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Q&A with Ella Director Douglas Watkins

Q&A with Ella Director Douglas Watkins

August 2nd 2016 | MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2016 Australian Films

One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, Ella will have its world premiere at this year's festival. Written and directed by Douglas Watkin, the film follows the journey of Ella Havelka, the first Indigenous dancer with The Australian Ballet!

We sat down with Douglas and producer Veronica Fury, and asked them a few questions.

You have directed many stories about indigenous people's lives –

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All About VR at MIFF

All About VR at MIFF

August 2nd 2016 | Behind the Curtain 65th MIFF

Long speculated on and dreamed about in science fiction, virtual reality is finally reality! For filmmakers and film-goers alike, it's re-writing the rules of how we create and consume entertainment. The implications and possibilities for cinema are immense, and exciting. As part of the 65th MIFF, this year we're presenting a special Virtual Reality program, offering a unique opportunity to strap

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Behind the Scenes: Directed From Memory

Behind the Scenes: Directed From Memory

July 29th 2016 | MIFF 2016 Behind the Curtain 65th MIFF

Directed From Memory is a short online film following MIFF member Keith Gove as he writes, directs and acts out his memory of the Takashi Miike thriller, Audition — a film he saw once at MIFF over 15 years ago.

Here, we go behind the scenes to see how it all came together.

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The Short Films of Celia Rowlson-Hall

The Short Films of Celia Rowlson-Hall

July 29th 2016 | Shorts MIFF 2016 Festival Guests 65th MIFF

Ma may be Celia Rowlson-Hall's debut feature film, but the talented director and choreographer has made some extraordinary short films and music videos which are well worth catching before you see Ma (and just as worth catching after, too!)

Here are some of our favourites:

THE AUDITION from celia rowlson-hall on Vimeo.

 

SILENT STREET from celia rowlson-hall on Vimeo.

 

THE MAGICIAN fr

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Q&A with Monsieur Mayonnaise Director Trevor Graham

Q&A with Monsieur Mayonnaise Director Trevor Graham

July 28th 2016 | MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2016 France Documentary Australian Films

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 follows artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora (Mad Dog Morgan, MIFF 2015; Swastika, MIFF 1973) as he produces a graphic novel about his late father, mayonnaise sandwiches and Nazis!

We sat down with Gr

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Meet the MIFF Volunteers

Meet the MIFF Volunteers

July 26th 2016 | MIFF Volunteers MIFF 2016 Behind the Curtain

You see them at every screening, and MIFF couldn't run without them: we love our wonderful volunteers. They do an amazing job, and we thought you might like to get to know them better.

Sandra from Brunswick

What do you do outside of MIFF? For my daily existence, I work a desk job within the insurance industry. For fun, I play futsal/ soccer. 

How long have you been volunteering? And what keep

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The Death and Life of Otto Bloom | Q&A with Director Cris Jones

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom | Q&A with Director Cris Jones

July 25th 2016 | time travel Sci Fi MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2016 Australian Films 65th MIFF VCA

One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom will have its world premiere and screen on Opening Night of this year's festival. Written and directed by MIFF Accelerator alumnus Cris Jones (short films The Funk, MIFF 2008; Excursion, MIFF 2003), the film stars Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds) as the present-day Ada Fitzgerald and her daughter Matilda Brown as her young

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65 Seconds With Jocelyn Moorhouse

65 Seconds With Jocelyn Moorhouse

July 22nd 2016 | MIFF 2016 Festival Guests Australian Films 65th MIFF

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 the faces you'll be seeing over the 18 days.

Your name: Jocelyn Moorhouse

Your film: Proof

Where are you from:
A long time ago! Australia

How long have you been making films:
Since I was a teena

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65 Seconds with David Stubbs

65 Seconds with David Stubbs

July 22nd 2016 | MIFF 2016 Festival Guests 65th MIFF

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 the faces you'll be seeing over the 18 days.

Your name: David Stubbs

Your film: Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses

Where are you from: Wellington, New Zealand

How long have you been making fi

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65 Seconds With Fran Strine

65 Seconds With Fran Strine

July 22nd 2016 | MIFF 2016 Festival Guests 65th MIFF

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 the faces you'll be seeing over the 18 days.

Name: Fran Strine

Your film: Hired Gun

Where are you from: San Francisco, California.

How long have you been making films: 12 years.

Without using t

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