Full list of sessions and speakers
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.)
A PDF version of the program can be downloaded here.
(For details on all sessions, including breakouts such as workshops, see the full schedule on Guidebook.)
Thursday 30 June
SYN Media Tour
RMIT School of Media and Communication Tour
AFI Research Collection Workshop
Melbourne Screen Industry Tour
(The first fifty early birds who registered for Screen Futures will have first priority when bookings open for this event.)
Opening Night (feat. Tripod)
Come help us celebrate the launch of Screen Futures Summit and Youth Media Festival for 2016, with opening remarks from ATOM, ACMI and The Hon. Martin Foley, MP, Minister for Creative Industries.
This event will be held at ACMI and feature live entertainment from Australian musical comedy trio Tripod and three-piece jazz band ’Round Midnight.
Please note: This event is open to summit ticket holders and invited guests only. It is not a public event.
Friday 1 July
Professor Paul Wells
Inter-animating Life, Love and the Universe: Or How We All Learned to Multi-mediate, and Why Animation Can Save the World …
The Re-invention of the Media: Issues for the Future of Media Studies
Screen Culture, Identity, and Diversity on Screen
Sue Maslin, David Vadiveloo, Julie Kalceff, Rosie Lourde and Rebecca Mostyn
The Family Law Screening with Q&A
Benjamin Law, Julie Eckersley, Andrew Arbuthnot and Moneth Montemayor
Saturday 2 July
See below for the special Multiliteracies Sessions presented by VATE and ALEA.
Guillaume Deront, YouTube AUNZ’s Online Partnership Manager
Share your passion and grow an audience on YouTube.
‘They Are the Booming Things’: Interpreting, Creating and Assessing Multimodal Texts with Primary Students (programmed by VATE and ALEA)
Noni Hazlehurst AM
AFI | AACTA presents: Power and Influence in the Media
Indigenous Community Media from the Bush to the City:
Philip Batty, Warwick Thornton, Curtis Taylor and Neil Turner
Envisaging, Interpreting and Creating Texts in the Classroom
Jon Callow, Annemaree O’Brien and Jo O’Mara (programmed by VATE and ALEA)
Ready for This Live Q&A and Webinar
Join the ACTF for a live Q&A discussion with the cast and creative team from one of Australia’s groundbreaking new teen dramas.
Christos Tsiolkas (Associate Producer; Author of the adapted novel by the same name), Elias Anton (cast as lead character Danny Kelly) and Tony Ayres (Producer, Matchbox Pictures)
Sunday 3 July
See below for the special games program at ACMI.
Leena Van Deventer
Beyond ShootyBang’s Revenge: The Storytelling Potential in Games
Content as Community
Professor Yong Zhao
Special Video Link
Future of Journalism and Media
Jock Given, Matthew Ricketson, Sally Whyte (Crikey) and Richard Bean (ACMA)
SPECIAL MULTILITERACIES SESSIONS
For the first time, peak Victorian teaching associations the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) and the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE) are collaborating with Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) on a program for the Screen Futures Summit.
These sessions will focus on the interplay between Media, Literacy and English, and how this can be realised in classroom practice. Issues, ideas and understandings will be discussed and debated by key Literacy and English educators.
Keynote speakers, informative panels, and a range of practical workshops pertaining to primary and secondary English and Literacy, have been carefully planned to engage discussion around using language to both create and interpret texts in new and original ways.
Dr Jon Callow
‘They Are the Booming Things’: Interpreting, Creating and Assessing Multimodal Texts with Primary Students
Envisaging, Interpreting and Creating Texts in the Classroom
Jon Callow, Annemaree O’Brien & Jo O’Mara (Moderator: Christine Evely [ACMI])
Game Making as Language and Literacy Curriculum
Susan Bye and Anna Kuch
From Print to Screen: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Questioning Reality: The Media, and its (Re)Construction of Truth
Memes and Podcasts as Literature
Harnessing Digital Tools in the English Classroom
Visual Focalisation and Designing Meaning in Visual Texts
Lisa Norris and Deborah Cohen
Transforming early years’ literacy strategies with Little J & Big Cuz
SPECIAL GAMES PROGRAM AT ACMI:
These sessions have been designed to inspire, support and develop teachers’ understanding and skills in order to include game design in their Digital Technologies classes. Game design, game play and learning from games provide a range of engaging means for students to learn computational and design thinking, as well as developing game narratives.
Keynote speakers, masterclasses and a range of practical workshops pertaining to primary and secondary classrooms are planned to be accessible to teachers of all skill levels.
Videogames: Australia’s Cultural Force Hidden in Plain Sight
Games Literacy: Taking Charge of the Beast
Transmediality and Film-to-Game Adaptation
Code Club Australia
Scratching the Surface
Kieran Nolan and Tom McGann
Let’s Make Games! Game Engines to Power the Classroom
Session is programmed exclusively. A noted speaker of international or national repute, speaking on a topic that has significant cultural, theoretical or practical implications for the production and consumption of media and the screen.
A moderated presentation and discussion between four or five industry practitioners, education leaders or experts in a field. Topics will be linked to the themes of the conference and those developed by the preceding keynote. Relevant resources will be made available online.
An opportunity to focus on a topic in greater depth. An expert will share insights and experiences from working in media education or the creative media industries. Relevant resources will be made available online.
A presenter who delivers an academic paper, case study or research findings to a smaller audience. May include discussion/interaction with/between delegates.
A skills development session delivered by expert teachers, industry practitioners or education service providers. Includes hands-on training and supply of practical resources that can be used in the classroom. Relevant resources will be made available on the day.
Screening with Q&A
Screening followed by a Q&A session. May include films, series, other media productions, education-based media initiatives or resources.