Generation Next Online Video Conference and OVAs 2014

The Open Channel Generation Next Online Video Conference and OVAs have just taken place, held at Docklands Studios.



Held at Docklands Studios on October 14-15, Generation Next: Online Video Conference explored the changing nature of visual storytelling and connecting and distributing to audiences in a digital, connected, interactive, immersive and multi-screen environment.

With an outstanding lineup of sessions and speakers including Elizabeth Ferdon (YouTube Los Angeles Business Development Executive), Christiaan van Vuuren (Bondi Hipsters, Soul Mates), Paul Walton (Head of Production, Princess Pictures) and more, the 2-day conference looked at where the audience might be leading us and how storytellers can find, engage and build viable careers in this new online landscape.

A podcast of all sessions will be available on the Open Channel podcasts page soon, stay tuned for updates.

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The inaugural Australian Online Video Awards (OVAs) were a great success, with celebrations kicking on as winners were announced at an award ceremony at Docklands Studios on Tuesday 14th October.

The top prize for “Best Overall” went to Danny and Michael Philippou for their video Harry Potter vs Star Wars. One of the brothers will be flown to YouTube’s Creator Space in Los Angeles to learn from the world leaders in online video production and marketing, supported by YouTube.

For a full list of category finalists and winners, visit

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40th Birthday Member offer until end August!

It’s our 40th Birthday this year, and to celebrate, Open Channel would like to offer all our existing members, associates, friends and supporters a gift from us to say thanks for sharing the ride so far.

As we enter our 5th decade, our focus moves more and more towards the future of Australian content creation – and this year we are excited to present the inaugural Australian Online Video awards, celebrating and recognising the work of online content creators working in Australia.

Sign up for membership before August 30th and we will give you an all access pass to the Online Video Awards (14th October 2014) and the 2014 Online Conference (14th and 15th October 2014)

Already a member? Renew before August 30th to claim the offer and we will add an extra year on to your membership as well!

There has never been a better time to become an Open Channel member, for full details of member benefits and discounters, and to redeem our offer, visit our membership page today!