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#MIFF2015 key dates

Festival dates: 30 July–16 August 2015

Tickets on sale: General public tickets are on sale now. Buy online, call the MIFF Box Office on 03 8660 4898, or in person at the The Forum Theatre (154 Flinders Street, Melbourne)

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Queries: Email miff@miff.com.au or call us on 03 8660 4898

2015 Photo Galleries

David Gulpilil, Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer were guests of the festival last night for the World Premiere of Another Country, and we've got the pictures right here. We will be updating the galleries throughout the festival, with all the excitement from our gala events, Talking Pictures panels and more.

Documentaries

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon is an eye-opening and hilarious insight into the inception of one of America's most important comic institutions.

Talking Pictures

We all have a film we’re embarrassed to admit we like. Join comedians Lawrence Leung, Hannah Gadsby and Alan Brough, director Kriv Stenders (The Principal, MIFF 2015) and ABC's Zak Hepburn for Talking Pictures – Guilty Pleasures.

International Panorama

Filmed entirely as a sequence of tableaux vivants – literally "living pictures" – In the Crosswind is a monumental film as photograph, utilising more than 700 actors to create awe-inspiring recreations of a real-life journey across Europe during WWII.

This Sporting Life

Meet the Middle East's first-ever all-female rally-racing team in Speed Sisters, "a refreshing stereotype-breaker and a vivid illustration of the diversity of the Palestinian experience." – Indiewire

Night Shift

Visual effects powerhouse Jason Lei Howden (The Hobbit) makes his feature directorial debut with Deathgasm, a splatter-ridden horror/comedy tribute to the detuned malevolence of heavy metal and the gleeful gore of early Peter Jackson.

Accent on Asia

Coin Locker Girl is an unpredictably thrilling modern-day noir high in stakes and inventive, ferocious violence, assisted by explosive performances from its leading ladies.

David Gulpilil Retrospective

The heartbreaking real-life plight of Australia's stolen generations drives Phillip Noyce's Rabbit-Proof Fence, a "beautiful, harrowing and sometimes heartbreaking … revelation of astonishing emotional power." – Roger Ebert

Masters & Restorations

Grey Gardens "transformed the art and craft of documentary film … an otherworldly experience not quite like anything else in the history of cinema." – Salon

Culinary Cinema

"In a period when concerns about food and health are paramount, Good Things Await makes arguments for biodynamic principles and practices that are both logically and cinematically compelling." – Variety

Closing Night Gala

Join us for an evening of all-out screwball farce with the latest collaboration between director Noah Baumbach and actor Greta Gerwig: Mistress America. A comic delight, this year's Closing Night Gala film and afterparty on Saturday 15 August is going to be a hoot!

MIFF Premiere Fund

In the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Ecco Homo, Lynn-Maree Milburn and Richard Lowenstein paint an emotive portrait of Peter Vanessa "Troy" Davies, a man who could never come to peace with himself, but who found in chaos the key to his creative soul.

Australian Showcase

With a deeply humane vision that won him the Sydney Peace Prize, George Gittoes' Snow Monkey shows us the unseen nature of Afghanistan's politics, culture and society.

MIFF Shorts

The inner world of three teenage girls comes alive during the week leading up to Prom Night in Blood Below the Skin, a blend of magical realism and teen-film pastiche.

Next Gen

"Winning performances and a light directorial touch make Margarita, With a Straw a very accessible and sweet story about disability and coming out." – Hollywood Reporter

Backbeat

"Superb … Song of Lahore is an exquisite reminder of what the function of art is in all cultures: to preserve, and celebrate, our humanity." – The Upcoming

Psychedelic!

Cited as a huge influence on everything from Monty Python's Flying Circus and Fantastic Planet to Sesame Street, South Park and The Simpsons, Yellow Submarine takes the Beatles' music at its psychedelic peak and creates a one-of-a-kind adventure that both evokes and transcends its time.

Sebastián Silva Retrospective

Sebastián Silva's hallucinogenic, goofy fable Crystal Fairy and the Magic Cactus follows an obnoxious American tourist and a self-styled hippie princess on an off-kilter drug trip through Chile.

Witness to the Fact: True Crime on Film

The Cult of JT LeRoy, about the bizarre, decade-long hoax that shamed the publishing industry and Hollywood, is "an utterly fascinating look at identity, gender, role-playing, fraud and deception." – Indiewire

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Josh & Benny Safdie Retrospective

Josh Safdie's The Pleasure of Being Robbed, about a childlike woman robbing people across the city, is "delightful ... a fresh, original work and one that bears the marks of New Wave-era art cinema" says Salon.

Adrian Wootton | Hollywood Legends

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, Adrian Wootton returns to Melbourne for another series of his acclaimed Illustrated Film Talks, this year focusing on Hollywood’s Golden Age and four of its legendary creative personalities, including Fred Astaire.

Wendall Thomas Talks Scripts

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, LA-based writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas returns to Melbourne for more of her popular series unlocking the secrets of film writing, including Writing Great One-Hour TV Pilots – The West Wing to True Detective.

MIFF Membership

Become a MIFF Member today and start enjoying the benefits instantly! We'll also give you a $5 Readings voucher! From free monthly preview screenings to cinema partner discounts, plus festival privileges (hello, priority queueing) and ticketing discounts, once you've been a MIFF Member you won't want to go back! Read up on the benefits and become a MIFF Member.

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Gift Vouchers

Purchase a MIFF Gift Voucher online and instantly receive a printable PDF Gift Voucher. Valid for redeeming against MIFF eMini passes, certain special event tickets and MIFF membership, a MIFF Gift Voucher is a beautiful way to give the gift of unforgettable cinema!