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Adrian Wootton Answers Five Questions

Adrian Wootton Answers Five Questions

June 20th 2018 | 67th MIFF Behind the Curtain Festival Guests Interviews Special Events
Ahead of his series of Illustrated Film Talks on Tinseltown Trailblazers, we catch up with Adrian Wootton to ask him a few questions about the Hollywood stars of the turbulent 1950s.
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Synchronous 360 VR at MIFF

Synchronous 360 VR at MIFF

August 9th 2016 | Virtual Reality MIFF 2016 Behind the Curtain 65th MIFF
Synchronous 360 Video Playback will enable audiences with no prior exposure to VR to experience this new technology as seamlessly as possible.
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All About VR at MIFF

All About VR at MIFF

August 2nd 2016 | Behind the Curtain 65th MIFF

Long speculated on and dreamed about in science fiction, virtual reality is finally reality! For filmmakers and film-goers alike, it's re-writing the rules of how we create and consume entertainment. The implications and possibilities for cinema are immense, and exciting. As part of the 65th MIFF, this year we're presenting a special Virtual Reality program, offering a unique opportunity to strap

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Behind the Scenes: Directed From Memory

Behind the Scenes: Directed From Memory

July 29th 2016 | MIFF 2016 Behind the Curtain 65th MIFF

Directed From Memory is a short online film following MIFF member Keith Gove as he writes, directs and acts out his memory of the Takashi Miike thriller, Audition — a film he saw once at MIFF over 15 years ago.

Here, we go behind the scenes to see how it all came together.

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Meet the MIFF Volunteers

Meet the MIFF Volunteers

July 26th 2016 | MIFF Volunteers MIFF 2016 Behind the Curtain

You see them at every screening, and MIFF couldn't run without them: we love our wonderful volunteers. They do an amazing job, and we thought you might like to get to know them better.

Sandra from Brunswick

What do you do outside of MIFF? For my daily existence, I work a desk job within the insurance industry. For fun, I play futsal/ soccer. 

How long have you been volunteering? And what keep

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Meet Dave Thomas, MIFF's Technical Manager | Part 2

Meet Dave Thomas, MIFF's Technical Manager | Part 2

July 19th 2016 | MIFF 2016 Behind the Curtain 65th MIFF

Posted by Michelle Carey, MIFF Artistic Director

David Thomas is MIFF’s Technical Manager and Freight Handler. Dave celebrates 30 years at the Melbourne Film Festival this year, so we thought it was time you got to know him a bit; so I interviewed him – last week we ran part 1 of that epic interview. Read on for the conclusion.

Michelle: You’ve travelled to film festivals internationally. Do y

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Meet Dave Thomas, MIFF's Technical Manager | Part 1

Meet Dave Thomas, MIFF's Technical Manager | Part 1

July 19th 2016 | Behind the Curtain 65th MIFF

Posted by Michelle Carey, MIFF Artistic Director

I’ve always had a fascination with and deep appreciation for film technicians and projectionists. The better they are at their job, the more the audience doesn’t realise they’re there. But it’s a huge responsibility.

David Thomas is MIFF’s Technical Manager and Freight Handler. I’ve been working with Dave for a long time and admire his ability to

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Behind the Curtain with MIFF: The Comedy Theatre

Behind the Curtain with MIFF: The Comedy Theatre

July 15th 2016 | MIFF 2016 MIFF 2015 Headliners Behind the Curtain

Putting on a film festival the size of MIFF is like an immense 3D jigsaw puzzle, but the pieces are alive and not just constantly changing shape but also playing hide and seek with one another! To give you a peek at how it all comes together, we’ll be running an occasional series paying attention to the man – or, rather, men and women and mechanics! – behind the curtains. First up, wherefore The C

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