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Alison Klayman (Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, MIFF 2012) brings us this affectionate portrait of influential contemporary artist Carmen Herrera, who only found recognition and fame in her 90s. ... Read more
Three cinematic postcards offering a hopeful perspective on young lives lived in trouble spots in the West Bank, Zambia and Afghanistan. ... Read more
The traditional three-year, three-month retreat practised by Buddhist monks, delivers a higher state of clarity and motivation. Lhamo faces her own form of retreat to discover something similar. ... Read more
Olivia is creator of the the lifelike Shinjoi (Soulmate) robots, but after the destruction of a prototype she begins to question the nature of love and loss. By Sarah-Jane Woulahan (Acts of God, MIFF 2014). ... Read more
Co-directed by Pia Borg, whose Crystal World won Best Experimental Short Film at MIFF in 2013, comes this survey of the Adamson Collection of outsider art created by patients at the Netherne psychiatric hospital between 1946 and 1981. Winner of the Golden Pardino for Best International Short Film at Locarno. ... Read more
A program of exhilarating shorts by emerging filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand. See the work of tomorrow's hottest directors today. All Accelerator directors are guests of the festival. ... Read more
A program of exhilarating shorts by emerging filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand. See the work of tomorrow's hottest directors today. All Accelerator directors are guests of the festival. ... Read more
A knight in shining armour attempts to rescue a damsel in distress but runs afoul of a little-known historical catastrophe. ... Read more
For thousands of years the Neolithic civilisation of Europe constructed ever-more complex stone monuments. Initially dismissed as "illiterate barbarians", they have only recently received a radical reappraisal, giving birth to the new science of Archaeo-Astronomy. ... Far from being "savages", the Neolithic were highly intelligent, integrating a spiritual worldview with extraordinarily skilled fea... Read more
From a squirrel's existential quest to an anthropomorphised hut taking a bath, enjoy this collection of diverse, animated shorts from around the world. ... Read more
Unexpectedly alone one morning, Anna finds herself lost over how to fill her day. She puts on a tight dress and heads out to find a man. First Prize winner at the 2016 Cannes Cinéfondation. ... Read more
While away at sea, a Filipino fisherman receives some devastating news from back home. ... Read more
A collection of Australia's finest short films, including new works by MIFF Accelerator alumni. ... Read more
Ali Asgari (More Than Two Hours, MIFF 2013) returns with this tale of a university student who, having had a baby in secret, must try to find somebody to look after it while her parents visit. ... Read more
A middle-aged couple are minding their own business when a wormhole to another dimension opens in their backyard and changes their lives. ... Read more
Among the racial tension of the neighbourhood where they live, a bond forms between two girls from different backgrounds. Winner of the Generation 14plus – Best Short Film Crystal Bear at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. ... Read more
The experiences of the Romani in present-day Portugal are explored through images, mythology and relics of the past. Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival. ... Read more
"Discover what it's like to be an astronaut." – Washington Post ... Bella Gaia is an unprecedented audiovisual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time-lapse nature photography and cultural heritage footage with stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world, all offering a poetic vision of Earth from space. ... Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the lif... Read more
A patient at an eye clinic has an unexpected moment of empathy when she overhears an older woman describing a tragic experience. Winner of the Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film at the 2015 Venice Film Festival. ... Read more
A collection of the best short films of the festival, as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards jury and programmers: ... Everything Will Be Okay (30 minutes)Nowhere Line: Voices From Manus Island (16 minutes)We Can't Live Without Cosmos (16 minutes)Monaco (13 minutes)Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and The Rose (13 minutes)When the Dogs Talked (34 minutes)Tehran-geles (18 minutes) ... Read more
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