Screenwriters Conference Returns To Victoria In 2016

21 May 2015

Victoria will host the next National Screenwriters Conference in March 2016, bringing together leading local and international screenwriters and industry professionals working across film, television and digital content.

Hosted by the Australian Writers’ Guild, the three-day conference will take place at Phillip Island and is expected to attract around 300 delegates from across Australia.

The Andrews Labor Government, through Film Victoria, has secured the 2016 National Screenwriters Conference, boosting the local screen industry and regional Victoria’s economy.

The 2016 conference, themed What's The Story?, aims to promote the skills and talent of Australian screenwriters and develop creative and commercial partnerships among writers and producers.

The National Screenwriters Conference is one of several prestigious screen industry events to be held in Victoria next year, alongside the Australian International Documentary Conference and the Screen Producers Australia Screen Forever Conference.

The National Screenwriters Conference will run from 9-11 March 2016. Registration details are available at Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley

“Victoria is home to many highly talented screenwriters and we look forward to welcoming the National Screenwriters Conference to Victoria in 2016.”

“Next year will be busy for our local screen industry and our creative industries. Our Budget puts Victoria in the best position to make the most of it, driving growth and creating jobs.”

Quotes attributable to Film Victoria CEO, Jenni Tosi

“Writers, ideas and craft are the heart of this conference and I encourage everyone to block the dates out now, because it’ll be a must-attend event.”

Quotes attributable to Australian Writers’ Guild Executive Director, Jacqueline Elaine

“The National Screenwriters Conference is a substantial event, both for Victorian writers and for the industry. It would not be possible without the support of Film Victoria and the many volunteer writers who bring it to life.”

“We are thrilled to have Film Victoria on board as our major sponsor.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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