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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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Bad Girl | Q&A with Director Fin Edquist

Bad Girl | Q&A with Director Fin Edquist

July 19th 2016 | MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2016 Australian Films

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 Edquist, the film – a pulse-pounding thriller – stars Samara Weaving (Mystery Road, MIFF 2013) and Sara West (The Daughter, MIFF 2015) and features a moody score from long-time Nick Cave collaborator Warren

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Why I Cannot Wait for The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

Why I Cannot Wait for The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

July 18th 2016 |

Posted by Lee Zachariah

It’s unusual to be champing at the bit to see a director’s first ever film. Usually it’s that first film that gets you excited about their next film, but Cris Jones has already established an impressive filmography of shorts that should have everyone keyed up about his feature debut.

Jones has written and directed the MIFF opening night film The Death and Life of Otto Blo

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Introducing MIFF Ambassador Gyton Grantley

Introducing MIFF Ambassador Gyton Grantley

July 15th 2016 | MIFF 2016 Australian Films 65th MIFF MIFF Ambassadors

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 for MIFF a little more, we asked them to sit down and talk about all things cinema, MIFF and what they are looking forward to for 2016.

Gyton Grantley



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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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Introducing MIFF Ambassador Anna McGahan

Introducing MIFF Ambassador Anna McGahan

July 15th 2016 | MIFF Ambassadors MIFF 2016 Documentary Australian Films 65th MIFF

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, and their love for MIFF, we asked them to sit down and talk about all things cinema, MIFF and what they are looking forward to for 2016.

Anna McGahan


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Spotlight on Documentary Shorts

Spotlight on Documentary Shorts

July 15th 2016 | Shorts MIFF 2016 Documentary

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 beginning of civilisation, stories featuring myths and legends have endured and enchanted the masses, conveying important meanings and symbolisms that explore both the historical and the traditional. In t

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OUI OUI: Spotlight on French films

OUI OUI: Spotlight on French films

July 13th 2016 | MIFF 2016 History France Animation 65th MIFF

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.
 
Bonjour, Francophiles! While you’re tucking into crepes, croissants and champagne for Bastille Day, we invite you to come storm #MIFF2016 later this month as we showcase new French films, as well as Au

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Spotlight on Southeast Asian Shorts

Spotlight on Southeast Asian Shorts

July 13th 2016 | Shorts MIFF 2016

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 professor David Hanan reported witnessing an ‘explosion’ in Southeast Asian filmmaking. Since then, films from that particular region have been increasing both in numbers and in calibre—showcasing great tale

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

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

July 13th 2016 | MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2016 Australian Films

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, moody high-school emo boy falls for a happy, God-loving Christian girl. We sat down with Triffet and find out about his sweetly satirical story about tolerance, individuality and harmonising.



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