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Avoiding MIFF fatigue in 2017

On 02/08/2017 at 1:00 pm

Get the most out of MIFF with seasoned festival fan Evan Young's tips for staving off festival fatigue.

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Q&A with Locker Room Director Greta Nash

On 02/08/2017 at 12:00 pm

Rowena Lloyd speaks with Greta Nash, director of the Accelerator short film Locker Room.

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Why Pioneering Women?

On 01/08/2017 at 6:00 pm

Pioneering Women co-curator Alexandra Heller-Nicholas takes us into the historical movement that created the foundations for many Australian women filmmakers today.

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Q&A with Have You Seen the Listers? director Eddie Martin

On 31/07/2017 at 3:00 pm

Eddie Martin, director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported film Have You Seen the Listers? speaks about the process of making the film and our changing attitudes to street art.

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A Brilliant Career: Gillian Armstrong’s Filmmaking reaches High Tide

On 31/07/2017 at 11:00 am

Rowena Lloyd traces Gillian Armstrong's career, her feminist focus, and her drive to investigate the complexities of the lives of others.

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Twilight to Starlight – The Making of Robert Pattinson’s Career

On 31/07/2017 at 10:00 am

Rowena Lloyd takes a look at Robert Pattinson's post-Twilight career with some surprising choices in auteur-driven movies.

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Q&A with Rone director Lester Francois

On 26/07/2017 at 12:00 pm

The director of the VR experience Rone answers some questions about the artist's transition from street art to fine art and the challenges of making VR...

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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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Q&A with Rabbit's Luke Shanahan and David Ngo

On 20/07/2017 at 2:00 pm

The director and producer of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Rabbit spoke to us about telepathy, twins and tornadoes!

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Aelita, Sci Fi and Altered Realities

On 20/07/2017 at 10:00 am

MIFF Marketing Intern Eliza Freeman looks at the huge influence Aelita, Queen of Mars has had on science-fiction filmmaking.

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Beyond Ambition: Nicole Kidman and Jane Campion’s journey toward Top of the Lake: China Girl

On 18/07/2017 at 10:00 am

MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Blythe Worthy traces the journey made by Nicole Kidman and Jane Campion to bring them both to Top of the Lake: China Girl

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Yorgos Lanthimos, Nikos Nikolaidis and the tradition of Greek shock cinema

On 18/07/2017 at 10:00 am

MIFF Critics Campus participant Kai Perrignon takes a look at the beginnings of the Greek "weird wave" that paved the way for Yorgos Lanthimos

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Q&A with Naina Sen

On 14/07/2017 at 9:00 am

The director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported documentary The Song Keepers speaks about the joy and privilege involved in making her film.

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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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Q&A with Adrian Wooton

On 04/07/2017 at 12:00 pm

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator Lab, Adrian Wootton – former director of the London Film Festival, British Film Institute and the UK’s National Film Theatre – returns exclusively to Me...

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Q&A with Ben Strunin

On 29/06/2017 at 1:00 pm

Director of the MIFF Premiere Fund supported Westwind: Djalu's Legacy speaks with us about meeting Djalu and how his vision was the driving force of the film.

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Q&A with Jungle director Greg McLean

On 28/06/2017 at 9:00 am

Greg McLean, director of Opening Night film Jungle answers a few questions about the wild shoot for the film, and returning to MIFF 12 years after his debut feature Wolf Creek screened.

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Q&A with Priscilla Cameron

On 27/06/2017 at 10:00 am

Priscilla Cameron, director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported film The Butterfly Tree, speaks about her process and the impact the film had on her personally.

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Wendall Thomas Q&A

On 20/06/2017 at 10:45 am

Five questions for celebrated LA-based developer Wendall Thomas, who returns exclusively to Melbourne for more of her popular series unlocking the secrets of film writing.

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | We Are Here: Jessica Brillhart on Virtual Reality

On 23/05/2017 at 1:00 pm

The principal VR filmmaker at Google, Jessica Brillhart has been demonstrating the power of the VR medium through numerous award winning shorts and documentaries. ... Martin Brown (AFTRS) joined her a...

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