2016 Screen Futures Summit & Youth Media Festival

Program now online!


ATOM and ACMI are excited to announce the program launch for the 2016 Screen Futures Summit:

To view the full schedule of sessions and speakers, and to connect
with other delegates, please
download the Guidebook app
(available for iOS and Android) and search for ‘Screen Futures’.
(Alternatively, you can view the list here.)

To register, visit screenfutures.com/register/.

This is your chance to be part of this unique conference that brings together
the screen and education industries to create connections
and drive debate around the future of the screen.

We are also proud to announce these new plenary sessions, which will be held on Day 2 of the summit (Saturday 2 July):


Q&A: AFI | AACTA presents ‘Power and Influence in the Media’ with Noni Hazlehurst AM

Recently only the second woman to be inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame, Noni Hazlehurst AM is one of Australia’s favourite and most distinguished performers, She is celebrated for her work in theatre, film, TV and radio, and for her work as an advocate for children. With an outstanding career spanning more than forty years, Hazlehurst is also an accomplished writer, producer, presenter and director.

Her many awards include four AFI Awards for her roles in Little Fish (Rowan Woods, 2005), Waiting at the Royal (Glenda Hambly, 2000), Fran (1985) and Monkey Grip (Ken Cameron, 1982), three Logies and an Honorary PhD from Flinders University. She is also a Member of the Order of Australia.

Hazlehurst has served on a number of boards, including Film Australia and Belvoir St Theatre, and currently AFI | AACTA. She has served as Patron or Ambassador for several children’s welfare organisations, including Barnardos Australia, and counts her 24-year role as a host of Play School as a highlight of her career.

She currently stars in Foxtel’s Australian drama A Place to Call Home. She will tour her one-woman play, Mother – written for her by Daniel Keene – through New South Wales and Queensland later this year.

Keynote Panel and Q&A: Barracuda


  • Christos Tsiolkas, associate producer and author of the adapted novel
  • Elias Anton, lead actor
  • Tony Ayres, producer, Matchbox Pictures

From Matchbox Pictures comes the screen adaptation of Tsiolkas’ novel Barracuda in a four-part ABC series slated for broadcast later this year.

Barracuda follows young swimmer Danny Kelly and his pursuit to win Olympic gold above everything else. It is a moving story about obsession, desire, success and the terrifying risk of failure.

Join the panel as they discuss the process of making Barracuda and adapting the novel to screen, and how they hope the series will be received by its audience.

Christos Tsiolkas   Elias Anton   Tony Ayres

Keynote Panel and Q&A: ‘Indigenous Community Media from the Bush to the City’

This panel is convened by Philip Batty, co-founder of CAAMA and Imparja Television, and will include Warwick Thornton, Curtis Taylor and Neil Turner.

The panel will present a broad overview of Indigenous media and filmmaking at the present moment – from the bush to the city – as well as some historical perspective on how it has developed. The panel will showcase the training and employment opportunities the industry has provided to many screen practitioners, such as Thornton, Taylor and Rachel Perkins. It will discuss the important role that community media plays in communicating and preserving culture. There will be time for audience questions and general discussion.

To view the full schedule of sessions and speakers:
Click here to download Guidebook

For more information or to register, please visit screenfutures.com.


The Screen Futures Summit & Youth Media Festival is held every five years.


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