Melbourne fest market opens

Tie-up with Canada's Strategic Partners announced

SYDNEY -- As the Melbourne International Film Festival's 37º South market kicked off Thursday night, it was announced that the market has expanded its range of international partnerships, tying up with Canada’s Strategic Partners. 

The partnership means that each producer participating at the MIFF market this year will be automatically considered for one of two guaranteed Australian-NZ places at the September 2010 edition of the Canadian film co-financing event. 

The new alliance adds to already established MIFF 37ºSouth Market partnerships with the Abu Dhabi Circle Alliance and the London Production Finance partnership, which will this year accept three Australian producers. 

Thirty-eight international and local film financiers and buyers are meeting with a record 76 registered producers at the MIFF 37º South market this year, which runs though to July 25.
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