2016 will mark the second international summit run by ATOM and builds on our inaugural event held in 2011. The event will be programmed across two venues – ACMI and RMIT University – and will be hosted by three major players in screen education, art, film and digital culture:
Thursday 30 June
Opening Night at ACMI
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1–3 July
Summit sessions at ACMI and RMIT University
Saturday 2 July
Youth Media Festival
The three-day summit
Screen Futures is an international conference and forum for industry professionals, educators and academics interested in the future of the screen in 2016.
It will be a dynamic three days packed with insightful and provocative discussion around:
- screen education,
- screen innovation, and
- the screen industry.
The summit program will feature international guest speakers amongst an impressive program of local presenters drawn from:
- Screen production – including screenwriting/publishing, film/television, visual effects/animation, web series, game design and photography;
- Radio production and sound design;
- Media and screen culture theory;
- Broadcasting and digital content distribution;
- Leaders in screen education software and technology;
- Curriculum and government agencies;
- Online journalism and media law.
With more than 600 Australian and international delegates expected, the summit will include forums, a marketplace, one-on-ones, traditional conference elements such as plenaries and breakouts, hypotheticals, screenings, discussions, satellite links and workshops.
The delegates will encompass a wide range of individuals including:
- Teachers (primary through to tertiary) of Media, Literacy, ICT, Humanities;
- Leaders in Education;
- Film and television makers;
- Game designers, animators and fans;
- Screenwriters, critics and publishers;
- Academics and screen theorists;
- Curriculum and policy makers.
Youth Media Festival
The Youth Media Festival will run concurrently with the summit throughout Saturday 2 July.
It will be programmed by and for young content makers and students working in film, television, radio, games and online spheres. It aims to provide participants a forum to share ideas and network, as well as gain new skills and knowledge in screen media. The festival will create an opportunity to crew on a live media event and the Media Careers Expo will open up pathways and career possibilities in a range of media professions.