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Twilight to Starlight – The Making of Robert Pattinson’s Career

Twilight to Starlight – The Making of Robert Pattinson’s Career

July 31st 2017 | MIFF 2017 MIFF 2016 Headliners 66th MIFF
Rowena Lloyd takes a look at Robert Pattinson's post-Twilight career with some surprising choices in auteur-driven movies.
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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | We Are Here: Jessica Brillhart on Virtual Reality

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | We Are Here: Jessica Brillhart on Virtual Reality

May 23rd 2017 | Virtual Reality Talking Pictures podcast MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

The principal VR filmmaker at Google, Jessica Brillhart has been demonstrating the power of the VR medium through numerous award winning shorts and documentaries.

Martin Brown (AFTRS) joined her at MIFF 2016 to discuss the nascent medium of VR, and her exploration of the cinematic language of VR.

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | VR Masterclass

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | VR Masterclass

May 8th 2017 | vodcast Virtual Reality podcast MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

Virtual Reality (VR) is redefining the approach of contemporary filmmaking. Learn about the cutting-edge technology, immersive storytelling and the challenges of virtual reality with Australian VR filmmakers Oscar Raby (The Turning Forest/Easter Rising), Penelope Thomas (VR Noir), Martin Taylor (VR Noir), Michael Beets (Jafri) and Tracey Taylor (executive producer, The Pulse VR). Moderated by Geor

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | In Conversation with the Moras

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | In Conversation with the Moras

February 28th 2017 | 65th MIFF Documentary Festival Guests MIFF 2016 podcast Talking Pictures vodcast

Join Melbourne gallerist William Mora (pictured on the right) and filmmaker Philippe Mora (pictured in the middle) as they share their unbelievable family story with Trevor Graham (pictured on the left), the director behind the MIFF 2016 Premiere Fund-supported film, Monsieur Mayonnaise. Find out more about the film and upcoming screenings.

Watch the video in full.

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | The Family: Behind the Cult

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | The Family: Behind the Cult

January 31st 2017 | 65th MIFF Australian Films Documentary MIFF 2016 podcast Talking Pictures

Journalist Martin McKenzie-Murray hears the incredible story from some of the survivors of one of Australia’s most notorious cults, The Family. Also on the panel is Lex de Man, the detective who uncovered their story and Rosie Jones, the director of The Family, a MIFF Premiere Fund supported documentary in world premiere at MIFF 2016. The film is on release cinemas from 23 February 2017. Find out

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Truth is Fiction

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Truth is Fiction

December 6th 2016 | podcast MIFF 2016 Documentary 65th MIFF

In documentary filmmaking, the aim to capture the subject can at times be elusive. How can a filmmaker explore a personality that won’t allow an audience in? Genevieve Bailey is joined by MIFF 2016 directors David Farrier (Tickled), Robert Greene (Kate Plays Christine), Kim Snyder (Newtown) and Andrew Wiseman (On Richard’s Side) as they address the question of whether filmmakers can ever capture r

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MIFF Staff Top 10s of 2016

MIFF Staff Top 10s of 2016

December 5th 2016 | MIFF 2016

We understand, 2016 has been quite the year. Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder, Anton Yelchin, Prince, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Brexit, Trump... 

At least there have been some ripper films in 2016 and we are here to remind you of the good times. With a nice, long summer ahead of us, now is the perfect time to catch up on some of the MIFF staffs picks and get ready for MIFF 2017!

Michelle Carey - Ar

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Bodies in Motion

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Bodies in Motion

November 8th 2016 | vodcast podcast MIFF 2016 Festival Guests Dance 65th MIFF

To depict dance on film requires a balance between a meaningful and accurate display of the movement whilst making use of the filmic techniques of the medium. Alice Glenn (No Lights No Lycra) discusses the nuances of capturing dance on film with Celia Rowlson-Hall (Ma, MIFF 2016), Anouk van Dijk (Chunky Move), Gideon Obarzanek (Sydney Dance Company) and Ella Havelka (Ella, MIFF 2016).

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Eric Darnell: Virtual Reality and Storytelling

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Eric Darnell: Virtual Reality and Storytelling

September 22nd 2016 | vodcast Virtual Reality podcast MIFF 2016

In 2016, Virtual Reality is a new frontier in storytelling - a space currently reimagining and reinventing the language of cinema, reconstituting the idea of what a filmmaker is and what an audience is. It's a space where cutting-edge technology is being harnessed, but the rules of telling a story are still being written.

Eric Darnell is one of VR's emerging masters - best known as the writer/dir

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast: In Conversation with Terence Davies

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast: In Conversation with Terence Davies

September 6th 2016 | vodcast Talking Pictures podcast MIFF 2016 Headliners Festival Guests 65th MIFF

Join the conversation with ‘Britain’s greatest living auteur’ Terence Davies as he discusses his latest film, Sunset Song, with David Stratton.

Recorded on Sunday 31 July 2016 at Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts.

Thanks to Derry Sheehan and David Ellis at Tooth & Claw for recorded and editing.

Produced by Al Cossar, Caitlin Kavanagh and Lauren Zoric for Melbourne International Fil

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