MIFF Premiere Fund
A former Australian reporter for international publication Variety, Mark Woods is the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Industry Director. In this role he manages the film co-financing event 37ºSouth Market and emerging director workshop Accelerator, as well as serving as Executive Producer of MIFF Premiere Fund (whose 50+ projects include feature documentaries PUTUPARRI & THE RAINMAKERS, THE FAMILY, ELECTRIC BOOGALOO, AIM HIGH IN CREATION, MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED, MOTHER OF ROCK, NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD, CELEBRITY: DOMINICK DUNNE, BASTARDY and ROCK N ROLL NERD, plus narrative feature films BALIBO, BRAN NUE DAE, BLESSED, LOVED ONES, PAPER PLANES, THESE FINAL HOURS and THE TURNING).
Mark will be co-hosting a Roundtable with Eddie Coupe at this year’s SCREEN FOREVER Conference.
Ready, Steady, Pitch!
Mark and Eddie are seeking the following pitches:
Films that fit the Premiere Fund branding of “Stories that need telling”.
Feature-length narrative drama intended for theatrical release; examples include: BALIBO, BLESSED, BRAN NUE DAE, DOWNRIVER, JUNGLE, PAPER PLANES, PATRICK, THE TURNING, THESE FINAL HOURS.
Feature-length documentary intended for theatrical release; examples include: BASTARDY, ELLA,THE FAMILY, MOTHER OF ROCK, NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD, PUTUPARRI & THE RAINMAKERS, THE SONG KEEPERS, WESTWIND
Special interest in content that is Indigenous-themed
Special interest in films from Accelerator Lab alumni
The more connections to Victoria that the proposal has the better, but at a minimum projects must include a Victorian-based producer and the Victorian spend for project is required to be greater than the amount sought from the Premiere Fund.