen Makers cost?

Discount registration is available to MRC members. MRC membership is $60 and $45 concession. To Join MRC membership go here


Full Screen Makers program – conference, marketplace and roundtables 

MRC members $200 + GST ($220)

MRC Non Members $270 + GST ($297)

AWG, SPA, ADG Members $230 + GST ($253)

Two-day conference only (Earlybird)

MRC members $180 + GST ($198)

MRC Non Members $250 + GST ($275)

AWG, SPA, ADG Members $210 + GST ($231)

FULL PRICE (from 1 July)

Full Screen Makers program – conference, marketplace and roundtables 

MRC members $220 + GST ($242)

MRC Non Members $290 + GST ($319)

AWG, SPA, ADG Members $250 + GST ($275)

Two-day conference only 

MRC members $200 + GST ($220)

MRC Non Members $270 + GST ($297)

AWG, SPA, ADG Members $230 + GST ($253)



How many projects can I pitch?

Conference pass holders are eligible to pitch up to three times at SMC. You may choose to pitch three separate projects or pitch the same project three times.

Conference pass holders are eligible to submit up to 3 projects to our one-on-one pitching sessions.

Find more information about pitching here.

When do registrations close?

Earlybird registration opens on 1 April 2019 and will be on sale until the conference sells out.

Since its inception in 2015, Screen Makers has been a sold-out event every year.  Get in quick so you don’t miss out!

What is included in the registration fee?

Full Screen Makers Program registration gives you access to all conference sessions in the Mercury Cinema on Friday 26 July and Saturday 27 July. In addition you are eligible to register for up to 2 roundtables with industry leaders, attend networking events, and apply for one-on-one pitching with marketplace representatives. Full conference registration is ideal for delegates who have projects at early stage or in advanced development for pitching. It provides access to industry experts and decision makers from across Australia with insights into current industry trends, opportunities and directions.

Two-day Conference pass gives you access to all sessions at the Mercury Cinema on Friday 26 July and Saturday 27 July. The Screen Makers conference presents leading Australian writers, producers, directors, distributors, production companies and commissioners discussing the latest trends in film, tv, documentary and online. This is a unique opportunity to hear from the experts and network with peers and colleagues from the industry.



Can I share my pass?

Sorry, passes are non-transferable.

Can I buy a pass for only one of the days?

Sorry, the only way to attend any Screen Makers events is to register as a conference delegate.

Can I bring a guest to networking events?

Unfortunately, no.  Everyone attending a Screen Makers event will need to be a registered delegate.

I registered but now I can’t make it. Can I get a refund?

Sorry, passes are non-refundable.

When will the full program and schedule be available?

The 2019 programme will be announced in the coming months, view the 2018 conference programme here.

I have limited funds to spend on registration. Why should I attend?

  1. Gain access to national marketplace decision makers while they are in Adelaide
  2. Learn the latest market trends in how to develop, finance and distribute projects
  3. Network with other creatives and develop cross state collaborations
  4. Gain knowledge and understanding of the current industry trends and opportunities
  5. Get insider information in roundtable and one on one meetings in a friendly, supportive environment
  6. This is the only dedicated screen makers conference positioned outside of the major capital cities
  7. This is the only conference designed to make the market more accessible to regional screen makers
  8. This is the only conference that crosses disciplines, forms and genres eg: drama/doco/big/small screens, producers, directors and writers.

Where do I collect my pass?

An email will be sent to you when you purchase a ticket online.  Please bring a print-out of this pass with you when you attend the conference.

How do I book a seat at a roundtable?

Bookings for roundtables will open in June and are only available to delegates who register for Full Screen Makers Program. Delegates will be invited to apply to reserve a seat at up to two roundtables.

Screen Makers Conference roundtables provide you with the opportunity to meet leading industry and market guests in a relaxed and informal environment. Each guest heads a table and talks about their organisation and their role and then it’s your chance to ask the questions, so come prepared. Each roundtable will run for 30 minutes and will include eleven people per table plus the industry guest.

Please note you can’t book seats for other people.

Choose your roundtables wisely: these seats are non-transferrable.  Once you have chosen your roundtables, you are locked in and cannot attend other roundtable sessions.

How do I get to Screen Makers?

The 2019 Screenmakers Conference will be held at the Mercury Cinema.


TELEPHONE: (08) 8410 0979

Our map is accessible here and public transport is available.  We are a short walk away from both the train station and tram stop and can be reached via bus.

For parking, we recommend the nearby Wilson Carpark cnr Hindley and Clarendon street.  Other options include the UPark on Light Square and the Secure Parking: The Terrace which has a nearby entrance on Hindley street.

How can I follow the Screen Makers Conference on social media?

Follow Screen Makers Conference updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The hashtag for the 2019 Screen Makers Conference is #SMC19.

To see postings from 2018 use the hashtag #SMC18.


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