A series a public forms about the present development and production finance issues in the Australian film industry.
[*] NOTE: While these panels are free and open to the public, priority will be given to MIFF 37South Market badge holders. For more details go to www.miff37degreesSouth.com. All panels will be held at AFTRS Victoria, Level 4, 2 Russell Street.
Friday 22 July, 9am – 9.45am
A focus on selected MIFF Premiere Fund films having their world debut at this year’s MIFF, including AutoLuminescent: Rowland S. Howard, Falling for Sahara and The Triangle Wars.
Friday 22 July, 9.50am – 11am
From philanthropic to crowd funding - an examination of nuts, bolts, pitfalls and triumphs of film funding alternatives to the agencies.
Saturday 23 July, 2.30pm – 3.20pm
Check-in for a preliminary diagnosis on what impact new federal slate/overhead funding schemes are having on company and creative development.
Saturday 23 July, 3.25pm – 4.30pm
How are digital initiatives such as FestivalScope, and MUBI changing the way films reach buyers and audiences alike? And do digital platforms represent a closing door on traditional revenue streams or a new window of opportunity?
Saturday 23 July, 4.35pm – 5.45pm
Key producers and agencies discuss the highs and lows of recent international co-productions.
Saturday 23 July, 5.50pm – 6.20pm
Speech by key decision maker
Sunday 24 July, 2.15pm – 3.25pm
What were the ingredients of some of the key Australian recent movie successes? Armed with a good script and well produced movie, what difference do awards and festival selections make to box office?
Sunday 24 July,3.30pm – 4.45pm
With several low budget production schemes in Australia/NZ, emulating Film London’s MicroWave, now up and running – do these schemes represent the ultimate career kick-start and how to evaluate recent outcomes and outputs?