Gold Coast to host major film convention in 2021

The Gold Coast will host a major film convention next year that will have a “lead role in Australia’s economic recovery”.

SCREEN FOREVER’s annual conference will be held at The Star Event Centre on February 16-18 and is expected to attract more than 850 delegates including those attending virtually from overseas.

Queensland signed a three-year deal to host the event in June, nabbing it from Melbourne which has previously held the event for the past eight years.

“The Queensland Government is proud to sponsor this important networking opportunity for screen professionals at such a critical time for them and for their industry as a whole, as it eagerly takes a lead role in Australia’s economic recovery by generating jobs, vital revenue and more local content for the world to enjoy,” said Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Producers will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to national and international leaders in the film industry with Screen Producers Australia CEO Matthew Deaner saying the event will be “an unmissable opportunity for the creative workers behind Aussie films, TV shows and immersive media content to secure deals”.