A record number of filmmakers participated in a great night of networking at this year's Australia on Show presentation at the annual Australian Movie Convention on the Gold Coast, Monday 13 August 2007. Feature films due for release in the next 12 months were highlighted in a video presentation introduced by cast members before 800 exhibitors, distributors and other screen industry professionals. The AFC supported many filmmakers and actors to attend for the opportunity to promote and stimulate interest in their films.
Matt Hylton Todd, associate producer/writer/actor of feature film, Gabriel said, "As a first time attendee, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. When hearing the number of local film industry people attending this important event I thought it would be very beneficial to be there. I was right, it was a great showcase, the perfect networking opportunity. The night was occupied by film exhibitors from around Australia and amongst the crowd were some of the most powerful people in the industry. Everyone was able to view teasers. Gabriel had a great reception and throughout the evening I had the opportunity to talk to many people about our film, ranging from other actors and filmmakers, such as Bryan Brown and Shane Jacobson, to the CEOs of major exhibitors. For any producer or production company with a completed film or a new script, I feel this yearly event is an essential date."
Shane Jacobson won the Fairfax Media Australian Star of the Year Award for Kenny. He dedicated his award to the people present, especially the exhibitors who had played such an important part in the film's box office success.
Media release with list of films.