The 3rd annual Ausfilm Week London (20-23 October) started in Soho, London today. The event aims to develop co-production opportunities between Australian and UK producers for feature film and high-end drama television.
Keynote presentations will be given throughout the the four day event, from industry experts, filmmakers and film finance, such as Graeme Mason, CEO Screen Australia; Andrew Eaton, Revolution Films, UK; award winning producer Liz Trubridge (Downton Abbey); and Peter Buckingham, SampoMedia.
The event also includes panel and roundtable sessions on the current state of the industry including tax incentives, the role broadcasters, financing, distribution, and the sales and legal framework for co-production between the UK & Australia, chaired by UK industry expert Clare Wise.
Fifteen top Australian producing companies will engage in targeted one-to-one meetings with their UK counterparts focusing on specific co-production projects of international appeal, with over fifty UK companies taking part in the event.
The welcome reception will be hosted by the Western Australia Agent-General, Kevin Skipworth CVO at Australia House and the closing night reception will be attended by the Australian High Commissioner, the Hon. Alexander Downer AC.
The Australian delegation includes Ausfilm members Screen Australia, Screen New South Wales, Screen Queensland, South Australian Film Corporation, Film Victoria, Fox Studios Australia, Show Group and Banana Farm. Screen Producers Australia will also be in attendance.
The event serves to promote Australia as a world-class film destination with its diverse locations near sound stages, Oscar-winning talent & crew and attractive tax incentives available to UK producers in partnership with the Australian film industry.
For more information on Ausfilm Week and filming in Australia visit www.ausfilm.com.
Excerpts from PR