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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


What role has MIFF played in your life so far?

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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.



1) Tell us

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Five Questions for Wendall Thomas

Five Questions for Wendall Thomas

July 7th 2016 |

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, celebrated LA-based developer, writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas, who has written and developed projects for companies including Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, Showtime, PBS, A&E and NBC, returns exclusively to Melbourne for more of her popular series unlocking the secrets of film writing with a series of four stand-alone all-day se

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Five Questions for Adrian Wootton

Five Questions for Adrian Wootton

July 7th 2016 |

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 legacy of William Shakespeare, who died 400 years ago and is the most filmed author ever with his works having inspired hundreds of screen productions.

We have a chat to the former director of the London Fi

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MIFF Films That Have Stayed With You

MIFF Films That Have Stayed With You

July 4th 2016 | MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

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 of unforgettable MIFF films from previous festivals. We've laughed, cried and even made our friends vomit! It's been a hell of a ride.


The Intouchables, MIFF 2012 (Dir. Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakach

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5 Must-See Election Films To Get You To The Polls

5 Must-See Election Films To Get You To The Polls

June 29th 2016 | MIFF 2016 Documentary 65th MIFF

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 own Federal election just a few days away. We love democracy, right? Well, just in case you are feeling more than a little underwhelmed, we’ve put together five inspiring films to get you voting.

 

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