The Australian Film Commission (AFC) and the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) have announced the projects that have been selected for the third annual MeetMarket. MeetMarket is a documentary market for Australian projects, facilitating one-on-one meetings between the filmmakers and international and local buyers at the AIDC.
Twenty exciting documentary projects have been selected to be presented to international and local buyers and commissioning executives attending MeetMarket at next month’s AIDC in Fremantle on 20–22 February.
The international selection panel, made up of documentary specialists from Australia, Canada and the Netherlands, chose from more than 50 applications submitted from around Australia.
The successful projects are:
A Life Exposed
Ian Walker & Sally Regan, producers; Lesley Branagan, director/writer; Alex Barry, associate producer
A Taste for the Wild
Mish Armstrong, producer; Shannon Owen, director/writer
Ben Lee: Catch My Disease
Philippa Campey, producer; Amiel Courtin-Wilson, director/writer
Born in Captivity
Tom Zubrycki, producer; Violeta Ayala & Daniel Fallshaw, directors
Cause and Consequences: A Muslim Woman’s War on China
John Lewis, producer; Jeff Daniels, director/ writer
Celebrity: Tales of Dominick Dunne
Sue Maslin & Daryl Dellora, executive producers; Tim Jolley & Kirsty de Garis, producers/directors/writers
How Afghanistan was Lost
Carmela Baranowska, producer; John Martinkus, director/writer
Peter Du Cane, producer/co-writer; Francesca Strano, producer; Robert Bygott, director/co-writer;
Lillian Roxon: the Mother of Rock
Robert de Young, producer; Paul Clarke, executive producer; Kathy Drayton, director
Liquid Stone – Unlocking Gaudi’s Secret
Beth Frey & James Frankham, producers; Polly Watkins, director/writer
Murder in the Snow
Sally Ingleton, producer; Mark Gould, director/writer
My Ruined Piano
Jennifer Gherardi, producer; Robert Castiglione, director/writer
On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music
Marsha Emerman, producer/director/writer Majid Shokor, co-writer
Red Card, Pink Army
Gef Senz, producer/director/writer
Shock – and how to survive it
Michael Tear, producer; Serge Ou, director
The Good Fight
Ian Walker & Deborah Szapiro, producers; Alex Barry, associate producer; Penny Wilkinson, director/writer
The Motorcycle Lesson
Sienna Brown, producer/co-writer; Gerry Hilton, executive producer; Michael Glennon, director/writer
The Trouble with Bees
Susan MacKinnon, producer; Anna Carter, co-producer/writer
‘In its third year now, MeetMarket has become one of the main attractions for Australian and international buyers and producers at AIDC. This year’s particularly strong line up shows the trust filmmakers have in the effectiveness of MeetMarket. I congratulate the AFC and the AIDC teams with establishing a well working market in such a record time. I would like to wish all the MeetMarket participants the best of luck during AIDC,’ said Joost den Hartog, AIDC Conference Director.
The written proposals and trailers for the above projects are being made available online to buyers and commissioning executives attending this year’s AIDC. The meetings then requested by the buyers and executives will be pre-scheduled for the AIDC and will take place in the special MeetMarket room at the Conference.