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In My Blood It Runs: An Interview with Maya Newell

In My Blood It Runs: An Interview with Maya Newell

August 17th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Australian Films Critics Campus Documentary Interviews
Filmmaker Maya Newell talks to 2019 MIFF Critics Campus participant Claire Cao about her latest documentary, In My Blood It Runs.
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The Art of the Documentary: An Interview with Pietra Brettkelly

The Art of the Documentary: An Interview with Pietra Brettkelly

August 16th 2018 | MIFF 2018 Interviews Documentary Critics Campus 67th MIFF
2018 Critics Campus participant Valerie Ng spoke to Yellow is Forbidden director Pietra Brettkelly about her artistic process, and the responsibility of being a documentary filmmaker.
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Like How I Pictured It: Fangirls and the Enduring Power of the Boyband

Like How I Pictured It: Fangirls and the Enduring Power of the Boyband

August 9th 2018 | MIFF 2018 Film Criticism Documentary Critics Campus 67th MIFF
From the sweaty front row of the MIFF2018 Critics Campus, participant Ivana Brehas writes about Jessica Leski’s I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story
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Q&A with UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY Director Nicholas Wrathall

Q&A with UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY Director Nicholas Wrathall

July 27th 2018 | World Premiere MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2018 Interviews Documentary Australian Films 67th MIFF
Director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY speaks about the unique challenges of making a film in the remote Kimberley region, and the international relevance of the tensions between first peoples and developers.
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Q&A with The Eulogy director Janine Hosking

Q&A with The Eulogy director Janine Hosking

July 13th 2018 | World Premiere MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2018 Interviews Documentary Australian Films 67th MIFF
The director of the MIFF Premiere Fund supported documentary The Eulogy spoke to us about how she became interested in the work of Geoffrey Tozer, and what it was like to work with the big personalities of Paul Keating and Richard Gill.
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Artist, Activist and Antagonist: The Misrepresentation of Mathangi Arulpragasam

Artist, Activist and Antagonist: The Misrepresentation of Mathangi Arulpragasam

July 6th 2018 | music MIFF 2018 Documentary 67th MIFF
In anticipation of documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A, Vyshnavee Wijekumar gives us an insight into the controversial performer's art and activism.  Traced through her own parallel family history, Vy explores her connection to M.I.A as a fellow Sri Lankan Tamil migrant.
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More Heart than Horror: An Interview with Florian Habicht

More Heart than Horror: An Interview with Florian Habicht

August 16th 2017 | MIFF 2017 Documentary Critics Campus 66th MIFF
In an interview with director Florian Habicht, MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Dominic Ellis looks behind the theme-park frights in the documentary Spookers.
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On Dries and Rethinking the Fashion Documentary

On Dries and Rethinking the Fashion Documentary

August 11th 2017 | MIFF 2017 Documentary Critics Campus 66th MIFF
2017 Critics Campus participant Phoebe Chen strips back the glamour in her look at Reiner Holzemer’s Dries and the fashion documentary.
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Q&A with Have You Seen the Listers? director Eddie Martin

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

July 31st 2017 | MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2017 Festival Guests Documentary Australian Films 66th MIFF
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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Q&A with Naina Sen

Q&A with Naina Sen

July 14th 2017 | MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2017 Festival Guests Documentary Australian Films 66th MIFF Women Filmmakers
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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