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$9.99 (Tatia Rosenthal, 2008)
The meaning of life is cheap. ... $9.99 has the beauty of meticulous claymation, nourished by the sustenance of a master storyteller. Tatia Rosenthal has taken a who's who of Australian voice talent … Read more

(S)truth: Metric Time (Michelle Warner, 2003)
Made in 1994, this French Government video was intended for distribution amongst Foreign Affairs Departments in English-speaking countries. It reveals how the French Department of the Interior propos… Read more

(The) Taking (of) Place (Daniel Staten-Robinson, 1984)
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......of Everything (Gary Warner, 1987)
This film is not a film, this film is film. It is for its moment extreme and relentless, a stuttering excess of electro-hokey knee bending, shrieking and clamouring in the dark to be heard above the … Read more

...In A Few Words... (George Ray, 1990)
A child tries to string meaningful phrases together. A young man finds no string to tie. A film where the cast of extras have remained long after the lead roles have left. ... Read more

...In Twenty Words or Less (Tim C. Patterson, 1994)
Tim Patterson just about manages to achieve the impossible in his 'epic-grammatic' bid to explain Japan in twenty words or less (give or take a few). Take-away impressions of a complex culture occur … Read more

003½ (Richard McCarthy, )
Agent 003V4, a James Bond for the under tens, inspires awe in all those around him by drinking drinks made with "real fruit juices". Inspires all, that is, except "M". ... Read more

1 - 2 - 1 (Zip Collective, 1982)
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10 CONDITIONS OF LOVE, THE (Jeff Daniels, 2009)
Is there a tougher woman than Rebiya Kadeer? ... Rebiya Kadeer spent six years in a Chinese prison before being exiled to Washington DC. An tireless advocate for the independence of her oil-rich Uygh… Read more

100 BLOODY ACRES (Colin Cairnes, Cameron Cairnes, 2012)
The MIFF Premiere Fund-supported debut feature from Melbourne's Cairnes brothers was winning awards before it was even made. ... When three young suburbanites head off to a music festival in the coun… Read more

100% WOOL (Tony Mahood, 1986)
The urbane and almost mournful life of a Melbourne busker, Monty, is invaded by his country-cousin Ida. As she learns the rules of the often capricious lifestyle of Monty and his friends, she comes t… Read more

1001 Suburban Nights (Spiro Economopoulos, 1992)
A suburban encounter and a mutual need for companionship lead to a re-telling of the tales of 1001 Arabian Nights. Eerily distant images force words back into the prominence they once held in the day… Read more

2001: A Football Odyssey (Michael Nicholson, 1981)
A satirical look at where Australian Rules football is going in the year 2001. ... Read more

223 (Dirk de Bruyn, 1985)
Part of the direct-on-film series a series of films made by working directly on the film surface without a camera. Scratching bleaching, drawing with felt pens, and letraset, are some of the techniqu… Read more

224 (Dirk de Bruyn, 1987)
An abstract film containing a meditation of photographs from the filmmakers past ... Read more

27A (Esben Storm, 1974)
Winner of the 1974 AFI Best Film award, 27A is an electrifying film experience, led by a remarkable performance from Robert McDarra. This Australian classic, which has never before screened at MIFF, … Read more

296 Smith Street (John Evagora, )
Ahmed's pawnshop deals with addicts, thieves, poor old ladies and attackers, it's just another day at 296 Smith Street. ... D/S John Evagora P Jorge Tsadilias WS Victorian College of the Arts TD digi… Read more

2:37 (, 2005)
A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place duri… Read more

2:41 Upfield (Callum Cooper, )
In an environment that exists only in its immediacy, a man stumbles over familiarity in the darkness. Local filmmaker Callum Cooper's first animation was awarded the Best Script, Best Animation and M… Read more

33 POSTCARDS (M) (Pauline Chan, 2011)
An inter-continental journey with a little girl lost and an adult looking to be found. ... For Mei Mei (Zhu Lin), escaping her orphan upbringing and becoming part of a real family is a dream that has… Read more

35 Summers (Mark Titmarsh, 1988)
With a certain cynicism and lack of modesty I offer to you the story of the wanderer and his shadow. Not a Diary Film since the events depicted are filled with symbolism, error, vagueness and lies. R… Read more

4 (Tim Slade, 2007)
In four corners of the globe - in each of the four seasons - four outstanding violinists undergo an extraordinary journey through their homelands. The resonant and much-loved music of Vivaldi's The … Read more

4,000 Hours (Les Platt, 1958)
The story of a Vickers Viscount upon its introduction into the passenger carrying flight — including how maintenance is carried out until the aircraft undergoes complete overhaul after having f… Read more

5 LOST AT SEA (Jesse Martin, Josh Schmidt, 2009)
Young. Real. Naive. ... In 1999, 21-year-old Jesse Martin became the youngest person ever to sail solo, non stop and unassisted around the world. On his return he took four other young people sailing… Read more

62 Sleeps (Erin White, )
Capturing a moment in time, this is a poignant film about a young girl yearning for her absent father. Erin White's 62 Sleeps is wonderfully understated and deeply affecting, with Beatrice Bradley as… Read more

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