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MIFF Talks: Disability and Cinema – Beyond Representation

MIFF Talks: Disability and Cinema – Beyond Representation

February 25th 2020 |
Drawing from disability scholars, activists and filmmakers, this panel considers the various ways people with disabilities are marginalised both on-screen and behind the scenes, to discuss the way forward and to celebrate the accomplishments of trailblazers paving the way for future generations.
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MIFF Talks: Bruce Beresford In Conversation

MIFF Talks: Bruce Beresford In Conversation

January 9th 2020 | 2019 68th MIFF Festival Guests MIFF Talks
Following the MIFF screening of the NFSA’s digital restoration of Bruce Beresford's 1991 Australian/Canadian co-production Black Robe, Bruce sits down for one-hour conversation about his extraordinary career.
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MIFF Talks: Peter Strickland In Conversation

MIFF Talks: Peter Strickland In Conversation

December 3rd 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Festival Guests MIFF Talks
As one of MIFF 2019's Directors in Focus, Peter Strickland visited Melbourne to present his new film, In Fabric, as well as retrospective screenings of his previous films and screenings of classic films that have inspired him. During this special event, he discusses his career, his filmography and his own cinephilia.
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MIFF Talks: Australian Cities on Film (Melbourne Conversations)

MIFF Talks: Australian Cities on Film (Melbourne Conversations)

October 21st 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Festival Guests MIFF 2019 MIFF Talks
Join filmmakers, critics and academics as they explore examples of how Australian cities are represented on film, and imagine what Australian cities on film might look like as our urban populations boom.
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MIFF Talks: The World Online

MIFF Talks: The World Online

October 1st 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Festival Guests MIFF Talks
The internet has become central to our way of living and social networking is a global revolution. How has the online environment altered the way we behave, relate to each other and understand the world? How has popular culture attempted to reflect, understand and challenge the impact of the online world?
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MIFF Talks: Beyond Buoyancy, International Slavery and Our Seafood

MIFF Talks: Beyond Buoyancy, International Slavery and Our Seafood

September 5th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Festival Guests MIFF Talks
This panel discussion – consisting of experts dedicated to exposing and preventing the human right abuses – continues the discussion Buoyancy begins, with a focus on providing information and strategies to call for transparency and traceability of seafood products in our supply chains.
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MIFF Talks: Telling Other People’s Stories

MIFF Talks: Telling Other People’s Stories

September 4th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Festival Guests MIFF Talks
A panel of critics and filmmakers discuss if there are certain stories that cannot – or should not – be told, except by artists of a particular race, gender or lived experience.
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Waiting for The Waiting Room: Rolf de Heer on the Future of VR

Waiting for The Waiting Room: Rolf de Heer on the Future of VR

August 21st 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Australian Films Critics Campus Interviews Virtual Reality
Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer speaks to 2019 MIFF Critics Campus participant Zach Karpinellison about his latest collaboration with directors Mark Eland and Molly Reynolds; the groundbreaking 3D VR experience The Waiting Room.
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Director in Focus: An Interview with Peter Strickland

Director in Focus: An Interview with Peter Strickland

August 19th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Critics Campus Interviews
2019 Melbourne International Film Festival guest Peter Strickland talked to Critics Campus participant Isabella Trimboli about his career in the context of the festival's Director in Focus retrospective.
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Vai: An Interview with Nicole Whippy

Vai: An Interview with Nicole Whippy

August 19th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Critics Campus Interviews MIFF 2019
2019 MIFF Critics Campus participant Jamie Tram talks to Nicole Whippy, one of the directors of the portmanteau film Vai.
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