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SA filmmakers head off to 37º South Market

19 July 2016

A delegation of nineteen South Australian screen industry practitioners will be attending the Melbourne International Film Festival’s (MIFF) 37º South Market, PostScript &Direct, and MIFF Accelerator programs.  These events offer an exceptional opportunity for attendees to pitch their projects in a global film financing marketplace and to attend a series of sessions on the business and creative aspects of the film industry.

Seven South Australian producers are attending the 37º South Market, which coincides the opening weekend of the Melbourne International Film Festival.  This invitation-only market draws together selected Australasian producers with national and international financing representatives (eg. sales agents, distributors).  In a series of individual meetings, the producers will have the opportunity to pitch a developed script for either feature film dramas or documentaries.  

Another ten South Australian directors are receiving support from SAFC to attend the 37ºSouth: PostScript and Direct program.  This special initiative enables selected local screenwriters, directors and writer/directors to meet, and pitch to, a range of Australian/NZ producers, to discuss potential development or to secure an Executive Producer for their projects. 

Also joining the South Australian delegation are two emerging directors supported by SAFC to attend the MIFF Accelerator program.  MIFF Accelerator provides four days of workshops, screenings, seminars and networking events with leading film practitioners for short film directors seeking to make the transition to feature film making. MIFF Accelerator occurs during the MIFF weekend of shorts screenings which includes public screenings of the Accelerator participants’ short films.

The SAFC is proud of strength of the South Australia talent attending these events at MIFF.  Supporting the delegation will be SAFC’s CEO Annabelle Sheehan and head of Production, Development and Studios, Michelle Krumm.

See the full details on the SA delegation attending the MIFF 37 South Market here.

Featured image: MIFF 37º South Market logo

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