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2019 Program


MIFF 37ºSouth Market, 01 August – 04 August 2019


For a postcard detailing 2019 public access ticketed events from MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator Labclick here.

MIFF 37°South Market Program - click here.

MIFF 37°South Flyer

For photos of the 2019 Market please click here.


MIFF 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap is the core product of MIFF 37ºSouth Market, a feature film financing market for producers with fully-developed script-stage projects staged in the opening days of MIFF. 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 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.
  • State of Play 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 Lab, which is MIFF’s skills and craft development workshops for new Australia/NZ short film directing talent, this initiative ensures the short films of Australia’s hottest directing talent of tomorrow are viewed by key financiers and producers via DVD distribution.  This initiative also includes partnerships with key film agencies to ensure selection of new directors and producers into MIFF industry programs.

37ºSouth’s Books at MIFF (BaM), promotes links and business between publishers, literary agents, film financiers and producers to foster book-to-film adaptations via:
  • 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, and roundtables, for publishers/ agents with film producers & financiers
  • Networking events.

MIFF 37ºSouth: PostScript&Directenables selected directors and screenwriters from Australia and NZ to meet, and pitch to, a range of 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap’s registered 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.

To get an insider's view on the program from previous attendee Luke Rynderman click here


MIFF 37°South Market & Accelerator Lab – Industry & Public Partner Events 

As well as operating MIFF 37°South Market, Australia's only film co-financing market at a film festival, MIFF’s industry unit also runs Accelerator Lab  (www.miffaccelerator.com), Australia's only screen director development program at a film festival, which prepares the hottest short filmmaking talent for a career in feature filmmaking, and the MIFF Premiere Fund (www.miffpremierefund.com), which offers minority co-financing to new local films that will premiere at MIFF.

Celebrating its ninth edition, this year, in addition to the opportunities it offers to film industry professionals, MIFF 37°South Market has many exclusive to Melbourne ticketed partner events open to the general public and industry practitioners alike. Whether you are a film or media student, an aspiring or existing screenwriter, editor, director or producer, a film aficionado or just plain curious to learn more, with an event on every single day of MIFF there will be something for you!

Full details will be available in due course.


MIFF 37ºSouth Market 2018

For a detailed look at last year's program download here:

Download 2018 Program 

For photos of the 2018 Market please click here

Download 2018 calendar of partner events here