State of Play


A series a public forms about the present development and production finance issues in the Australian film industry.

Premiere Parade
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.

Spare a dollar, join the crowd
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.

Creative Enterprise: the early verdict
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.

Sliding Doors: Audiences & Digital Windows
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?

Co-production – treasure or torment?
Saturday 23 July, 4.35pm – 5.45pm

Key producers and agencies discuss the highs and lows of recent international co-productions.

Special Address
Saturday 23 July, 5.50pm – 6.20pm

Speech by key decision maker

Crowning Glory: Recent Oz movie success stories
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?

Low budgets, High Hopes
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?