MIFF Blog

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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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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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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Introducing MIFF Ambassador Anna McGahan

On 15/07/2016 at 10:00 am

For MIFF 2016, in addition to our long serving and very loyal Patron Geoffrey Rush, we welcome a new wave of talent to the fold as MIFF Ambassadors. ... So that you can get to know them a little more,...

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Spotlight on Documentary Shorts

On 15/07/2016 at 9:00 am

Posted by Jillian Tan, Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) at RMIT University and MIFF 2016 Intern.Storytelling has and always will be a necessary presence in cultures around the world. Since the begi...

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

On 29/06/2016 at 10:00 am

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 ...

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Getting to know, Louis Theroux

On 29/06/2016 at 9:00 am

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, comfort...

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