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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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Tetsuo: The Iron Man - A Queer Marxist Reading

Tetsuo: The Iron Man - A Queer Marxist Reading

August 12th 2017 | Video Essay Sci Fi MIFF 2017 Critics Campus 66th MIFF
A video essay by 2017 Critics Campus participant Amanda Barbour explores the queer Marxist possibilities opened up by Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo: The Iron Man.
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Nothings Lasts Forever and Oddball Dystopias of the 70s and 80s

Nothings Lasts Forever and Oddball Dystopias of the 70s and 80s

August 10th 2017 | Sci Fi MIFF 2017 Critics Campus 66th MIFF
Nothing Lasts Forever is one of a number of subversive sci-fi satires worthy of your attention, says 2017 Critics Campus participant Dominic Ellis.
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Aelita, Sci Fi and Altered Realities

Aelita, Sci Fi and Altered Realities

July 20th 2017 | Sci Fi MIFF 2017 History 66th MIFF
MIFF Marketing Intern Eliza Freeman looks at the huge influence Aelita, Queen of Mars has had on science-fiction filmmaking.
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The Death and Life of Otto Bloom | Q&A with Director Cris Jones

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom | Q&A with Director Cris Jones

July 25th 2016 | time travel Sci Fi MIFF Premiere Fund MIFF 2016 Australian Films 65th MIFF VCA

One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom will have its world premiere and screen on Opening Night of this year's festival. Written and directed by MIFF Accelerator alumnus Cris Jones (short films The Funk, MIFF 2008; Excursion, MIFF 2003), the film stars Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds) as the present-day Ada Fitzgerald and her daughter Matilda Brown as her young

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Time Travel Films To Get You In The Mood

Time Travel Films To Get You In The Mood

June 15th 2016 | Sci Fi MIFF 2016 Australian Films 65th MIFF time travel

If you can't wait for the time-travelling mind-bender The Death and Life of Otto Bloom screening as the MIFF 2016 Opening Night Gala, then now is the perfect time to re-visit classic time travel titles to get you in the mood. Filmmakers have been obsessed with time travel since light started being pointed through a lens and we have a cracking list to get you primed.

Posted by Alexandra Lagerwey,

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