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Join festival guest Ti West (director, The Innkeepers, The House of the Devil), Rachel Cotra (Director, Hello Darkness Film Festival), Emma Westwood (author of Monster Movies), Lee Gambin (Fangoria), Neil Foley (Monster Pictures), and moderator Guy Davis as they talk about the limits of horror, and ... Read more
MIFF turns 60 this year - join a discussion of how the changing nature of film, and the changing nature of audiences may change what film festivals mean for festival organisers, filmmakers and cinephiles alike. What might film festivals of the future look like? Moderated by Paul Harris (St Kilda ... Read more
Meet some of the MIFF 2011's best local documentary filmmakers, talking about the art of nonfiction. Guests include Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Ben Lee: Catch My Disease, MIFF 2011; Bastardy, MIFF 2008), Natalie van den Dungen (Persecution Blues: Battle for the Tote, MIFF 2011) and Genevieve Bailey (I Am ... Read more
Meet some of the amazing Australian writers behind some of the festival's centrepoint Australian and international films. Join Peter Moon (Australian Writers' Guild) in conversation with Jon Hewitt and Belinda McClory (X), Dani Valent (HERE), and Phillip Dalkin (33 Postcards). ... Thursday 28 ... Read more
Join Warren Taylor (The Narrows) as he discusses 60 years of graphic design of the Melbourne International Film Festival with special guests Ray Fisher (former Creative Director K.M. Campbell and MIFF Chairman), Max Robinson (graphic designer for MIFF 1954, 1958 and 1961) and Winston Thomas ... Read more
A panel discussion hosted by Tim Shiel (Faux Pas) during the Triple R live drive broadcast from the Stella Artois Festival Lounge in the Forum Theatre, featuring leading soundtrack artists including award winning composer Franc Tetaz and Ollie Olsen. ... Wednesday 27 July5.30pm - 6.15pm ... Stella ... Read more
With 7 of the top 10 grossing Australian films of all time being comedies, why have they all but disappeared from our screens? The multi-award winning actor, Adam Zwar (Wilfred) joins the legendary Tim Ferguson (The Big Gig) in a debate with producers Neil Peplow (Waking Ned Devine) and Ross ... Read more
What are the consequences when the technology is there for everyone to be an artist? A filmmaker? A musician? MIFF 2011 title PressPausePlay tells us that technology has opened the floodgates for new markets and new audiences, but who's breaking through the clutter of online noise, and how does ... Read more
How does a sport become a story? MIFF's This Sporting Life panel looks at the master filmmakers who can take a match and make it matter to everyone. ... Moderated by Gerard Whateley (ABC Radio Grandstand), with Nick Batzias (Madman Entertainment), Rhett Bartlett (Dial M for Movies / Richmond ... Read more
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