Ones To Watch is a professional development and mentoring program for early-career screen producers looking to accelerate their screen business acumen to the next level.

Over the coming months, the Ones To Watch cohort will be matched with a leading Australian producer for 1-on-1 mentoring and will take part in an exclusive webinar series to develop their creative slate and business skills in the lead up to SCREEN FOREVER. 

Each participant will also be given the opportunity to apply for the Ones To Watch Screen Placement, supported by  Screen Australia, to secure placement with a production company anywhere in the world to the value of $20,000. 

We strongly encourage applications from First Nations producers and those whose voices and experiences are underrepresented in our industry. If you require any support in your application or feel the eligibility requirements are a barrier to you applying for this program, we would love you to contact us to discuss your involvement.


"I would say absolutely apply and also don't be discouraged if you don't get in first time, I didn't, and.... remember no matter what your trajectory or how you got here, the stories you have to tell are unique...."


Gillian Crosby, GGG Films, VIC

"My top tip on making the most out of Ones To Watch is to lead with your best projects that are the most developed, so when you come to SCREEN FOREVER you can make the most of the opportunity to broadcast who you are...."


Amy Parry, Anaphora Productions, QLD

"The highlight of my Ones To Watch experience has been SCREEN FOREVER, the ability to connect with this many creatives, especially the international delegates has been an experience...."


Alexandra Doering, Infamous Pictures, NSW

"I've really enjoyed my time with my mentor, Alastair McKinnon (Matchbox Pictures) is a great business mind and it's exposed me to all kinds of ideas that I have ...certainly fast-tracked my thinking...."


Tobias Willis, Freelance, VIC

"To make the most of the opportunity is to listen and learn, you get access to some very established people who have been through the trenches...." 


Michael Hudson, Third Impact Films, VIC

"Figure out what your central goal is, what you want to get out of it, ....try and be simple, pick one goal and work towards it...." 


Tessa Mansfield-Hung, Freelance, VIC

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