2012 Opening Night

MIFF 2012 Opening Night at Greater Union Cinemas and The Regent Plaza Ballroom.

In a star-studded event, audiences enjoyed Wayne Blair's crowd-pleasing film The Sapphires, followed by a gala after-party featuring a live performance from actor Jessica Mauboy and her co-stars.

Photos by Jim Lee.

MIFF Patron Geoffrey Rush and friends on the red carpet
The Sapphires stars Deborah Mailman, Shari Sebbens, Jessica Mauboy and Miranda Tapsell
100 Bloody Acres star Angus Sampson and friends
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and family
The original Sapphires: Naomi Mayers, Beverley Briggs, Lois Peeler and Laurel Robinson
The stars of the film with the real Sapphires
The Sapphires director Wayne Blair & co-writer Tony Briggs with the stars and the real Sapphires
The real Sapphires prepare to watch the film based on their story
The Sapphires star Jessica Mauboy hugs a young fan on the red carpet
The Sapphires director Wayne Blair and MIFF Artistic Director Michelle Carey introduce the film
Jessica Mauboy and her Sapphires co-stars perform live at the Opening Night after-party
Jessica Mauboy and her Sapphires co-stars perform live at the Opening Night after-party

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