Make It!

AFTRS-Australian Film Television and Radio School (AH Account)

About the Course

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 is designed for those who want to make it in the exciting, flourishing local industry.

The two-day event at the State Library of Victoria is jam-packed with industry professionals ready to give you specialist career advice and inspire you to survive and thrive professionally.

 At Make It! you can win an internship with Vice or an upcoming AFTRS short course in Melbourne! Book now to secure your spot.

We’ve gathered some of the best creatives in television, online, film, gaming and VR to share their secrets for success - and their mistakes - to help you avoid your own stumbling blocks:

Marion Farrelly - Executive Producer

Alison Black, Pam Barnes - Fremantle Media

Debbie Byrne - Seven Network 

Maria Markou – AFL 

Tarni James - ABC TV

Tom Whitty - Managing Editor The Project

Monica Davidson - Creative Business expert

Nick Batzias - Head of Production Madman

Sancia Robertson, Esther Hawkins, Amanda Higgs Liam Esler - Producers

Jo Bell - Game Developer

Nerida Moore - Development Executive ABC TV

David Hannam - Senior Development Executive Screen Australia, Writer and Script Editor

Sam Clark - Senior Producer ABC News

Michael Shanks, Chris Hocking - YouTube creators 

Sessions will cover:

  • How to pitch yourself to employers
  • Where to find vital industry information and the best networking opportunities
  • The do’s and don’ts of CV writing and hustling for work
  • How to work out what path in the screen and media industries is the right one 0for you
  • How to operate as a freelancer and understand all the exciting stuff like insurance, setting up a company and tax.

Spaces are limited. Don’t miss out!

Course fee includes morning and afternoon tea and drinks at the end of Day 1. Please note there are no discounts available for this event and it is only open to residents of Victoria.

Have any questions? Please get in touch: or 1300 065 281 


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