MIFF Premiere Fund – 10th Anniversary

In 2017, the MIFF Premiere Fund celebrates a decade of supporting new Australian films.

The MIFF Premiere Fund, which offers minority co-financing to new Australian quality theatrical (narrative and documentary) feature films that then premiere at MIFF, has invested in 56 projects including the MIFF 2017 slate.

Celebrating 10 years of operation, the Premiere Fund highlights clip can be viewed here.

Read on for an update on the Premiere Fund's 2017 10th anniversary program, followed by a full list of Premiere Fund's first decade of films (and their directors), and then some background on the Fund itself. If you missed any Premiere Fund films, you can find them at iTunes here.


The MIFF Premiere Fund brings six world premieres to the 66th MIFF, including opening night survival thriller Jungle and joyous Indigenous feature documentary The Song Keepers.

To celebrate the Fund's 10th year, MIFF looks back at the Fund's early years by screening three classics: Balibo, Bastardy and Blessed.

A brand-new promotional trailer celebrating the Fund’s decade of supporting new Australian films will debut at MIFF’s program launch and then screen before Premiere Fund films during the festival. There will also be a mini-exhibition of stills from this year’s Premiere Fund films.    


MIFF 2017

MIFF 2016

MIFF 2015

MIFF 2014

MIFF 2013

  • AIM HIGH IN CREATION! – Anna Broinowski
  • IN BOB WE TRUST  Lynn-Maree Milburn
  • PATRICKMark Hartley
  • TIM WINTON'S THE TURNING – Warwick Thornton, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Anthony Lucas, Rhys Graham, Ashlee Page, Tony Ayres, Claire McCarthy, Stephen Page, Shaun Gladwell, Mia Wasikowska, Simon Stone, David Wenham, Jonathan auf der Heide, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Ian Meadows and  Marieka Walsh
  • GALORERhys Graham
  • THESE FINAL HOURS – Zak Hilditch

MIFF 2012

MIFF 2011

MIFF 2010

MIFF 2009

MIFF 2008