Your ticket to the DIFF Industry Events.

Film and screen practitioners are encouraged to apply for a DIFF industry pass. The Industry pass gives you access to the Northern Territory Screen Summit. Taking place on the final weekend of the festival (Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September) you can hear from and meet local and interstate filmmakers, industry leaders and executives from major funding bodies and national broadcasters. 

In addition to the Screen Summit, Industry Pass holders receive: a VIP invitation to the DIFF Program Launch on August 15th at Deckchair Cinema; tickets to the Spark Film Initiative World Premiere and concession priced tickets across the festival.

Applications are now closed for 2022. Any enquiries email 


'THE' Film and Screen event in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Screen Summit has firmly established itself as the pivotal Screen and Film Industry event in the Northern Territory. Presented by DIFF, in partnership with Screen Territory and proudly sponsored by Charles Darwin University, the NT Screen Summit offers a unique opportunity for screen and media practitioners from all parts of the industry to engage with visiting screen luminaries and network with our thriving creative content community.

Re-invigorated in 2022, the NT Screen Summit will present a dynamic program of local and national industry executives, creatives and screen thought leaders.  Showcasing and celebrating the rich array of content that has been developed by the local NT screen industry, the Summit will feature executives from broadcasters including the ABC and SBS and industry leaders from Screen Australia, Screen Territory and industry agencies in addition to sharing perspectives and experiences from leading and emerging producers and creatives.  

Despite a global pandemic, the Northern Territory screen industry has excelled in the last 18 months with a record year for Territorian productions in both scale and scope. We welcome guests from the productions of MaveriX, Outback Ringer, Barrumbi Kids, True Colours and  Matt Wright’s Wild Territory, with many more.  In association with the Australian Cinematographers Society Northern Territory we will also be hosting joint events and sessions.

The NT Screen Summit promises to inspire and open pathways for new opportunities in collaboration and content co-creation. Our goal is to enable our local screen community for further development opportunities and provide our screen industry aspirants with inspiration and the tools to accelerate their craft and forge new relationships, locally, nationally and globally.


Program Here



Spark is an annual short film initiative supporting local film productions by Northern Territory screen practitioners

DIIFF is proud to partner with Screen Territory to bring you the 2022 Spark Film Initiative!  Spark is in progress with four teams of local filmmakers producing short films to premiere during the 2022 festival program.

Spark Film Initiative World Premiere tickets on sale soon.



Director Jack MacMillan
Writer, Producer Sean Guy
Producer Kostantine Hatzivalsamis

When Daniel realises no-one is coming to his 30th birthday he invites his late grandfather, characters from a book he wrote, and others he knows can’t possibly attend. To his surprise they all arrive, forcing him to question the decisions of his past, and the direction of his future.

How to Make a God

Writer, Director Jacob Hazeldine
Producer Connor van Helsing

Two flatmates living in suburban Darwin couldn’t be more different. Cody, a borderline genius driven by academic excellence, and Jessie, a lazy stoner barely managing to pass her classes. When Cody develops an AI, their relationship is tested in ways they could have never imagined.

For Sarah

Writer, Director Scott Gooding
Producer Jesse Ocean

For Sarah follows James (tortured artist?) and Sarah's (supportive wife?) journey of creating life's most-important masterpiece. A three-part story of love, joy, and destruction. Will they make it to the next chapter or close the book forever?

The Wardrobe

Writer, Director Kate Wyville
Producer Sarah Price

Robert is late. A career defining meeting hangs in the balance, the kids are running rampant and to top it all off his wife Emma, has taken a day off domestic responsibilities and locked herself in a wardrobe. Chaos ensues. Who will win the day?