Mark Woods / Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

Mark Woods / Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

 
 
 

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 Lab as well as serving as Executive Producer of MIFF Premiere Fund (whose 65+ projects include feature documentaries The Songkeepers, Putuparri & The Rainmakers, The Family, Electric Boogaloo, The Eulogy, Aim High In Creation, Not Quite Hollywood, Celebrity: Dominick Dunne, Bastardy, Rock N Roll Nerd and The Coming Back Out Ball Movie, plus narrative feature films Acute Misfortune, Balibo, Bran Nue Dae, Blessed, Downriver, Paper Planes, These Final Hours and The Turning).

Prior to this, Mark was the CEO of Australian content attraction agency Ausfilm, when international productions in Australia included The Pacific, Superman Returns and Charlotte’s Web. Mark was also previously Head of Acquisitions & Investment at Showtime Australia, where he backed more than 30 Australian films including Golden Globe-nominated Rabbit Proof Fence and the Cannes-selected Japanese Story and Somersault.


Join this Speaker’s Roundtable to discuss:

Co-hosted with Eddie Coupe.


This Speaker is accepting 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: Acute Misfortune, Balibo, Below, Bran Nue Dae, Buoyancy, H is for Happiness, Paper Planes, These Final Hours and The Turning.

  • Feature-length documentary intended for theatrical release; examples include: Bastardy, The Coming Back Out Ball Movie, The Family, The Eulogy, Not Quite Hollywood, Putuparri & The Rainmakers, and The Songkeepers.

  • 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 several times greater than the amount sought from the Premiere Fund.

This Speaker is not seeking the following:

  • Anything under 80 minutes duration

  • Anything without some connection to Victoria

  • Anything without Victorian spend

Co-hosted with Eddie Coupe.


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Graeme Russell / Media Super

Graeme Russell / Media Super

Eddie Coupe / Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

Eddie Coupe / Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)