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?

You can buy passes for Screen Makers here.

How much does Screen Makers cost?

$200 Non member
$150 MRC members
$85 Uni SA Students (includes MRC membership)
$75 Students (MRC Members)
$120 Students (Non Members)
$150 Guild members

The MRC is committed to providing cheaper prices to students. If you’re a tertiary student cardholder you are eligible for our student discount.  Students with MRC memberships get passes for $75.  Non-members are eligible for $120 tickets.  We recommend students become MRC members in order to get the discounted $75 passes as both purchases add up to $120.  Become a member here.


Early Bird sale prices have closed.

Early Bird Prices:

$160 Non member
$110 MRC members
$70 Uni SA Students (includes MRC membership)
$60 Students (MRC Members)
$80 Students (Non Members)
$110 Guild members


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?

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?

One Screen Makers pass includes access to ALL sessions and participation in up to two roundtables (two booked at time of online payment – additional roundtables may only be booked if there are seats still available on the Friday morning of the conference at 8.30am).

Networking events are also included.

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 purchase a full conference pass for two days.

Can I bring a guest to networking events?

Unfortunately, no.  Everyone attending a Screen Makers event will need a full conference pass.

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 full programme has been released and is available 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?

When you book your ticket, there will be an option to reserve a seat  for two roundtables.  You will also have the opportunity to book an additional seat on the day.

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.

Roundtables can include up to ten people.

How do I get to Screen Makers?

The 2018 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?

For Screen Makers Conference updates you can follow the Media Resource Centre on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The hashtag for the 2018 Screen Makers Conference is #SMC18.


What is Screen Makers Like?

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.