The Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) has announced the feature film projects for this years SPAAmart financing market, running November 13-15 on Queensland's Gold Coast.

A number of highly experienced and awarded directors and producers are on the list, including veteran directors George Miller, Fred Schepisi and rising talent Tony Ayres.

Miller is set to direct the sex, drugs and rock'n'roll high school horror flick Newcomer, written by Christopher Link-Pearce, with producers Robert Galinsky and Elizabeth Howatt.

Penny Chapman is producing An Imaginary Life, adapted from the novel by influential Australian novelist David Malouf. Fred Schepisi will direct from a script by John Alsop. The story is set on the edge of the Black Sea and explores the relationship between a boy reared by wolves and an exiled poet from ancient Rome.

The 11 projects from Australia and New Zealand were chosen from a larger than usual field, where the level of development was high and the market readiness exceptional, organisers said.

Other films at SPAAMart:

Box - James Greville, writer-producer; Tori Garrett, director

Cut Snake - Tony Ayres, producer-director.

Home - Kristian Moliere, producer; Kriv Stenders, director.

Thanksgiving - Michael Robertson, producer; Rudolf Buitendam, director.

The Last Days Of The Space Age - Beth Frey, producer.

The Last Ride - Nicholas Cole and Antonia Barnard, producers; Glendyn Ivin, director.

How Now Brown Cow - Fiona Copland, producer. (New Zealand)

The Most Fun You Can Have Dying - Alex Cole-Baker, producer; Kirstin Marcon, director (New Zealand).

The Straggler - Michael Wrenn producer; Jonathan Ogilvie director (New Zealand).