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A Soft Film About Tough Punk Men: An Interview with Sami Saif

On 24/08/2017 at 9:00 am

MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Keva York interviews The Allins’ director Sam Saif about the family GG Allin left behind.

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More Heart than Horror: An Interview with Florian Habicht

On 16/08/2017 at 4:00 pm

In an interview with director Florian Habicht, MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Dominic Ellis looks behind the theme-park frights in the documentary Spookers.

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On Dries and Rethinking the Fashion Documentary

On 11/08/2017 at 9:40 am

2017 Critics Campus participant Phoebe Chen strips back the glamour in her look at Reiner Holzemer’s Dries and the fashion documentary.

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Q&A with Have You Seen the Listers? director Eddie Martin

On 31/07/2017 at 3:00 pm

Eddie Martin, director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported film Have You Seen the Listers? speaks about the process of making the film and our changing attitudes to street art.

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Q&A with Naina Sen

On 14/07/2017 at 9:00 am

The director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported documentary The Song Keepers speaks about the joy and privilege involved in making her film.

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Q&A with Ben Strunin

On 29/06/2017 at 1:00 pm

Director of the MIFF Premiere Fund supported Westwind: Djalu's Legacy speaks with us about meeting Djalu and how his vision was the driving force of the film.

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | In Conversation with the Moras

On 28/02/2017 at 12:00 pm

Join Melbourne gallerist William Mora (pictured on the right) and filmmaker Philippe Mora (pictured in the middle) as they share their unbelievable family story with Trevor Graham (pictured on the lef...

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | The Family: Behind the Cult

On 31/01/2017 at 11:00 am

Journalist Martin McKenzie-Murray hears the incredible story from some of the survivors of one of Australia’s most notorious cults, The Family. Also on the panel is Lex de Man, the detective who uncov...

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Truth is Fiction

On 06/12/2016 at 9:00 am

In documentary filmmaking, the aim to capture the subject can at times be elusive. How can a filmmaker explore a personality that won’t allow an audience in? Genevieve Bailey is joined by MIFF 2016 di...

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Beefeater In-Edit Film Festival report

On 07/11/2016 at 3:00 pm

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… ...

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Emotional Mapping: an Interview with Kim A Snyder

On 12/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Isabella McNeill talks tragedy, trauma, and recovery with Newtown director Kim A Snyder.

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Show You the World: an Interview with Roger Ross Williams

On 11/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Aimee Knight chats with Life, Animated director Roger Ross Williams about Disney, autism, and diversity.

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Searching for Monsieur Mayonnaise: a Conversation with Trevor Graham and Philippe Mora

On 10/08/2016 at 11:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Andréas Giannopoulos discusses humour, hummus and the Holocaust with Monsieur Mayonnaise filmmakers Trevor Graham and Philippe Mora.

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Pulling Back the Veil: an Interview with The Family Director Rosie Jones

On 09/08/2016 at 12:00 pm

Critics Campus 2016 participant Dominic Barlow speaks to documentary filmmaker Rosie Jones about the secretive life of Melbourne cult leader Anne Hamilton-Byrne and The Family.

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A Frame Can Be a Cage: Animals on Screen at MIFF 2016

On 08/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Aimee Knight examines the relationship between humans and animals in three MIFF 2016 films.

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Dance on Film: Finding Meaning in Movement

On 07/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Ella Donald explores the elegiac and expressive films in the Melbourne International Film Festival’s Dance on Film program.

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Rhymes of Goodbye: Posthumous Films at MIFF

On 06/08/2016 at 12:00 pm

Inspired by Cosmos and No Home Movie, Critics Campus 2016 participant Andréas Giannopoulos sets off on a journey to uncover the meaning of the final film.

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Cinematic-Nonfiction: Blurring Fact and Fiction To Shed New Light with Kate Plays Christine’s Robert Greene

On 06/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Isabella McNeill interviews Robert Greene on truth, fiction and the freedom to fail in his latest film Kate Plays Christine.

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Keeping It Real: Women Paving the Way in Australian Documentary

On 05/08/2016 at 12:00 pm

Critics Campus 2016 participant Tanya Farley explores gender parity, cultural policy and the recent success of Australian women documentarians.

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Q&A with Monsieur Mayonnaise Director Trevor Graham

On 28/07/2016 at 10:00 am

One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, Monsieur Mayonnaise will have its world premiere at this year's festival. Written and directed by Trevor Graham (Make Hummus Not War, MIFF 2012), the film...

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