The Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) are proud to present the 2016 Screen Futures Summit and Youth Media Festival in July 2016, Melbourne.

The Summit is an international conference and forum running 1-3 July 2016 for screen industry practitioners, academics, tertiary students and media/multi-literacy educators. It will be a dynamic three days, packed with insightful and challenging discussion around content creation, screen culture and media education. Delegates will hear from innovators, influencers and theorists as they partake in discussion and workshops around the changing role of the screen in our collective future. Keynotes and panels will be complimented by an extensive workshop program. 

Keynote speakers include: Multi award-winning media personality Noni Hazlehurst; UK animator Professor Paul Wells, local visionary games developer Leena Van Deventer, leading Australian Media & Cultural studies Professor Graeme Turner, leading multimodal pedagogies researcher and educator Jon Callow; and Youtube’s Guillaume Deront in conversation with local Youtube celebrities.

Keynote panels include: Barracuda’s Elias Anton, Tony Ayres and Christos Tsiolkas; Community Media with Curtis Taylor, Philip Batty, Neil Turner and Warwick Thornton; VFX with the Iloura team; Screen Culture and diversity with Julie Kalceff, Rosie Lourde, Sue Maslin, Rebecca Mostyn, and David Vadiveloo and many more.

Register here.

The Youth Media Festival will run concurrently on Saturday, 2nd July 2016 and will be for young content makers and students working in film, TV, radio, games and online spheres.  

Concessions for full-time students and student teachers are available along with reduced group-booking rates for the Youth Media Festival.

Dates: Opening Night 30 June, Summit 1-3rd July, 2016

Venues: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and RMIT University