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Make It 2021

If you’re an early career screen practitioner based in Victoria, you can’t miss Make It.

Make It is presented by AFTRS with Principal Partner Film Victoria and Media Mentors Australia and is designed for those who want to develop a career in the exciting, flourishing local screen, broadcast and gaming industries. The two-day event will be jam-packed with industry professionals ready to give you specialist career advice and inspire you to survive and thrive professionally.

We’ve gathered some of the best creatives in television, online, film, VFX and gaming to share their secrets for success, along with their mistakes. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet lots of other practitioners in our speed networking events.

Make It is your chance to:

  • Work out what path in the screen and media industries is the right one for you
  • Learn how to pitch and present yourself to employers
  • Get vital industry information and contacts
  • Meet like-minded individuals who may be your future collaborators
  • Explore how to develop your own screen content
  • Get real-world advice and coaching about your career path



If you are already working in the Victorian screen industry, or a recent media graduate with a bit of experience, this event will provide a huge amount of value. You’ll have the opportunity to network with experienced practitioners, explore a range of career paths, learn more about how to get your own ideas into production and get inspired by a whole lot of opportunities you didn’t even know existed.

Make It is open to participants who are 18+ and live in Victoria.

Any questions please email makeit@aftrs.edu.au.



“It was great to hear from people in the industry, well established as well as starting out. It’s a great opportunity to network as well with professionals and emerging practitioners as well.”

“Contacts, contacts, contacts! Methods of approaching people in the industry. Who to approach… Knowledge that everyone gets lots of knockbacks – you just have to persevere!”

“I made contacts that I believe can lead me into internships or other positions where I can gain more experience in the industry. The knowledge I gained can be applied to my future choices and professional interactions.”

“I have already made some great connections since attending the conference and am optimistic that I may get some more professional experience as a result of the people I met at the conference. What an incredible concept, thank you so much to all the organisers, I will be recommending it to everyone in the future and hopefully one day I can hashtag that I went to #Makeit and I #Madeit.”


Saturday 9 October 9.00 am – 8.00 pm
Sunday 10 October 9.00 am – 5.00 pm


The Angliss Conference Centre
555 LaTrobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


Extra Early Bird – $95
Early bird – $120
Full price –  $135

Ticket price includes morning tea and lunch on both days, along with the networking function on Saturday evening.

More information and tickets will be available from 19 August 2021


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