13th Accelerator Wraps for MIFF

MIFF Accelerator, the film director professional development program held during the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), has concluded its13th edition by welcoming into its glittering alumni some 29 new directors – with more than 50% of them female.
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Image: Accelerator 2016 participants.  

Helping tomorrow’s hottest filmmaking talent today, MIFF Accelerator is an intensive workshop that helps selected short filmmakers advance their skills, craft and contacts for their transition to feature-length film directing. A part of the MIFF 37°South Market suite of industry programs, MIFF Accelerator included the MIFF Accelerator-Screen Australia Talent of Tomorrow Function, in association with FACB, which introduced the MIFF Accelerator “class of 2016” to the film industry, and then continued with four days of talks, screenings, seminars, networking and discussions on the creative and business aspects of the film industry. Key MIFF Accelerator workshop guests this year included Sundance Programmers John Nein and Hussain Currimbhoy, Untitled Entertainment’s Jennifer Levine, Shanahan’s Sarah Nathan and Sally McLennan, Bankside’s Hilary Davis, Roadshow’s Joel Pearlman, Soundfirm’s Ross Mitchell, actor David Field, editor Simon Njoo, composer Cezary Skubiszewksi, producer Andrew Mason and more!

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