About Screen Futures

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.