2021 Program

MIFF 37°South Market Program

For a detailed MIFF 37ºSouth Market program of talks at State of Play, click here


Click here for MIFF 37ºSouth Market brochure

MIFF 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap is the core product of MIFF 37ºSouth Market, a feature film financing market for producers with pitch-ready developed script-stage projects staged in the opening days of MIFF. It comprises: scheduled one-to-one meetings for producers with market-ready projects discuss their slates and deepen their relationships with 37ºSouth Market’s invited local and international screen financiers; and networking events mixing registered producers, financiers, government, distributors and sales agents to meet informally and talk about the business of film and TV.

MIFF 37ºSouth Market also comprises:

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).

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 a 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; and networking events.

PostScript&Direct enables selected Australia/NZ directors/writers/creatives to meet with, and pitch to, selected 37ºSouth registered Australian/NZ producers and interest them in their work and skills via a series of curated one-to-one meetings and networking events.

Fostering screen adaptations from a wide pool of Intellectual Property (IP), 37ºSouth’s Nexus enables Australia/NZ IP rights holders (such as plays, games, news articles, comics, musicals) to pitch their creative assets to producers for film/TV adaptations via a series of curated meetings and networking events.

Promoting links and business for 37ºSouth’s partner agencies and private sector organisations with screen producers via a series of curated meetings and networking events.

A collaboration of 37ºSouth: 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. This initiative also includes partnerships with key film agencies to ensure selection of new directors and producers into MIFF industry programs.

Moderated by leading professionals, 37ºSouth Market’s financing guests and producers discuss the pressing screen funding issues of the day and outline the latest sales and distribution opportunities.

MIFF 37°South Market & Accelerator Lab – Ticketed 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, 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, which co-finances new local films with ‘Stories That Need Telling‘ which will premiere at MIFF.

In addition to the opportunities it offers to screen industry professionals via its selective events, 37°South Market & Accelerator Lab often stage exclusive-to-Melbourne ticketed 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 on the ticketed events page of this website.

Previous 37ºSouth Market program – a detailed look at 2019's edition

  1. 2019 Program

  2. 2019 Market Photos

  3. 2019 Calendar of Partner Events