Recommended Industry Resources

Staying up to date with the latest developments in the industry is definitely beneficial. It's essential to keep track of current funding initiatives, professional memberships and any significant productions happening across Australia. 

Here are some recommended websites to check out:

Government Agencies

  • Screen Australia is the federal government body supporting the development, production, and distribution of Australian screen content. The Screen Australia website is an excellent source of industry news, and it is advisable to subscribe to their newsletter. If you're new to the industry, you should also take a look at their guide to getting started in the industry.

  • Screen NSW is the New South Wales government agency responsible for providing support and funding to the screen industry in NSW. They also offer resources, educational materials, and showcase local productions.

  • There are also other equivalent government agencies in other Australian states including VicScreen, South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Tasmania, Screen Territory, and Screen Queensland.

Online Resources

  • The Production Book provides useful information about industry-specific businesses and crew operating across Australia and New Zealand. It's recommended that you list yourself on The Production Book to increase your visibility across the sector.

  • Screenhub lists industry jobs, events, grants, and educational opportunities. They also offer some useful career advice and networking tips, so make sure to check out their news page.

Industry Magazines and Online Content

  • TV Tonight is a comprehensive source of Australian TV news, covering all the major networks.  They also list screen sector jobs, so keep an eye on the page for any new opportunities.

  • If Magazine provides a fantastic overview of current festivals, the latest productions, funding opportunities, industry news, trailers for new productions, and more.

  • Filmink provides extensive coverage of Australian film news, including information about the latest releases, as well as reviews.

  • B&T publishes content about the advertising, media and marketing industries and also runs events throughout the year that may be of interest.

Other Organisations and Entities

  • Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) is a not-for-profit organisation, with membership across the sector, working to profile outstanding achievements across the Australian film and television industry.  The AACTA Awards are a significant industry event - showcasing the work of Australia’s best screen talent.

  • Screenworks is a not-for-profit providing support to screen industry initiatives in regional Australia.

  • ACMI runs a plethora of exhibitions (in their dedicated exhibition space in Melbourne), screenings, festivals and educational initiatives to celebrate and profile the vibrancy of screen culture.

  • Artology is a not-for-profit running festivals and events for and about creative practitioners, including the Very Short Film Festival.

  • Australian Screen Production Education & Research Association (ASPERA) is an academic body of researchers in the fields of film, screen production and new media.  Along with research outputs, ASPERA also hosts an annual conference attended by both academics and industry practitioners.