Regional Venue Education Program

Equipping regional Australian venues with the means to screen quality cinema. 


Supported by the Screenrights Cultural Fund, the Regional Venue Education workshop program is about equipping regional venues with knowledge, tools and tips for developing a screen culture audience within their regional communities.

This workshop is 100% free to sign up for, with limited numbers available, making access on a first come, first served basis.

Workshops will focus on how to curate the right films for your audience, how to develop a local (and loyal!) screen audience, and the importance of understanding Public Exhibition Licensing.

To schedule a workshop with the team, register your interest through the form on the right of this page. 

FIlm curation

The importance of choosing the right films is essential to the success of a regional venue’s cinema program. Curating films that aren’t necessarily available at the local cinema gives people an incentive to come to your venue – and often the choices are many if you know how to find them. 

developing an audience

Based on our experience growing the Coffs Coast’s Screenwave International Film Festival by 35% attendance each year, we explain how to attract a new audience segment to your venue.

Developing a local and loyal audience will directly contribute to the success of your season program, attracting new audiences to your venue, and cross-pollinating to live performance shows in your season.

public exhibition licensing

Outside of private residences, exhibition of all films in Australia require a Public Exhibition License. Our team will show you easy ways to access film licensing – including through a service provided by the Screenwave International Film Festival team. 

Register your interest here

what is screenrights?

Screenrights facilitates access to screen content through simple licensing solutions. 

They licence:

  • Educational institutions in Australia and New Zealand, enabling them to copy broadcast material, and put these copies on internal networks or email them to staff and students
  • Pay television, mobile phones, IPTV and other services that retransmit free to air broadcasts
  • State and federal government departments, enabling them to copy from television and radio.

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