22nd Annual SPA Awards & Screen Forever dates announced for 2024
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22nd Annual SPA Awards and Screen Forever dates announced for 2024

22nd Annual SPA Awards and Screen Forever dates announced for 2024 – Today Screen Producers Australia (SPA) is pleased to announce the 2024 dates for Australia’s premier screen industry event SCREEN FOREVER, and the return of the prestigious SPA Awards, an annual celebration of unique storytellers and creativity, both to be held once more on Queensland’s iconic Gold Coast.  

2024 will see the 38th iteration of SCREEN FOREVER, including the SPA Connect Market, take place in-person on Queensland’s glittering Gold Coast from 19-21 March, followed by an Online Global Market from 26-27 March.  

Once again, the SPA Awards will take place on the final evening of the SCREEN FOREVER conference, 21 March, recognising the outstanding screen industry contributions by SPA members and are the only Awards voted solely by our screen businesses whose work drives Australian storytelling. The eligibility period for the upcoming Awards encompasses 01 Jan 2023 to 31 December 2023.   

SPA CEO Matthew Deaner said,

“We are delighted to announce the return of SCREEN FOREVER and the SPA Awards today. The SPA Awards are an important opportunity to stop and take stock of the immense talent and dedication of screen practitioners here in Australia.  

“We continue to edge closer to critical policy reforms, and we trust that at next year’s SCREEN FOREVER we will be gathering to celebrate a new era of Australian creativity that promises so much for the growth and sustainability of our sector and for audiences near and far,” said Mr. Deaner.   

Since 2000, the peer-voted SPA Awards have aimed to capture the full scope of screen production and producers involved here in Australia and have been an opportunity for screen professionals to applaud the collective successes of colleagues and peers who have shared Australia’s bold and unique culture with audiences far and wide.     

The 22nd Annual SPA Awards Entry & Category Guidelines released today include nomination eligibility information for each of the nineteen categories and all other SPA Awards details.     

The upcoming SPA Awards continue to honour success across all genres and platforms and will see the return of esteemed categories, including Children’s Production of the Year, Feature Documentary Production of the Year, Feature Film Production of the Year, Commissioner of the Year, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the coveted Media Super Production Business of the Year Award.     

Early bird entries open from 04-18 September, with all entries closing 29 September 2023. All financial members of SPA are eligible to enter. For enquiries relating to the SPA Awards Entry & Category Guidelines or any SPA Awards-related queries, please contact SPA’s Membership, Licensing & Inclusion Manager Brad Taylor at brad.taylor@screenproducers.org.au.   

Link HERE to the 22nd Annual SPA Awards event on the SPA website which will be updated with finalists in each category as they are announced.

Link to 22nd Annual SPA Awards Entry & Category Guidelines HERE.

SCREEN FOREVER is proudly supported by the Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland, with more information to be announced in the coming months. 

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