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MIFF Staff Top 10s of 2016

MIFF Staff Top 10s of 2016

December 5th 2016 | MIFF 2016

We understand, 2016 has been quite the year. Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder, Anton Yelchin, Prince, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Brexit, Trump... 

At least there have been some ripper films in 2016 and we are here to remind you of the good times. With a nice, long summer ahead of us, now is the perfect time to catch up on some of the MIFF staffs picks and get ready for MIFF 2017!

Michelle Carey - Ar

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Bodies in Motion

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Bodies in Motion

November 8th 2016 | vodcast podcast MIFF 2016 Festival Guests Dance 65th MIFF

To depict dance on film requires a balance between a meaningful and accurate display of the movement whilst making use of the filmic techniques of the medium. Alice Glenn (No Lights No Lycra) discusses the nuances of capturing dance on film with Celia Rowlson-Hall (Ma, MIFF 2016), Anouk van Dijk (Chunky Move), Gideon Obarzanek (Sydney Dance Company) and Ella Havelka (Ella, MIFF 2016).

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Beefeater In-Edit Film Festival report

Beefeater In-Edit Film Festival report

November 7th 2016 | music Documentary

MIFF Artistic Director Michelle Carey headed to Barcelona in October for the world's biggest music documentary festival.

Primavera Sound, Sonar, Barça, Messi, Serra, Gaudi, boccadillos, hedonism… the Spanish city of Barcelona is known for many great things. The Beefeater In-Edit Film Festival is a cool addition to such a rich cultural landscape and is the world’s biggest music film festival. Not

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Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia

Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia

November 2nd 2016 | Shorts Indonesia

MIFF Shorts and Next Gen Programmer Thomas Caldwell visited Indonesia as a guest of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to present a workshop to local filmmakers. 

On Wednesday 12 October I was very fortunate and honoured to be part of the launch of the new short film competition for Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia. This new festival is an initiative of the Australian Emba

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A Glimpse Inside the Pyongyang International Film Festival 2016

A Glimpse Inside the Pyongyang International Film Festival 2016

October 4th 2016 |

MIFF Programmer Al Cossar was invited to be a member of the five person jury at the Pyongyang International Film Festival this year, alongside other representatives from the UK, India, Russia and the DPRK. While tailored specifically to local audiences, the festival also attracted international delegates this year from Sweden, Austria, France, the Philippines and more.

What does a film festival l

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Eric Darnell: Virtual Reality and Storytelling

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Eric Darnell: Virtual Reality and Storytelling

September 22nd 2016 | vodcast Virtual Reality podcast MIFF 2016

In 2016, Virtual Reality is a new frontier in storytelling - a space currently reimagining and reinventing the language of cinema, reconstituting the idea of what a filmmaker is and what an audience is. It's a space where cutting-edge technology is being harnessed, but the rules of telling a story are still being written.

Eric Darnell is one of VR's emerging masters - best known as the writer/dir

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast: In Conversation with Terence Davies

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast: In Conversation with Terence Davies

September 6th 2016 | vodcast Talking Pictures podcast MIFF 2016 Headliners Festival Guests 65th MIFF

Join the conversation with ‘Britain’s greatest living auteur’ Terence Davies as he discusses his latest film, Sunset Song, with David Stratton.

Recorded on Sunday 31 July 2016 at Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts.

Thanks to Derry Sheehan and David Ellis at Tooth & Claw for recorded and editing.

Produced by Al Cossar, Caitlin Kavanagh and Lauren Zoric for Melbourne International Fil

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A Life Unsaved: an Interview with Sotiris Dounoukos

A Life Unsaved: an Interview with Sotiris Dounoukos

August 13th 2016 | MIFF 2016 Critics Campus Australian Films
In the final Critics Campus 2016 article, participant Doosie Morris talks true crime, vulnerability, and community with Joe Cinque’s Consolation director Sotiris Dounoukos.
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Movements in the Desert: an Interview with Celia Rowlson-Hall

Movements in the Desert: an Interview with Celia Rowlson-Hall

August 13th 2016 | MIFF 2016 International Films Dance Critics Campus Women Filmmakers
Critics Campus 2016 participant Jessica Ellicott discusses virtuous women, the language of dance, and wanting to be Jesus with Ma director Celia Rowlson-Hall.
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Aquarius, Four Ways

Aquarius, Four Ways

August 12th 2016 | MIFF 2016 International Films Critics Campus
Critics Campus 2016 participants Aimee Knight, Tanya Farley, Isabella McNeill, and Ella Donald review Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius.
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