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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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Getting to know, Louis Theroux

Getting to know, Louis Theroux

June 29th 2016 | MIFF 2016 Documentary 65th MIFF

Posted by Richard Stephens, Bachelor of Media and Communications at Swinburne University and MIFF 2016 intern.

Louis Theroux is a name synonymous in the art of the documentary. His dulcet, comforting demeanour is notorious for coaxing out his case studies deepest, and usually darkest thoughts, feelings and emotions. Often admissions which otherwise wouldn’t be confessed to their own mothers, Ther

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Tribute to Paul Cox

Tribute to Paul Cox

June 21st 2016 | MIFF 2015 Australian Films

The film and artistic community mourns the loss of Paul Cox, aged 76. Paul was a vital voice in Australian filmmaking over the last 40+ years – his films were always intimate and humanist. Paul was also a big part of MIFF 2015, in conversation with David Stratton, and of course as our opening night director with Force of Destiny. Though ill, he was charmed all with his intelligence, humanity and h

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Down the Rabbit Hole – A Documentary Experience

Down the Rabbit Hole – A Documentary Experience

June 16th 2016 |

Posted by Bianca Went, University of Melbourne, Screen & Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication, Graduate Student and MIFF 2016 intern.

The documentary format has been experiencing a renaissance over the past five years. With the new true crime obsession taking over popular culture, it's impossible to avoid jumping on the bandwagon. And, sometimes, jumping on the bandwagon can be k

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Time Travel Films To Get You In The Mood

Time Travel Films To Get You In The Mood

June 15th 2016 | Sci Fi MIFF 2016 Australian Films 65th MIFF time travel

If you can't wait for the time-travelling mind-bender The Death and Life of Otto Bloom screening as the MIFF 2016 Opening Night Gala, then now is the perfect time to re-visit classic time travel titles to get you in the mood. Filmmakers have been obsessed with time travel since light started being pointed through a lens and we have a cracking list to get you primed.

Posted by Alexandra Lagerwey,

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Art That Stays With You

Art That Stays With You

June 8th 2016 | MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

This year's ace campaign art (above) comes to us courtesy of internationally renowned illustrator Adrian Johnson. A reductionist at heart, Adrian is known for his economical, highly crafted work that derives from obsessively drawing and re-drawing on paper, breaking down ideas and concepts into their purest form. Adrian's work (for clients including Adidas, Coca Cola, IBM, Puma, Stüssy and Volkswa

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Aesthetically Pleasing Nightmares

Aesthetically Pleasing Nightmares

June 7th 2016 |

Posted by Bianca Went, University of Melbourne, Screen & Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication, Graduate Student and MIFF 2016 intern.

Art has always had a fascination with the future. Intrigued by what is to come, literature and cinema have often worked hand in hand to create a myriad of potential dystopias, brimming with terrifying possibilities. Always set somewhere in the futu

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MIFF 2016 – It's Our 65th MIFF!

MIFF 2016 – It's Our 65th MIFF!

May 31st 2016 |

The 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival will be our 65th one (although it's only been 64 years – it's like the whole millennium vs the year 2000 thing all over again, and thinking too hard about it will hurt your brain!). Sixty-five years of film in Melbourne is a big deal: MIFF is one of the top ten oldest film festivals in the world, and is the oldest in Australia.

While the 65th MIFF*

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