"PROJECT PROFILE FORM"
COMPLETED FILM SUBMISSION FORM Background The central component of MIFF 37ºSouth Market, 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap is a feature film financing market for producers with „market-ready‟ projects staged in the opening four days of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). In its third year, it comprises: o Scheduled one-to-one meetings for registered producers with selected local and international film financiers/buyers; o Roundtables with Australian distributors and film financiers/buyers; o Public panel sessions discussing current feature film issues; o Networking events. And returning, for 2009, will be: 37ºSouth: Breakthru Screenings: Screenings for invited international and local buyers of selected new Australia/NZ films seeking world sales agents and/or local distribution 37ºSouth: Post Script & Direct: providing Victorian scriptwriters and directors with the opportunity to meet with 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap‟s registered producers. 37ºSouth: Accelerator Express: A collaboration of 37ªSouth: Bridging the Gap, which is focused on producers with „market-ready‟ projects, and Accelerator, which is MIFF‟s skills and craft development workshops for the new Australia/NZ short film directing talent, 37ºSouth: Accelerator Express will comprise: o 37ºSouth/Accelerator Producer Express: One lucky producer of an Accelerator short film who is developing a feature film with the same director will be selected to participate in 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap thereby „expressing‟ this team‟s project for consideration by registered buyers. o 37ºSouth/Accelerator Screenings Express: Accelerator‟s selected program of short films will have a special screening for 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap‟s registered producers thereby exposing the works of Accelerator directors to established producers. 37ºSouth also includes 37ºSouth’s Books at MIFF (BaM), promoting links and business between publishers, film financiers and producers to foster book-to-film adaptations, which comprises: o a case-study panel discussion on recent adaptations and public pitching by publishers of up to 10 books they want to see made into films o scheduled one-to-one meetings for publishers with film producers & financiers and a Networking event 37ºSouth: Breakthru Screening submission/registration conditions: This application form is ONLY for completed (or fine-cut) feature-length films (drama or documentary) which are seeking to find a world sales agent and/or Australian distribution at MIFF 37ºSouth Market and are applying for selection in the 37ºSouth: Breakthru Screenings, which will be private invite-only screenings for invited local and international buyers only. In addition to the screening, one producer from the film screening will then be eligible to attend scheduled follow-up meetings with buyers at 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap. The applicant producer completing this form must be the same producer that will attend the meetings and by applying, is agreeing to be available for the entire days of 23-26 July 2009 inclusive. Films must be Australian/NZ in origin and have been completed from August 2007 onwards and must have world sales and/or Australian distribution available to be eligible for consideration. Please fully complete the form and be aware that if your film is selected, the completed form will be included in the project booklet distributed to financiers/buyers. Selection for the 37ºSouth: Breakthru Screenings is NOT related in any way to selection for screening in the main screening program at Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and if you would like to have your film considered for MIFF please enter your film through MIFF‟s regular application process separate to this process. Equally, if you have already submitted your film for consideration to MIFF, but also want to be considered for the 37ºSouth: Breakthru Screenings for buyers you will need to complete the application process below to be considered. If you are a producer with a market-ready script wishing to apply for inclusion at MIFF 37ºSouth Market, DO NOT fill in this form. Instead, download the 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap „Project Profile Form‟. Costs of transport to, and accommodation in, Melbourne is to be covered by the producer. By applying producers are agreeing to take meetings with financiers/buyers as well as publishers, emerging directors/writers and other registered producers. Only ONE producer per project will receive a lanyard entitling them for entry to 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap