State of Play

Now in its fourth year, the invitation-only MIFF 37°South Market once again attracts the big names in global film financing to conduct screen business here in Melbourne. 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. 

NOTE: While these panels are free and open to the public, priority will be given to MIFF 37°South Market badge
holders.


All panels will be held at AFTRS, AFTRS Victoria, Level 4, 2 Russell Street, Melbourne.

MIFF PREMIERE FUND
A focus on MIFF Premiere Fund financed films, including Blame and MIFF opening night’s The Wedding Party.
Thu 22 July, 9.15am – 10.15am

FEATURE DOX – BOOM OR BUST TO FINANCE?

Speakers include the producers of MIFF Premiere Fund co-financed titles Mother of Rock and Machete Maidens
Unleashed!

Thu 22 July, 10.15am-11.15am

SECRETS OF BRAN NUE DISTRIBUTION
The inside story on the local box office success of MIFF Premiere Fund co-financed Bran Nue Dae.
Sat 24 July, 3.30pm – 4.10pm

CASHFLOWING: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL?
Do you really have to re-mortgage your house to cash-flow the Federal Offset? Produces, government agencies and
private cash-flow operators discuss the latest on cash-flowing.
Sat 24 July, 4.15pm – 5.25pm

SPECIAL ADDRESS
Screen Australia CEO Dr Ruth Harley.
Sat 24 July, 5.30pm – 6pm

AGENCY DEVELOPMENT – THE STATE OF PLAY
With the business changing rapidly, federal and state agencies updated their development guidelines to allow for co-
development, adaptations, market scoping and the like. We get the latest update.
Sun 25 July, 2.45pm – 3.55pm

LOW BUDGET, HIGH FUTURE?
Despite concerns about the Federal Offset’s high threshold, Australian low budget filmmaking is alive – but is it well? A
lower budget film is this year’s MIFF opening night title, while several agencies have low budget production schemes –
some suitable for inter-state collaborations. What’s the state of play?
Sun 25 July, 4pm – 5.10pm