SPAAmart calls for applications

The Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) today announced applications are now open for the 6th Annual feature film market, SPAAmart 08, which will take place during the annual SPAA Conference in November.

SPAAmart is calling for unique and distinct projects that are at an advanced stage of development 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, and The Last Ride.

The calibre and range of key financing executives taking part in SPAAmart is a testament to international interest in Australian film, and this year will be no exception, with international representatives that all have a keen interest in engaging with Australian film as potential financiers, distributors and sales agents.

Says SPAA Executive Director Geoff Brown, This year promises to be an exciting and productive event. We are looking forward to attracting sophisticated market ready projects that are internationally focussed, projects that can use the Producer Offset to leverage financing opportunities in single projects and slate funding.

Entries for selection now open and will close at 5.00pm on 15 August. Guidelines and application forms are available from