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Melbourne International Film Festival PREMIERE FUND

BACKGROUND

BACKGROUND

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), through the Government of Victoria, has established an ongoing fund for supporting new Australian theatrical films and feature-length documentaries. The MIFF Premiere Fund aims to support quality feature-length projects that will have their International premiere at MIFF. The Fund is a strategic minority co-financier of a range of films and is be keen to see diversity on its slate in terms of filmmaking teams and genres of films. Projects will be assessed on a range of factors as per the Assessment Criteria in the  Guidelines (see below).

MIFF PREMIERE FUND SLATE & TRAILERS

The Fund’s slate since 2008 has included the following films (trailers in brackets). You can also see the Premiere Fund slate here.

100 Bloody Acres (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=613nUzGbshU)

Aim High in Creation (http://aimhighincreation.com/portfolio/aim-high-in-creation-official-trailer/)

Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpP9iWupUo0)                                           

Balibo (www.youtube.com/watch?v=EApB2ndekZg)

Bastardy (www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpVta4CrRzY)

Blame: (http://www.blamefilm.com/trailer.html)

Blessed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7ikikJyl1E)

Bran Nue Dae (www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUm5qPIofIg) & (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbp8GsrPejc)

Celebrity: Dominick Dunne (www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyD9RRCTEKY)

Curse of the Gothic Symphony (www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfVg9vn4jCc)   

Cut Snake (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY78SKDtSAw)                                                                

Falling For Saharahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dJcnaWQ5Y0)

The First Fagin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eie9MusGrUY)

Galore ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRWbh_TOLdw)

In Bob We Trust (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMxlp0bAu1s) & (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAj0LSfQrwY)

Indonesia Calling (www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW307PPMqd0)  

Last Dance (http://beckerfilmgroup.com/2012/#/last-dance)

The Loved Ones: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb5BFm4qIow)

Machete Maidens Unleashed! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDo-CWfe8Cw)                          

Make Hummus Not War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yITOS8jrgbc&feature=youtu.be)

Matching Jack: (http://www.matchingjack.com/trailer/)

Mother of Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwMxnV7ThZI)

My Mistress (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aezbEcwKyoY)

Not Quite Hollywood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdNr_vxOzcA)

Paper Planes (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h00GHmlFjCs)

Patrick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwhng9xKDew)

Rock n Roll Nerd (www.youtube.com/watch?v=afMIysJtyYk)

Save Your Legs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=769TPQLOXy8)

Swerve (http://www.swervefeaturefilm.com/index.html)    

These Final Hours (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaoF6byFQFU)

The Triangle Wars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeZRZE-5kAM)

The Turning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0FRa09VtHo) & Full-length Trailer

The Wedding Party: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPjFHXHV140)

Whatever Happened to Brenda Hean? (www.youtube.com/watch?v=R10s58TexGA)                                                                      

GUIDELINES

Projects may seek a range of supports from the MIFF Premiere Fund, such as:
  • completed projects seeking distribution/marketing support, via advances;
  • fully shot or mostly shot projects se eking completion/enhancement support via loans;
  • scripts (or fully developed proposals/outlines in the case of documentaries) in an advanced state of financing seeking mini-gap or equity investment.

Full Guidelines are available to download here: MIFF_Premiere_R25_Guidelines.pdf

Dates of the present round and tentative dates for future rounds can be found in the table in section [3] on page 2 of the guidelines.
Dates (when available) for funding rounds will be notified here so always keep an eye on the website or subscribe to MIFF's WideScreen newsletter here which will carry notifications of funding rounds.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (ROUNDS) AND CLOSING DATES

Rounds One (1) through 24 are now closed. 
 
Round 25 is open for submissions from 24 November 2014 with applications closing on 12 January 2015. For more details on funding round dates, see the chart on page two of the above guidelines.
The application form can be downloaded here:

MIFFPremiereFund_R25_AppForm.doc or MIFFPremiereFund_R25_AppForm.pdf

 

Problems filling out the form? You can fill out the form by "right clicking" on your PC. If you are using Mac, enable the right click. Check out the following link: store.apple.com/au/question/answers/how-do-you-right-click-on-mouse.  Then try right click and Add text, or CTRL+click, and you should be able to type into the fields.


PRESS RELEASES

The MIFF Premiere Fund is run by the industry programs unit of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), which also runs the MIFF 37ºSouth Market See below for a full archive of press releases, from mid-2007 onwards, relating to the  MIFF Premiere Fund activities, including details of the films supported by the Premiere Fund.

PremiereFundRenewal2014aaa[1].pdf

PremiereFundRenewal2014_Asher.pdf

MIFFpremiereR10and11.pdf 

MR_PREMIERE_FUND_round_10.pdf

MIFFpremiereR9.doc 

MIFFpremiereR7and8.pdf 

>MIFFpremiereR6and7.doc 

MIFFpremiereR6opens.pdf 

Opening_and_Closing_Night_Films.pdf

First__MIFF_Premiere_Fund_wrap.pdf 

MIFFpremiereRound5opensPR.doc

MIFFpremiereR4PR.doc

MIFF_PFRound4opensPR.doc

JENNINGScelebrityNerdPR.doc

FUND_MARKETrenewedPR.doc

MIFFpremiereSlatePR.doc

MIFF37south2008FirstAppCallPRWeb.doc

MIFFPremiereFundRd2.pdf 

Filmfund_37SouthJennings.pdf 

MIFFpremiereRoundOnerelease.pdf

MIFFfundsRelease03Sept2007.pdf

MIFFWoodsRelease26July07.pdf

FilmFund_37SouthBrumby.pdf 

 

PHOTOS AND PREMIERES

100 Bloody Acres (including the after party)

Aim High in Creation 

Autoluminescent (including the after party)

Cut Snake (including the after party)

Electric Boogaloo (including the after party)

Falling For Sahara

First Fagin 

Galore 

In Bob We Trust 

Last Dance

The Legend Maker (including the after party)

Make Hummus Not War

My Mistress (including the after party)

Paper Planes (including the after party)

Patrick (including the after party)

Save Your Legs (including the after party) 

Save Your Legs (Video) 

These Final Hours (including the after party)

The Turning (including the after party)


Q&As

Aim High in Creation! 

Galore

In Bob We Trust

Patrick

These Final Hours

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

To keep costs down, the MIFF Premiere Fund is administered on a part-time basis. For all enquiries, please email woods(at)miff.com.au and chen(at)miff.com.au