MIFF Blog

Double Fantasy: Jerry Lewis’s The Ladies Man and The Nutty Professor

On 04/08/2016 at 2:00 pm

Critics Campus 2016 participant Jessica Ellicott examines the role of fantasy in two of Jerry Lewis’s classic comedies.

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65 Seconds with Sotiris Dounoukos

On 04/08/2016 at 1:07 pm

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 ...

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Introducing MIFF Ambassador Jane Allsop

On 04/08/2016 at 10:00 am

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,...

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Introducing MIFF Ambassador Rhys Muldoon

On 04/08/2016 at 10:00 am

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,...

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The Story of Adult Animation

On 03/08/2016 at 12:00 pm

In the first Critics Campus 2016 article, Dominic Barlow tells the story of animation for adult viewers.

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Q&A with Ella Director Douglas Watkins

On 02/08/2016 at 10:15 am

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...

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All About VR at MIFF

On 02/08/2016 at 10:10 am

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. ...

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Behind the Scenes: Directed From Memory

On 29/07/2016 at 9:00 pm

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 ...

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The Short Films of Celia Rowlson-Hall

On 29/07/2016 at 4:00 pm

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 ...

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Q&A with Monsieur Mayonnaise Director Trevor Graham

On 28/07/2016 at 10:00 am

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...

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Meet the MIFF Volunteers

On 26/07/2016 at 5:00 pm

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...

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65 Seconds With Jocelyn Moorhouse

On 22/07/2016 at 5:00 pm

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 ...

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65 Seconds With Fran Strine

On 22/07/2016 at 4:00 pm

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 ...

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65 Seconds with David Stubbs

On 22/07/2016 at 4:00 pm

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 ...

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Programming Next Gen

On 20/07/2016 at 3:00 pm

Posted by Thomas Caldwell, Shorts & Next Gen Programmer for MIFF.One of the joys of selecting films for the Next Gen program is seeing how adolescence is depicted in different parts of the world. More...

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Jerry Lewis: The Total Filmmaker Retrospective

On 20/07/2016 at 10:30 am

To celebrate the MIFF 2016 Jerry Lewis program, the Melbourne-based online film journal Senses of Cinema has published a specially commissioned dossier on all things Jerry, called Deconstructing Jerry...

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Meet Dave Thomas, MIFF's Technical Manager | Part 2

On 19/07/2016 at 6:00 pm

Posted by Michelle Carey, MIFF Artistic Director ... David Thomas is MIFF’s Technical Manager and Freight Handler. Dave celebrates 30 years at the Melbourne Film Festival this year, so we thought it w...

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Meet Dave Thomas, MIFF's Technical Manager | Part 1

On 19/07/2016 at 3:00 pm

Posted by Michelle Carey, MIFF Artistic Director ... I’ve always had a fascination with and deep appreciation for film technicians and projectionists. The better they are at their job, the more the au...

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Bad Girl | Q&A with Director Fin Edquist

On 19/07/2016 at 12:00 pm

... One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, Bad Girl will have its world premiere at this year's festival. Written and directed by Blinky Bill: The Movie and House Husbands screenwriter Fin Edqu...

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Why I Cannot Wait for The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

On 18/07/2016 at 4:00 pm

Posted by Lee Zachariah ... It’s unusual to be champing at the bit to see a director’s first ever film. Usually it’s that first film that gets you excited about their next film, but Cris Jones has alr...

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