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Director Neil Triffett on the MIFF Premiere Fund-suported World Premiere, Emo The Musical

Director Neil Triffett on the MIFF Premiere Fund-suported World Premiere, Emo The Musical

July 13th 2016 | MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2016 Australian Films

One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, EMO the Musical will have its world premiere at this year's festival. Written and directed by Neil Triffet, the film asks what happens when a brooding, moody high-school emo boy falls for a happy, God-loving Christian girl. We sat down with Triffet and find out about his sweetly satirical story about tolerance, individuality and harmonising.



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Five Questions for Wendall Thomas

Five Questions for Wendall Thomas

July 7th 2016 |

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, celebrated LA-based developer, writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas, who has written and developed projects for companies including Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, Showtime, PBS, A&E and NBC, returns exclusively to Melbourne for more of her popular series unlocking the secrets of film writing with a series of four stand-alone all-day se

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Five Questions for Adrian Wootton

Five Questions for Adrian Wootton

July 7th 2016 |

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, Adrian Wootton returns exclusively to Melbourne for another series of his acclaimed Illustrated Film Talks, this year focusing on the rich screen legacy of William Shakespeare, who died 400 years ago and is the most filmed author ever with his works having inspired hundreds of screen productions.

We have a chat to the former director of the London Fi

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MIFF Films That Have Stayed With You

MIFF Films That Have Stayed With You

July 4th 2016 | MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

With the MIFF Program launch one day away, we can't wait to start screening films for MIFF 2016 and begin creating our future memories! In anticipation, the MIFF staff and interns have compiled a list of unforgettable MIFF films from previous festivals. We've laughed, cried and even made our friends vomit! It's been a hell of a ride.


The Intouchables, MIFF 2012 (Dir. Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakach

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5 Must-See Election Films To Get You To The Polls

5 Must-See Election Films To Get You To The Polls

June 29th 2016 | MIFF 2016 Documentary 65th MIFF

Posted by Alice Burgin, MIFF 2016 Critics Campus Coordinator.

Globally, 2016 seems to have become the year of the election – with Britain voting to leave the EU, Trump and Hilary at odds, and our own Federal election just a few days away. We love democracy, right? Well, just in case you are feeling more than a little underwhelmed, we’ve put together five inspiring films to get you voting.

 

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Getting to know, Louis Theroux

Getting to know, Louis Theroux

June 29th 2016 | MIFF 2016 Documentary 65th MIFF

Posted by Richard Stephens, Bachelor of Media and Communications at Swinburne University and MIFF 2016 intern.

Louis Theroux is a name synonymous in the art of the documentary. His dulcet, comforting demeanour is notorious for coaxing out his case studies deepest, and usually darkest thoughts, feelings and emotions. Often admissions which otherwise wouldn’t be confessed to their own mothers, Ther

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Tribute to Paul Cox

Tribute to Paul Cox

June 21st 2016 | MIFF 2015 Australian Films

The film and artistic community mourns the loss of Paul Cox, aged 76. Paul was a vital voice in Australian filmmaking over the last 40+ years – his films were always intimate and humanist. Paul was also a big part of MIFF 2015, in conversation with David Stratton, and of course as our opening night director with Force of Destiny. Though ill, he was charmed all with his intelligence, humanity and h

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Down the Rabbit Hole – A Documentary Experience

Down the Rabbit Hole – A Documentary Experience

June 16th 2016 |

Posted by Bianca Went, University of Melbourne, Screen & Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication, Graduate Student and MIFF 2016 intern.

The documentary format has been experiencing a renaissance over the past five years. With the new true crime obsession taking over popular culture, it's impossible to avoid jumping on the bandwagon. And, sometimes, jumping on the bandwagon can be k

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Time Travel Films To Get You In The Mood

Time Travel Films To Get You In The Mood

June 15th 2016 | Sci Fi MIFF 2016 Australian Films 65th MIFF time travel

If you can't wait for the time-travelling mind-bender The Death and Life of Otto Bloom screening as the MIFF 2016 Opening Night Gala, then now is the perfect time to re-visit classic time travel titles to get you in the mood. Filmmakers have been obsessed with time travel since light started being pointed through a lens and we have a cracking list to get you primed.

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Art That Stays With You

Art That Stays With You

June 8th 2016 | MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

This year's ace campaign art (above) comes to us courtesy of internationally renowned illustrator Adrian Johnson. A reductionist at heart, Adrian is known for his economical, highly crafted work that derives from obsessively drawing and re-drawing on paper, breaking down ideas and concepts into their purest form. Adrian's work (for clients including Adidas, Coca Cola, IBM, Puma, Stüssy and Volkswa

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