MIFF Blog

Meet MIFF Ambassador Joel Jackson

Meet MIFF Ambassador Joel Jackson

July 22nd 2019 |
Actor and H is for Happiness star Joel Jackson returns as a MIFF Ambassador in 2019.
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Meet MIFF Ambassador Megan Hajjar

Meet MIFF Ambassador Megan Hajjar

July 22nd 2019 |
Measure for Measure star Megan Hajjar joins our MIFF Ambassadors in 2019 – find out more...
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Meet MIFF Ambassador Rone

Meet MIFF Ambassador Rone

July 22nd 2019 |
Rone is a Melbourne-based artist who joins us for the first time as a MIFF Ambassador this year.
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Meet MIFF Ambassador Gyton Grantley

Meet MIFF Ambassador Gyton Grantley

July 22nd 2019 |
Actor Gyton Grantley is one of our 2019 MIFF Ambassadors. Find out what he's looking forward to seeing at this year's festival, and more.
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Meet MIFF Ambassador Anna McGahan

Meet MIFF Ambassador Anna McGahan

July 18th 2019 |
Get to know actor and author Anna McGahan, one of our 2019 MIFF Ambassadors
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Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks – Q&A with director Serge Ou

Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks – Q&A with director Serge Ou

July 11th 2019 |
Serge Ou's film Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks is the wild story of how the way of the dragon became a global phenomenon. Here talks to MIFF about the kung-fu genre's global appeal, its problematic and progressive histories, Australia's small but important place in kung-fu cinema and much more.
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Buoyancy – Q&A with director Rodd Rathjen

Buoyancy – Q&A with director Rodd Rathjen

July 10th 2019 |
Making his feature debut after several short films, Accelerator Lab alumnus Rodd Rathjen combines an edge-of-your-seat, high-seas thriller with the stark reality of the modern-day slave trade in Buoyancy. He spoke with MIFF about bringing this important story to global audiences.
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Peter Strickland Presents: Influences and Inspirations

Peter Strickland Presents: Influences and Inspirations

July 10th 2019 |
In celebration of singular British director Peter Strickland’s newest work of art, In Fabric, MIFF is proud to present a retrospective of his feature films accompanied by a mini program of shorts and features that have inspired the director – selected by Strickland himself especially for MIFF audiences.
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H is for Happiness – Q&A director John Sheedy

H is for Happiness – Q&A director John Sheedy

July 9th 2019 |
We sat down with MIFF Accelerator Lab alumnus John Sheedy, director of the MIFF 2017 Best Australian Short Film Mrs McCutcheon and this year's Family Gala film, the sunny and buoyant coming-of-age tale, H is for Happiness.
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Below – Q+A with director Maziar Lahooti

Below – Q+A with director Maziar Lahooti

July 8th 2019 |
Starring Ryan Corr and Anthony LaPaglia, Below is a pitch-black comedy that dances a fine line between satire and hard-hitting truths about the global refugee crisis and the conditions in detention. We asked director Maziar Lahooti why he wanted to make this film, and how he hopes audiences will react.
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