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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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MIFF Staff Top 10s of 2016

On 05/12/2016 at 3:00 pm

We understand, 2016 has been quite the year. Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder, Anton Yelchin, Prince, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Brexit, Trump...  ... At least there have been some ripper films in 2016 and ...

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Bodies in Motion

On 08/11/2016 at 12:00 pm

To depict dance on film requires a balance between a meaningful and accurate display of the movement whilst making use of the filmic techniques of the medium. Alice Glenn (No Lights No Lycra) discusse...

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Eric Darnell: Virtual Reality and Storytelling

On 22/09/2016 at 2:00 pm

In 2016, Virtual Reality is a new frontier in storytelling - a space currently reimagining and reinventing the language of cinema, reconstituting the idea of what a filmmaker is and what an audience i...

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast: In Conversation with Terence Davies

On 06/09/2016 at 2:00 pm

Join the conversation with ‘Britain’s greatest living auteur’ Terence Davies as he discusses his latest film, Sunset Song, with David Stratton. ... Recorded on Sunday 31 July 2016 at Federation Hall, ...

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A Life Unsaved: an Interview with Sotiris Dounoukos

On 13/08/2016 at 9:30 am

In the final Critics Campus 2016 article, participant Doosie Morris talks true crime, vulnerability, and community with Joe Cinque’s Consolation director Sotiris Dounoukos.

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Aquarius, Four Ways

On 12/08/2016 at 10:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participants Aimee Knight, Tanya Farley, Isabella McNeill, and Ella Donald review Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius.

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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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Documentary vs Fiction

On 10/08/2016 at 9:30 am

Would you rather watch a documentary about an extraordinary historical event, or a fictionalised telling? Thanks to some fortuitous programming, this year’s MIFF allows both. Sort of. ... In 1974, new...

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The Low Down on Down Under: An Interview with Abe Forsythe

On 10/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Tanya Farley grills director Abe Forsythe about his comedic skewering of the 2005 Cronulla riots, Down Under.

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HOW TO KNOW YOU’RE IN A HONG SANG-SOO FILM

On 09/08/2016 at 6:00 pm

Posted by Hayley Inch ... Everyone you know is a former famous film director who is having a crisis over their work, or has retreated into academia. ... Everything you say, no matter how innocuous, is...

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Girl Asleep From Stage to Screen: an Interview with Rosemary Myers

On 09/08/2016 at 9:00 am

Critics Campus 2016 participant Ella Donald talks to Rosemary Myers about Girl Asleep's journey from the theatre to celluloid.

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Synchronous 360 VR at MIFF

On 09/08/2016 at 8:15 am

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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Is This Real Life?

On 08/08/2016 at 10:30 pm

South Korean filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho has done something very unusual and potentially unique: he has made a live-action sequel to an animated film.

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Kate Plays Christine, Four Ways

On 08/08/2016 at 1:00 pm

Critics Campus 2016 participants Jessica Ellicott, Doosie Morris, Andréas Giannopoulos and Dominic Barlow review Robert Greene's Kate Plays Christine.

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MIFF 2016 Talking Pictures | In Conversation with Terence Davies

On 08/08/2016 at 11:00 am

Recorded at Federation Hall, VCA on Sunday 31 July. ... {wrt youtube id=iGfzhCqf2L0 } ...

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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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