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A team of Irish filmmakers are setting out to make a cinema-quality feature film in just 72 hours. ... The Ballad of Des & Mo is a romantic comedy that will be made on the fly on location in Melbourne from 3 August, edited live at Federation Square and screened at ACMI on Sunday 8 August. ... Note ... Read more
The hunk who plays Vinnie Chase in HBO's Entourage series, Adrian Grenier, speaks with Charlie Pickering about his time on the other side of the photographer's lens while making Teenage Paparazzo, and reflects on our celebrity obsessed culture. ... Read more
"As close to pure existential cinema as American filmmaking is likely to get these days … All is Lost [is an] emotionally resonant one-man showcase for Robert Redford." - Variety ... The talk of Cannes, JC Chandor’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Margin Call sees Robert Redford ... Read more
Join director Robert Connolly, Balibo star Anthony LaPaglia and very special guest José Ramos-Horta, the President of East Timor, for a discussion on the historical background and filming of the volatile political thriller. ... Saturday 25 July, 11am - 12.30pm ... BMW Edge, Federation Square ... Read more
Catch the best shorts of the Festival at the red-carpet awards night on Friday 7 August, 7pm at Greater Union cinemas. ... MIFF features one of the most highly regarded short film competitions in the southern hemisphere - one of the few in which the winners have the opportunity to be nominated for ... Read more
Melbourne avant-garde film pioneers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill have devoted their artistic careers to the fascinating possibilities of projected light. For over 40 years, they have created film experiences exploring the cinema's relationship to performance, perception and the film medium itself ... Read more
MIFF Patron Geoffrey Rush presents a film that had a formative experience on him, Fred Schepisi's The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith. A Q&A session featuring Geoffrey Rush and Fred Schepisi will follow the screening.Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive 's Kodak/Atlab Project.---D/P/S ... Read more
Does maths have a colour? Does it have a sound? Media-artist Rocco Helmchen and composer Johannes Kraas try to answer these questions in their latest fulldome edutainment show. ... Taking audiences on a journey into a fascinating world of sensuous, ever-evolving images and symphonic-electronic ... Read more
An energetic, star-studded musical road trip about finding where you belong. ... Filmed in the desert-scapes of Western Australia's Broome, this exuberant musical road movie - studded with stars of stage and screen including Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, with Missy Higgins and Geoffrey Rush - began ... Read more
Escher’s Universe is based on the life and work of Maurits Cornelis Escher. Was he an artist, an astronomer, a mathematician, a traveller? ... This show takes audiences into the artist’s studio where his most iconic works are displayed. It visits Escher’s particular universe ... Read more
Fahrenheit 9/11USA.Winner of the Palme d'Or and FIPRESCI prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Michael Moore's (Bowling for Columbine) blistering film takes a look at the state ofAmerica today and the role played by the Bush 'dynasty'. From the controversy surrounding the 2000 US presidential ... Read more
This 1981 Filipino heightsploitation classic is a satire of the James Bond series that - while featuring a hero short in stature - doesn't fail to measure up in the cheesy action department. ... --- ... D Eddie Nicart P Dick Randall, Peter M Caballes S Cora Caballes Dist Umbrella Entertainment TD ... Read more
MIFF is excited to again present a special program of jaw-dropping fulldome screenings at the Melbourne Planetarium. Located at Scienceworks, the Planetarium features a 16-metre domed ceiling, reclining seats, a surround-sound stereo system and projection system that blankets the dome with a ... Read more
MIFF is excited to again present a special program of jaw-dropping fulldome screenings at the Melbourne Planetarium. Located at Scienceworks, the Planetarium features a 16-metre domed ceiling, reclining seats, a surround-sound stereo system and projection system that blankets the dome with a ... Read more
Screening as part of the MIFF Premiere Fund this year, Mother of Rock tells the story of Australian journalist Lillian Roxon, matriarch of the revolutionary late 60s New York music scene. In 1970 Germaine Greer dedicated The Female Eunuch to Lillian, a visionary woman who was ahead of her time. ... Read more
Giorgia Mangiemele's post-war films express a unique cinematic perspective, and four of his most important films have now been fully restored and re-mastered by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). ... MIFF and the NFSA present the launch of a new DVD Box Set, coproduced by NFSA and Ronin ... Read more
Strap on your 3D glasses for a voyage into the outer reaches of deep space on Melbourne's biggest screen at IMAX. ... Join seven astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis as they embark on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. See the solar system in eye-popping 3D. ... Read more
"Almodóvar followers who have secretly been hankering for a return to the broad, transgressive comedy of his early work will be thrilled by I'm So Excited!, a hugely entertaining, feelgood celebration of human sexuality." - Variety ... Ten thousand feet in the air, Mexico-bound Peninsula ... Read more
David Stratton (of ABC's At the Movies) talks candidly with Anna Karina about her experiences as a young actress in the thick of the nouvelle vague movement, what it was like to work with directors like Godard and Fassbinder, and about her own experiences as a filmmmaker, singer and icon of an era ... Read more
Philippa Hawker, senior film writer for The Age, talks with French director Claire Denis (Beau travail, MIFF 00; Trouble Every Day, MIFF 03) about her approach to filmmaking, and about her new film 35 Shots of Rum, showing this year at MIFF. ... $25 full price $20 MIFF members ... MIFF passes are ... Read more
MIFF programmer Nick Moore talks with minimalist composer Michael Nyman, who has written the scores for dozens of films including The Piano, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and The Draughtsman's Contract (showing this year at MIFF). Also screening in this year's MIFF program is Peter ... Read more
“If I've learned anything from big budget action movies it's that complicated global problems are best solved by one lonely guy.” ... Join the charismatic documentary filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me); as he speaks about his life and latest film, Where in the World is Osama Bin ... Read more
MIFF programmer Nick Moore talks with Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (the Pusher trilogy, MIFF 06) about his new film Bronson and his forthcoming projects. ... $25 full price$20 MIFF members ... MIFF passes are not valid. ... Read more
MIFF and Universal Pictures are proud to present the Gala Australian Premiere screening of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. ... Quentin Tarantino will personally introduce the Australian Premiere of his newest film, a World War II revenge fantasy about a Nazi-killing squad of US troops ... Read more
A night of live performances by Gossip Pop, pig&machine with DP Wolf, and The Primitive Calculators, in conjunction with MIFF's Punk Becomes Pop program. ... An unanticipated exposure of bodily parts featuring The Primitive Calculators, Gossip Pop, and Pig&Machine with DPWolf. Bright abrupt ... Read more
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