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MIFF Talks: Australian Cities on Film (Melbourne Conversations)

MIFF Talks: Australian Cities on Film (Melbourne Conversations)

October 21st 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Festival Guests MIFF 2019 MIFF Talks
Join filmmakers, critics and academics as they explore examples of how Australian cities are represented on film, and imagine what Australian cities on film might look like as our urban populations boom.
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MIFF Talks: The World Online

MIFF Talks: The World Online

October 1st 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Festival Guests MIFF Talks
The internet has become central to our way of living and social networking is a global revolution. How has the online environment altered the way we behave, relate to each other and understand the world? How has popular culture attempted to reflect, understand and challenge the impact of the online world?
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MIFF Talks: Beyond Buoyancy, International Slavery and Our Seafood

MIFF Talks: Beyond Buoyancy, International Slavery and Our Seafood

September 5th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Festival Guests MIFF Talks
This panel discussion – consisting of experts dedicated to exposing and preventing the human right abuses – continues the discussion Buoyancy begins, with a focus on providing information and strategies to call for transparency and traceability of seafood products in our supply chains.
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MIFF Talks: Telling Other People’s Stories

MIFF Talks: Telling Other People’s Stories

September 4th 2019 | 2019 68th MIFF Festival Guests MIFF Talks
A panel of critics and filmmakers discuss if there are certain stories that cannot – or should not – be told, except by artists of a particular race, gender or lived experience.
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MIFF Talks Podcast: Dystopia on Film

MIFF Talks Podcast: Dystopia on Film

December 4th 2017 | Talking Pictures Sci Fi podcast MIFF Talks MIFF 2017 Film Criticism 66th MIFF

Fill the Handmaid's Tale-sized hole in your life with this panel discussion.

Drawing on MIFF’s Sci-Fi Retrospective and other dystopian works, including Ben C Lucas' OtherLife, filmmakers, film critics and authors invite you to join them in talking all things dystopian and post-apocalyptic, and just how plausible a Gileadean future (or present!) may be.

Panellists include Alexandra Heller-Nichol

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MIFF Talks Podcast: Pioneering Women

MIFF Talks Podcast: Pioneering Women

September 5th 2017 | Women Filmmakers MIFF Talks MIFF 2017 Festival Guests Australian Films 66th MIFF

Co-presented with the Australian Directors’ Guild, the MIFF Talks Pioneering Women panel brought together influential Australian female directors and actors Gillian ArmstrongClaudia KarvanNadia TassAna Kokkinos and Clara Law. Moderated by Sam Lang, this is an absolute must-listen (or watch!) if you missed it during the festival. Recorded on Saturday 12 August 2017 at The Wheeler Centre. Watc

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Alive and Radical: The Grey-Haired Girls of Top of the Lake: China Girl

Alive and Radical: The Grey-Haired Girls of Top of the Lake: China Girl

August 9th 2017 | Women Filmmakers MIFF Talks MIFF 2017 Critics Campus 66th MIFF
Jane Campion celebrates the spirit of women in their prime both on screen and in person with Top of the Lake: China Girl, writes 2017 Critics Campus participant Blythe Worthy.
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A Brilliant Career: Gillian Armstrong’s Filmmaking reaches High Tide

A Brilliant Career: Gillian Armstrong’s Filmmaking reaches High Tide

July 31st 2017 | Women Filmmakers MIFF Talks MIFF 2017 Festival Guests Australian Films 66th MIFF
Rowena Lloyd traces Gillian Armstrong's career, her feminist focus, and her drive to investigate the complexities of the lives of others.
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