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Screen Queensland in partnership with Screenworks presents

NQ Screen Forum 2023 November 8–10, Townsville

Build your screen industry skills and connections at the second NQ Screen Forum — a three-day event for regional film and television practitioners of all experience levels. 

Q&A panels, workshops, roundtable discussions and one-on-one consultations will equip participants with valuable industry insights, as well as tailored, practical advice to finesse screenplays, pitches and funding applications.

Get inspired by screenwriter and producer Adam Grossetti (ABC's The Black Hand) and take a detailed look behind the making of the Stan Original documentary The Cape

Dedicated networking sessions will unlock connections with local screen practitioners,

guest speakers and other visiting filmmakers.

Guest speakers include Wooden Horse CEOs Jude Troy and Richard Finlayson, award-winning Writer, Actor, Radio host and Comedian, Matt Okine, Screenwriter Adam Grossetti (The Black Hand), Producer/Director Mandy Lake, WIFT Chairperson and Producer Liz Tomkins, Cinematographer Murray Lui, Producer and owner of Mangrove Media, Jimmy Purtill, Screen Queensland Head of Creative Industry Partnerships Rowena Billard, Screen Queensland Head of Content Tanya Ellen and Screenworks CEO Lisa O'Meara. 

The NQ Screen Forum is part of Screen Queensland's North Queensland Regional Program — a series of informative events and hands-on workshops delivered by Screenworks, helping creatives in NQ and FNQ to develop screen industry skills

and career pathways.

Registration and personal information will be shared with Screen Queensland to assist with the delivery of future projects.


DAY 1: Wednesday 8 November

WorkshopLife's A Pitch And Then You Buy! - A Pitch Workshop with Producer/Director, Mandy Lake in Association with WIFT (Women in Film and Television Australia).

Time: 09:45 am - 4:30 pm

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Networking event: Sponsored by WIFT (Women in Film and Television Australia). Join Mandy Lake and Liz Tomkins at the CBar, finger food provided.

Time: 05:30pm - 07:30pm

DAY 2: Thursday 9 November

Round Table: Ask the Agency, with Screen Queensland and Screenworks.

Time: 09:00 am - 10:05 am

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WorkshopWriters Room, Workshop and Pitch: The Story of The Story —Adam Grossetti Unpacks The Making Of The Black Hand.

Time: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Q&A: A Different View — Q&A with Murray Lui and Jimmy Purtill

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

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Networking event: A relaxed mix and mingle with Adam Gossetti and attendees. Drinks will be on sale at the bar.

Time: 05:30pm - 07:30pm

DAY 3: Friday 10 November

Case Study/Q&A: Screenworks in conversation with Wooden Horse and Matt Okine on distinctive storytelling opportunities.

Time: 09:30 am – 01:00 pm

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Networking event: A casual lunch networking opportunity with Jude Troy, Richard Finlayson and Matt Okine. Lunch provided

Time: 01:10pm - 02:00pm



Quest Townsville on Eyre
19-21 Leichhardt St
North Ward, 4810, Queensland, Australia

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