MIFF Blog

Tetsuo: The Iron Man - A Queer Marxist Reading

On 12/08/2017 at 9:00 am

A video essay by 2017 Critics Campus participant Amanda Barbour explores the queer Marxist possibilities opened up by Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo: The Iron Man.

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Pushing Boundaries: The Breakout Films from Pioneering Women

On 11/08/2017 at 3:00 pm

The Pioneering Women filmmakers of Australian cinema look into aspects of women’s experiences often ignored by their male counterparts, argues MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Faith Everard.

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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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Fitting In is Tough: The Trials of a Teenage Dahmer

On 10/08/2017 at 2:00 pm

The ethics of movies about real life serial killers like Marc Meyers' My Friend Dahmer is placed under the microscope by 2017 Critics Campus participant Kai Perrignon.

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Nothings Lasts Forever and Oddball Dystopias of the 70s and 80s

On 10/08/2017 at 10:00 am

Nothing Lasts Forever is one of a number of subversive sci-fi satires worthy of your attention, says 2017 Critics Campus participant Dominic Ellis.

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Aladdin: An Old New World

On 21/07/2017 at 3:00 pm

Critics Campus intern Rowena Lloyd takes a look at the legacy of Aladdin, and the vanishing art of Disney 2D animation.

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Cruel Summer: The Films of Luca Guadagnino

On 04/07/2017 at 2:00 pm

In anticipation of the director's arrival in Melbourne, Lauren Valmadre, the Program Director at Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, writes a few words on Luca Guadagnino, sunshine and sex.

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | In Conversation with Jonathan Rosenbaum

On 04/04/2017 at 4:00 pm

Philippa Hawker speaks with esteemed film scholar/journalist Jonathan Rosenbaum about his writing, film culture and the state of cinema today. ... Philippa Hawker has been writing on film and the arts...

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | What Next, Cinephilia?

On 04/04/2017 at 4:00 pm

Co-presented with MIFF Critics Campus ... Prestigious film festivals, curated streaming sites, international podcasts – for a new generation of cinephile, the potential for discovery is endless! But i...

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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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International Film Festival & Awards Macao Report

On 30/01/2017 at 3:00 pm

MIFF programmer Al Cossar ventured to the inaugural International Film Festival & Awards Macao in December 2016.

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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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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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Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia

On 02/11/2016 at 4:00 pm

MIFF Shorts and Next Gen Programmer Thomas Caldwell visited Indonesia as a guest of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to present a workshop to local filmmakers.  ... On Wednesday 12 October I was very...

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A Glimpse Inside the Pyongyang International Film Festival 2016

On 04/10/2016 at 11:00 am

MIFF Programmer Al Cossar was invited to be a member of the five person jury at the Pyongyang International Film Festival this year, alongside other representatives from the UK, India, Russia and the ...

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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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