AFF Youth Creative Industry Pathways: Creative Industries Expo

Date: Wednesday July 28th, 10am – 7pm
Location: Stone & Chalk, Lot Fourteen
Price: Free with a ticket to a Screening, Industry Session or VR, otherwise $10 +BF ($8 Equity Price)

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With the creative industries now a key sector of the South Australian Government’s growth agenda, the Adelaide Film Festival, partnering with local industry and the Department for Education, has produced SA’s largest creative industry program ever delivered for high school students. The program assists students to map their post-high school pathway into the creative industries.

A major plank of the AFF career pathway is the Creative Industries Expo to be held for a single day on Wednesday 28 July at Lot Fourteen, which is adjacent to our screening venue, the Palace East End Cinemas.  Another key plank is the Industry Sessions held at venues at Lot Fourteen.

The Creative Industries Expo runs from 10am to 7pm. Schools can book for 45minute sessions on the hour. From 3pm to 7pm (last session at 6pm) students not coming with schools are encouraged to attend by themselves or with family and friends.

We are excited to provide a full list of Expo participants below:

Mighty Kingdom
Since its formation in 2010, Mighty Kingdom has released over 50 games that have been downloaded more than 50 million times.  We are the largest independent game developer in Australia, working with some of the world’s most prestigious international companies, including Disney, LEGO, Sony, Funcom, Rogue, and Snapchat, whilst also driving Mighty Kingdom’s internal IP development.
Pro AV Solutions
Pro AV Solutions is Australia’s leading provider of professional audio-visual, collaboration and video production equipment, with 30 years of experience in the Education, Corporate and Film & Television Industries.
Offering Sales, Hire & Training solutions, we represent major brands including Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Blackmagic, Rode, Sennheiser, Smart Board, Epson & many more.
Rising Sun Pictures
For over 25 years, Rising Sun Pictures, has been delighting and inspiring audiences worldwide, having created some of Hollywood’s most memorable screen moments. RSP is dedicated to developing the next generation of visual effects artists through its unique accredited training program, delivered in partnership with the University of South Australia. In classrooms set up to mirror real-world production environments and with instructors who are working professionals, RSP provides students with the required skills and knowledge to seek and gain employment as entry-level visual effects artist.
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australia’s most awarded 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator. Created as a non-profit organisation to grow the creative digital sector, AIE pioneered the development of specialist game qualifications and continues to innovate through industry partnerships and dynamic teaching.
57 Films
57 Films is an innovative production company operating across a wide range of creative services. Stories – factual or scripted, educational or branded – are our business.
57 Films recently released their feature-length documentary This is Port Adelaide to select cinemas nationally.
Flinders University
The rise of streaming services has seen the Australian film and television industry undergo dramatic change. Study Flinders Film & TV to gain practical, cutting-edge skills, learn from industry leaders like Channel 44 and Adelaide Film Festival and fast track your creative career opportunities within an exciting industry.
Closer Productions
Closer Productions is a multi-award winning South Australian-based screen production company with a reputation for producing distinctive, high-quality work across drama, documentary and television. Closer is a collective of filmmakers dedicated to telling compelling stories that spark dialogue and maintain an unwavering commitment to emergent ideas, independent spirit and underrepresented people.
University of South Australia 
UniSA are one of the world’s top young universities*, globally connected and industry engaged, collaborating with more than 2,500 partners worldwide. They create knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity through education, research and partnership excellence. They’re a catalyst for brilliance. A place where you can think critically and creatively, glimpse the future, and engage with true originals.

*Ranked #25, 2020 The Young University Rankings.

South Australian Film Corporation
SAFC description: Established in 1972, the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) is South Australia’s leading screen authority and investment body, supporting the development, growth and promotion of the state’s screen production sector. As the most experienced screen agency in Australia the SAFC focuses on supporting, positioning and championing South Australian screen businesses to achieve creative excellence and prosperity, contributing to a robust South Australian economy and creative vibrancy through production of a diverse slate of feature film, television and digital screen projects.
AFTRS (Australian Film Television Radio School)
AFTRS is the nation’s premier screen arts and broadcast school – the only Australian education institution to consistently make The Hollywood Reporter‘s prestigious annual list of the top film schools in the world. We empower Australian talent to shape and share their stories with the world by delivering the most future-focused education, research and training.
Music SA
Music SA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, supporting and developing the SA music industry.  We offer various training programs for school students and adult learners, to ensure that you develop current and relevant music industry skills to further your career.
The University of Adelaide
Study media at a university consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities.
Choose from 11 industry-focused media specialisations designed by leading academics and industry experts from our Media Industry Advisory Board.
Our media students have access to industry-standard equipment and gain practical know-how through industry placement and mentoring.
Beyond Content
An outstanding, award-winning Adelaide video production company, Beyond Content has filmed all over the world on every kind of budget, and the team has collectively produced or contributed to over 1000 films of all shapes and sizes. Founded in 2015, Beyond Content is an end-to-end production company and content agency with more than 20 years’ combined leadership experience. We boast a range of skills and expertise across a suite of filmmaking specialities including feature film, broadcast documentary, TV production, VFX, colour-grading and animation.
Media Makeup
Combining excellence in theory, training and practical application, Media Makeup is one of Australia’s leading makeup schools.
SA Casting
The Agency was the first official actors’ agency in South Australia. It was established in 1975 by Ann Peters and by casting, representation and training it has been part of the fabric and history of the Australian film and television industry.


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