Accelerator brings together some of the region's brightest new filmmaking talent. In the heat of MIFF's first weekend, from 22nd-25th July, Accelerator has invited 13 writer/directors from Australia and New Zealand to participate in this dynamic program of presentations, workshops, meetings, parties and screenings with local and international industry specialists.
This programme includes...
* [Blue Tongue] (Justin Kurzel, 6 mins)* [Kerosene Creek] (Michael Bennett, 13 mins)* [62 Sleeps] (Erin White 11 mins)* [The Life and Death of Ash Boy] (Alex Badham, 15 mins)* [Together, in the Middle of Nowhere] (Tony Krawitz, 16 mins)* [Grange] (Catriona McKenzie, 26 mins)
Now in its second year, Accelerator is a Melbourne International Film Festival initiative in partnership with the Australian Film Commission and Film Victoria, and in association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
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A lonely woman who lives with her daughter in disconnected silence sews herself a new man from discarded rags. His presence exacerbates tension in the mother-daughter relationship. An unconventional … More »
A solitary mole man's routine existence is rocked by the arrival of a potential companion. With his desire for contact at war with his suspicion of others, the mole man makes a series of attempts to … More »
'Abbas Kiarostami has had extensive influence on world filmmaking over his 30-year career, particularly in Iran and developing countries. 10 on Ten,a self-contained masterclass on cinema, succinctly … More »
Singapore'Growing up in the world's most oppressive nanny state can be bad for your mental health, and 15 tells it like it is. 26-year-old Royston Tan's social satire has given local censors their bi… More »
Hong Kong/China, 2004
20: 30: 40 Hong Kong/ChinaSex and the City Taipei-style. Nominated for the Golden Bear at this year's Berlin Film Festival, this irresistible film from Sylvia Chang is a fun and entertaining romantic… More »