MIFF Blog

65 Seconds with David Stubbs

On 22/07/2016 at 4:00 pm

This year MIFF welcomes over 100 guests to the festival to participate in Q&As, panel discussions, special events and to showcase their films. For the 65h MIFF we sat down for 65 seconds with some of ...

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Jerry Lewis: The Total Filmmaker Retrospective

On 20/07/2016 at 10:30 am

To celebrate the MIFF 2016 Jerry Lewis program, the Melbourne-based online film journal Senses of Cinema has published a specially commissioned dossier on all things Jerry, called Deconstructing Jerry...

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

On 19/07/2016 at 6:00 pm

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 w...

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

On 19/07/2016 at 3:00 pm

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 au...

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Bad Girl | Q&A with Director Fin Edquist

On 19/07/2016 at 12:00 pm

... One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, Bad Girl will have its world premiere at this year's festival. Written and directed by Blinky Bill: The Movie and House Husbands screenwriter Fin Edqu...

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Introducing MIFF Ambassador Gyton Grantley

On 15/07/2016 at 11:00 am

This year, in addition to our long-serving, loyal and beloved patron Geoffrey Rush, we welcome a new wave of talent to the fold as MIFF Ambassadors. ... So that you can get to know them and their love...

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Behind the Curtain with MIFF: The Comedy Theatre

On 15/07/2016 at 11:00 am

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 giv...

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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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OUI OUI: Spotlight on French films

On 13/07/2016 at 7:00 pm

Posted by Kate Masters, Bachelor of Media & Communication (Public Relations) at Deakin University, Master of International Business graduate student at University of Melbourne, and MIFF 2016 Intern. B...

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Spotlight on Southeast Asian Shorts

On 13/07/2016 at 4:00 pm

Posted by Jillian Tan, Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) at RMIT University and MIFF 2016 Intern.At the third annual conference of New Southeast Asian Cinemas in 2006, Monash University film profess...

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

On 13/07/2016 at 10:00 am

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, mo...

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Five Questions for Adrian Wootton

On 07/07/2016 at 2:00 pm

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 legac...

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MIFF Films That Have Stayed With You

On 04/07/2016 at 9:00 am

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...

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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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Tribute to Paul Cox

On 21/06/2016 at 5:00 pm

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 al...

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Down the Rabbit Hole – A Documentary Experience

On 16/06/2016 at 9:00 am

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 ...

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Art That Stays With You

On 08/06/2016 at 10:00 am

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 ...

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