• MIFF 37ºSouth Market

    A selective event for producers to pitch their script-stage screen projects to potential financiers, the Market also includes screenings for buyers, modules for publishers and IP owners pitching to producers their manuscripts/creative assets for potential screen adaptations, and writers pitching their screenplays to producers, plus panel discussions.

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  • MIFF Premiere Fund

    Providing funds to assist the production of new quality Australian films with “Stories That Need Telling” which then premiere at MIFF, films supported by the Premiere Fund have been selected for Berlin, Cannes, London, Rotterdam, Sundance and Toronto film festivals and include Balibo, Bran Nue Dae, Buoyancy, Electric Boogaloo, H is for Happiness, Paper Planes, and The Turning.

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  • MIFF Accelerator Lab

    Nurturing tomorrow’s top screen directors on the journey towards their first feature-film/long-form works, the selective-entry MIFF Accelerator Lab’s alumni includes the directors of 52 Tuesdays, Animal Kingdom, Babyteeth, Buoyancy, H is for Happiness, Hounds of Love, JoJo Rabbit, Of an Age, Judy & Punch, Snowtown, Shayda and Sweet As.

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Operating with Victorian Government funding since commencing in 2007, MIFF Industry reinforces Melbourne’s standing as a creative city and supports the Antipodean screen sector through selective-entry programs to foster creative connections and collaborations, including: 37°South Market to facilitate sourcing, acquisition, development & production-financing of local screen content & talent; Accelerator Lab to nurture emerging directors; and MIFF Premiere Fund to support co-commissioning diverse Australian ‘stories that need telling‘ into films for MIFF debut – with the first 95 titles winning almost 200 awards from over 500 nominations and nearly 750 festival selections globally. MIFF Industry also offers limited on-sale-to-the-public ticketed-sessions of specialist subjects for audience niches, media students, select industry personnel, and film culture buffs which have included: Illustrated Film Culture Talks; AccLab’s Behind the Scenes craft classes; Script+Story Seminars; and other Special Events.
See this press article for overview of MIFF Industry activities.


MIFF Industry events occur during the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), which, having celebrated 70-years in 2022, is amongst the world’s oldest film festivals – and one of the largest; each August MIFF runs public screenings & events (including feature films, shorts, talks, XR projects & TV-specials) across metro, regional & digital contexts, plus Schools, Critics Campus, Short Awards, and in 2022 introduced the Southern Hemisphere’s richest film Competition with a top award of $140,000 (and an overall prize pool of around $250,000) – leading VARIETY to declare: “MIFF has to be one of the lengthiest, liveliest and, now, most lucrative film festivals in the world.”