Who runs the Screenmakers Conference?

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

At Screenmakers 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?

In light of the unchartered waters we find ourselves in, the Screenmakers Conference, Market and Lab that was to be held in July this year has been postponed.

We are hoping to reschedule the 2020 Conference, but given the uncertainty regarding the spread of COVID19 contagion and corresponding duration of restrictions relating to public events, we can’t give specific dates at this time.

How much does Screenmakers cost?


Media Resource Centre members are offered a window to pre-register before opening to the public. MRC membership is $60 and $45 concession. To Join MRC membership go here


How many projects can I pitch?

Full Screenmakers Program conference pass holders are eligible to submit up to 3 projects to our one-on-one pitching sessions.

Full Screenmakers Program conference pass holders are also eligible to submit to the Screen Makers and iview initiative Pitch-o-rama.


When do registrations close?


What is included in the registration fee?

Full Screenmakers Program registration will give you access to all conference sessions in the Mercury Cinema. In addition you are eligible to register for up to 2 roundtables with industry leaders, attend networking events, and apply for Pitch-o-rama and 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 registration will give you access to all conference sessions in the Mercury Cinema. The Screenmakers 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 Screenmakers events is to register as a conference delegate.

Can I bring a guest to networking events?

Unfortunately, no.  Everyone attending a Screenmakers 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 program will be launched in the lead up to the conference.

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  are only available to delegates who register for Full Screenmakers Program. Delegates will be invited to apply to reserve a seat at up to two roundtables.

Screenmakers 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 Screenmakers?

The Screenmakers Conference is 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 Screenmakers Conference on social media?

Follow Screenmakers Conference updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

To see posts from the 2019 Screenmakers Conference use #SMC19.



What is the Screenmakers Lab?

The Screenmakers Lab is joint venture between the screen culture organisation the Media Resource Centre, and community broadcaster Channel 44. It takes the form of a one-day series of intensive masterclasses led by top Australian TV creators, designed to encourage the creation of studio-based entertainment television.


What is Screenmakers Like?