meetings, events and functions. Extra members of the creative team are not eligible for entry to the marketfloor. Page 1/4 LEAD PROJECT PAGE (COMPLETED FILMS) LEAD PRODUCER CONTACT PROJECT TITLE: NAME MOBILE TALENT EMAIL ROLE Name (pls include feature film credits in brackets) STATE PROJECT STATUS Producer/s TYPE EP/s (doc/feature) GENRE Director/s (comedy/arts) LENGTH (mins) Writer/s FORMAT Cast 35mm/beta/HD STATUS Other (if req’d) script/ proposal/ rough cut DRAFT # and date Project Budget of script: $A WHAT ARE YOU SEEKING FROM THIS SOURCES OF FINANCE SCREENING? SALES AGENT/ OZ DISTRIBUTOR list names of entities that financed the film: PITCH/LOGLINE / SHORT SYNOPSIS (50 words) 37 South Buyer notes (PRODUCERS: DO NOT fill in this space) OFFICE USE ONLY (PRODUCERS: DO NOT fill in this space) THIS FORM MUST NOT GO OVER THE PAGE Page 2/4 PROJECT SLATE PAGE (OPTIONAL) PRODUCER # PROJECT #2 TITLE: PROJECT BUDGET $A Other producers PROJECT STATUS Director SEEKING? Writer/s Cast PITCH/LOGLINE / SHORT SYNOPSIS (50 WORDS) PRODUCER # PROJECT #3 TITLE: PROJECT BUDGET $A Other producers PROJECT STATUS Director SEEKING? Writer/s Cast PITCH/LOGLINE / SHORT SYNOPSIS (50 WORDS) PRODUCER # PROJECT #4 TITLE: PROJECT BUDGET $A Other producers PROJECT STATUS Director SEEKING? Writer/s Cast PITCH/LOGLINE / SHORT SYNOPSIS (50 WORDS) Financier Notes (Producers, do not fill in this space) THIS FORM MUST NOT GO OVER THE PAGE Page 3/4 Payment / Tax invoice and Submission Agreement CREDIT CARD PAYMENT Registration fee payable $ 275.00 ($250.00 + gst) Credit Card type Visa Mastercard Bankcard Credit Card Number ___ ___ ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ ___/ ___ ___ ___ ___ /___ ___ ___ ___ Exp Date ___ /____ Cardholders Name ______________________________________ Signature ______________________________________ Please note: no receipts will be issued. If you are notified of your successful submission, the registration fee will be deducted from your credit card. Submission Agreement I have read the submission/registration conditions and agree to abide by them, including the ONE producer per registration provision and availability for full duration of MIFF 37ºSouth Market from July 23- 26, 2009 inclusive. I agree to take meetings with financiers/buyers, publishers, other producers, writers and directors. I have provided complete information on completed film and slate projects. I have included Payment details and agree to have $250 + gst deducted from my credit card. I agree that my film will be screened from a dvd that I provide to MIFF 37ºSouth Market. SIGNATURE: _______________________________________ DATE: ___________ Producer Benefits Your registration of just $250 (plus gst) entitles you to: All MIFF 37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap lead projects will be automatically eligible for consideration for the only guaranteed Australian/NZ slot at London‟s Production Finance Market (PFM). One lucky 37ºSouth producer will receive free registration, accommodation and meetings at the PFM (Oct 2009) courtesy of MIFF 37ºSouth Market, the exclusive Australia/NZ PFM partner. Four (4) day photo lanyard pass to market floor Personal diary of meetings with financiers/buyers (meetings allocated by 37ºSouth staff on basis of buyer preferences) Access to three (3) hours of buyer/roundtables Invite to two (2) cocktail functions Free entry to 37ºSouth:Accelerator Express Screenings Participate in 37ºSouth:Books At MIFF, including schedule one-to-one meetings with publishers Invite to two (2) buffet lunch networking functions Participate in 37ºSouth:PostScript&Direct including meetings with Victorian scriptwriters and directors Free entry to four (4) panel/seminar sessions A 15% discount on annual MIFF membership which, in turn entitles you to a discount on MIFF 2009 ticket categories including Opening and Closing nights and other year-round member benefits. Free entry to Forum Festival Club (non-ticketed events) Application Process 1) Fully complete the completed film submission form, sign submission agreement and provided payment information. 2) Email this form as a word document including payment information to firstname.lastname@example.org 3) Please also email a jpeg photo of the lead producer to be used as market identification. 4) Mail four (4) dvd copies of your film. Please label preferred/tested dvd copy as “Screening Copy”. 5) Post or email scanned copy of signature page as agreement of submission/registration conditions to Melbourne International Film Festival, GPO Box 4982, Level 5,225 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3001. 6) All materials must reach MIFF by 03 April 2009. Filmfest Ltd ABN 12 006 391 902 Page 4/4