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DETOUR DE FRANCE (Daniel Jones, 2006)
SUNDAY 6 AUGUST, 5PM - SOLD OUT ... Providing a uniquely Australian perspective on the biggest annual sporting event in the world, Dan Jones' documentary debut follows the fortunes of the 2005 Tour d… Read more

Dolphin Glide (George Greenough, 2003)
George Greenough has been called the most forward-thinking ocean-immersive motion picture photographer of the last few decades. Dolphin Glide is his newest work and is the culmination of his latest i… Read more

DR JAZZ (David Perry, 1998)
Painter/photographer/filmmaker David Perry immersed himself in Sydney's vibrant jazz scene and came out drenched in musical flavour and improvisation. Interviews with prominent Sydney jazz players in… Read more

EM 4 JAY (Alkinos Tsilimidos, 2006)
SATURDAY 5 AUGUST, 9PM - SOLD OUT ... World Premiere ... Melbourne iconoclast, Alkinos Tsilimidos, teams up again with renowned playwright Daniel Keene (Tom White MIFF 2004) to create this unflinchin… Read more

ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY (Eron Sheean, 2012)
The human body contains many secrets and some wounds are too deep to ever be healed. ... In a mysterious laboratory in snow-cloaked Dresden, visiting Canadian scientist Geoff Burton finds himself wor… Read more

FACE TO FACE (Michael Rymer, 2011)
"A bristling little Australian indie that lands its many punches with pungent power." - Hollywood Reporter ... After Greg (Vince Colosimo) is attacked by a young employee outside his home, he finds h… Read more

FALLOUT (Lawrence Johnston, 2013)
The untold story of Nevil Shute's famed novel On The Beach and the film of the same name. ... Acclaimed British-Australian novelist Nevil Shute's best-known work, On The Beach is widely considered on… Read more

FEELING SEXY (Davida Allen, 1999)
Vicki is an impetuous art student who falls in love with, and marries, Greg, a shy medical student. Soon, married life equates with being stuck at home with two toddlers. not quite what Vicki anticip… Read more

FORTRESS AUSTRALIA (Peter Butt, 2001)
Fortress Australia uncovers the brazen attempt by successive Australian governments to fortress the nation with atomic weapons. Recently released top secret documents finally allow this astonishing s… Read more

GERRY HUMPHRYS – THE LOVED ONE (Nigel Buesst, 2000)
What ever happened to Gerry Humphrys? This is teh question asked and answered in Nigel Buesst's tribute to a great lost figure in Australian music. Humphrys is best remembered as front man for The Lo… Read more

GHOST PAINTINGS (James Clayden, )
James Clayden's Ghost Paintings series, produced over the past 17 years, represents a bold and unique synthesis of film and video art. Carefully layered textures, colours and sounds become a sort of … Read more

girl in a mirror (Kathy Drayton, 2005)
[Girl in a Mirror] is a riveting portrait of the extraordinary Carol Jerrems, a photographer of phenomenal talent, who documented counter-culture in Australia during the 1970s. Precocious and irrever… Read more

GLOBAL HAYWIRE (Bruce Petty, 2006)
Written, directed and animated by Oscar-winning filmmaker and cartoonist Bruce Petty, Global Haywire is a documentary fable, threading live action and animation with stunning dynamism and originality… Read more

goodbye paradise (Carl Schultz, 1982)
On its 1982 release, [Goodbye Paradise] earned the AFI Award for Best Actor and Best Screenplay. Ray Barrett plays Michael Stacey, a disgraced former Queensland assistant police commissioner, in a fi… Read more

GULPILIL: ONE RED BLOOD (Darlene Johnson, 2002)
On recently finishing his lead role in The Tracker (MIFF Opening Night film), David Gulpilil returned to the Yolgnu clan in Arnhem Land in Northern Australia, where his tribal status necessitates soc… Read more

HAIL (Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2011)
An ambitious experimental docudrama, Hail draws from the life experiences of its star: ex-criminal and jail-cell philosopher Danny Jones. ... Both epic love story and autobiography, the audacious Hai… Read more

HAMLET X (James Clayden, 2004)
Hamlet X AustraliaJames Clayden, described by Adrian Martin at this year's Rotterdam Film Festival as 'one of Australia's best kept artistic secrets', returns to MIFF following the screening of his h… Read more

HEAD ON (Ana Kokkinos, 1998)
Nineteen year-old Ari (Alex Dimitriades) is obsessed with sex, drugs, his little sister's Lebanese boyfriend and his best friend's transvestite tendencies. Spread over an intense and eventful day, He… Read more

HEPHZIBAH (Curtis Levy, 1998)
Curtis Levy's documentary traces the public and private life of Hephzibah Menuhin, celebrated equally as a concert pianist and human rights worker. When her brother, internationally acclaimed violini… Read more

high or dry (Brodie Higgs, )
*IMPORTANT* ... Due to circumstances beyond MIFF's control, *_High or Dry_* will not be screening at the festival. See daily schedule changes for replacement films. ... [High or Dry], depicting middl… Read more

HIRED ASSASSINS (Helen Burrow, 2003)
Helen Barrow's penetrating documentary takes us behind the scenes at the offices of Australia's leading newspapers and into the studios of the country's leading political cartoonists. Combining fly o… Read more

HOLLYWOOD GOLD (Ben Lewin, 2002)
Australian director Ben Lewin's fascination and obsession with jewellery was spawned during the production of his film The Favour, The Watch, and the Very Big Fish. It all started with a watch that J… Read more

HOLY ROLLERS (Rosie Jones, 2000)
Biblical tours are big business. Suzi Rosedale moved from Australia to an Arab outer suburb of Jerusalem in 1984. Since then she has run a highly successful company chaperoning devout pilgrims around… Read more

HUMAN TOUCH (Paul Cox, 2004)
Human Touch Australia From Paul Cox (Innocence, MIFF 2000), one of Australia's most celebrated filmmakers, comes the World Premiere of the erotically charged drama Human Touch. Features an atmospheri… Read more

HUNT ANGELS (Alec Morgan, 2005)
A dark and dangerous episode in Australia's cinema history is vibrantly reanimated and reinterpreted through Hunt Angels. Using innovative digital composite techniques never before utilised in an Aus… Read more

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