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 (Australia’s only film market at a film festival) 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, Bastardyand 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, Bran Nue Dae, Blessed, Downriver, Jungle, Paper Planes, These Final Hours and The Turning.
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 and 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.