SPAAmart film applications now open

Applications are now open for the 10th annual film market SPAAmart, put on by the Screen Producers Association of Australia.

The announcement:

The Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) today announced that applications are now open for the 10th annual feature film market, SPAAmart 2012, which will take place during the annual SPAA Conference in November.

SPAAmart is calling for distinct feature film projects at an advanced stage of development with significant attachments, and ready to present to the market for financing, sales and distribution.

SPAAmart was launched in 2003 with the aim of bringing the best Australasian feature projects to the attention of local and international financiers.  Films that have previously participated in SPAAmart as a launching pad include Clubland, West, Noise, The Home Song Stories, Lucky Miles, Romulus My Father, The Last Ride, Beautiful Kate, The Cedar Boys and most recently Beneath Hill 60 and Mei Mei.

As with previous years, SPAAmart 2012 is expected to attract a high calibre of international representatives from leading companies who are interested in engaging with the best of Australian film making teams and their projects.  All local sales agents and distributors will be represented.

Says SPAAmart Director Julie Marlow.  “SPAAmart has a solid reputation both internationally and domestically for providing filmmakers and financiers with a platform to do business.  The financing of feature films becomes ever-more challenging with each year, and events like SPAAmart occupy an increasingly important space. We provide a welcoming and structured environment for teams with the best of market-ready projects to have in-depth and meaningful meetings with potential financers who are actively looking for opportunities to invest in quality material”.

Entries for selection are now open and will close at 5.00pm on Friday 7th September 2012.  Guidelines and application forms are available from http://www.spaa.org.au/conference.

SPAA Conference, 12 – 15 November 2012
SPAAmart, 12-14 November 2012
Central Pier Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria
Enquiries to: Scottie Connolly, SPAAmart Manager, m: 0416-078-075 e: scottie@spaa.org.au

Source: SPAA press release

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