2010 Program

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MIFF 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap is the core product of MIFF 37ºSouth Market, a feature film financing market for producers with ‘market-ready’ projects staged in the opening days of MIFF. In its second year, it comprises the following popular elements:

  • Scheduled one-to-one meetings: registered producers with market-ready projects discuss their slates and deepen their relationships with MIFF 37ºSouth Market’s invited local and international film financiers/buyers.
  • Roundtables: facilitated by experienced practitioners and executives, MIFF 37ºSouth Market’s local and international film financiers/buyers meet with small groups of producers and outline what sort of projects they seek and the types of finance they offer.
  • Public panel sessions: moderated by leading professionals, MIFF 37ºSouth Market’s local and international financing guests discuss the pressing film funding issues of the day and outline the latest sales and distribution opportunities. These sessions are free and open to the public.
  • Networking events: mixing registered producers, financiers, government, distributors and sales agents to meet informally and talk about the business of film.

MIFF 37ºSouth Market also comprises:


MIFF 37ºSouth: Breakthru Screenings: Screenings for invited international and local buyers of selected new Australia/NZ films seeking world sales agents and/or local distribution (plus follow-up meetings with buyers for the producers of these films at 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap).


MIFF 37ºSouth: Accelerator Express: A collaboration of 37ªSouth: Bridging the Gap, which is focused on producers with ‘market-ready’ projects, and Accelerator, which is MIFF’s skills and craft development workshops for new Australia/NZ short film directing talent, this initiative selects one lucky producer of an Accelerator short film who is developing a feature film with the same director to participate in 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap thereby ‘expressing’ this team’s project for consideration by registered buyers/financiers. It also showcases the Accelerator short films to 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap’s registered producers thereby exposing the works of Accelerator directors to established producers.

MIFF 37ºSouth Market also includes 37ºSouth’s Books at MIFF (BaM), promoting links and business between publishers, literary agents, film financiers and producers to foster book-to-film adaptations, which comprises:

  • a case-study panel discussion on recent adaptations
  • public pitching by publishers / literary agents of up to 10 books they want to see made into films
  • Scheduled one-to-one meetings for publishers/ agents with film producers & financiers
  • Networking events.

MIFF 37ºSouth: PostScript&Direct, a special collaboration of Film Victoria and the Melbourne International Film Festival at MIFF 37ºSouth Market, enables selected directors and screenwriters from Victoria to meet, and pitch to, a range of 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap’sreg istered Australian/NZ producers and interest them in their work and skills via a series of one-to-one 15-minute meetings followed by a networking event.


37ºSouth Market 2010 Partnership Events included the following:

Robert Rosen Lecture Series Screen Australia, in association with MIFF 37ËšSouth Market, presents educator and critic Robert Rosen speaking on narrative storytelling and its significance both on and off the screen. 

Digital Summit MIFF 37ËšSouth Market presents two invaluable programs of workshops, conferences and labs focusing on new opportunities arising from digital media. 

State of Play As well as bringing together local and international film financiers, distributors, producers, directors and even publishers, MIFF 37°South Market is offering STATE OF PLAY – a newly expanded series of public forums about the Australian screen industry. 


MIFF 37ºSouth Market 2009

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