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A documentary about a competitive game, called "Sijavica", played in Dalmatia: a game requiring a special skill and which strongly relies on the integrity of the players. ... Read more
[.Tibbar] tells the story in reverse (the title spelt backwards reads rabbit) of 20,000 albino rabbits on a breeding farm. In astonishing detail we see the entire lives of these trapped rabbits. The oddly normal backward movements of both breeders and rabbits evoke a sense of extreme distance, and ... Read more
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
MIFF has brought together the amazing and imaginative works by Image Forum, Japan. Exclusive to MIFF, these short films are at the epicentre of experimental filmmaking in a range of styles. [The Trains] (Hirata Takahiro, 8 mins) is a rhythmic rendition of [Kaerunoouta] (Frog song), created by the ... Read more
The direct and fragmentary narratives of dead, wounded and fleeing civilians and soldiers powerfully conveys the reality of the Russian Chechen conflict in [14 Episodes]. ... --- ... D/P Murad Mazaev WS Kaukasus TV Foundation L Chechen w/English subtitles TD video/col/2004/9mins ... Read more
"The next two films are free of lead actors and are about constellations within the group. In 25 Fireman's Street, the house is the star; in Budapest Tales, the trolley car. 25 Fireman's Street tells the tale of a house being demolished and as the house crumbles, a century of Hungarian history ... Read more
Black comic "instructional guide", with 25 step-by-step examples of how each method works. ... Read more
This film, by Hungarian director Istvan Szabo, won the major prize at the 1974 Locarno festival. As the title might indicate, the film deals with the inhabitants of an apartment building in Budapest. The neighbourhood has been condemned, and the sounds of demolition disrupt the inhabitants' ... Read more
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 digibeta/2007/15 mins ... Read more
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 Most Cinematic Potential at the VCA awards. ... --- ... D/S/P Callum Cooper WS VCA School of Film & ... Read more
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 the stoic star. --- D/S Erin White P Dane Carson WS VCA School of Film & Television TD ... Read more
We won't be announcing the TBC slot at Forum Theatre, 9.15pm on Sunday night - but here are some clues to help you figure it out. Direct from 2006 Cannes Film Festival Competition. Much loved European Auteur. Spicy Brew of Passion & Superstition. Ole! ... Read more
A key work of post-war Japanese cinema, A Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji broke with conventions of the samurai film through its strong critique of warrior 'ethics'. Witty and generally light-hearted (although with a surprisingly dark finale), A Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji could also be characterised as ... Read more
A documentary about the election of a beauty queen in a small village. Having been exposed to bad taste and cheap music on television, the villagers transform the occasion into a caricature, highlighting the ill effects of false urbanisation, which results in the impoverishment of the peasants and ... Read more
Fans of Takeshi's two films prior to this (Violent Cop and Boiling Point) must have had their expectations confounded! After his relentless explorations of renegade cops and pitiless Yakuza, to come up with a Japanese surfing romance?! A Scene at the Sea is such a delight that it seems ... Read more
Typical example of a recent German teaching film, designed for university level. Detailed close-up views of the methods used by the spider, showing the technique of "spot- welding" individual strands of the web. ... Experiments on destruction of the web show the repair work undertaken. Finishes ... Read more
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United Nations assists isolated Greek villagers to build a road and so attract visitors and improve trade. ... Read more
A collection of fresh new Australian shorts from MIFF Accelerators and previous MIFF Shorts award-winners. ... Cicada (9 mins)HEART (30 mins)River of No Return (55 mins) ... ---TD DigiBeta/2007-2008/91mins ... Read more
A collection of fresh new Australian shorts from MIFF Accelerators and previous MIFF Shorts award-winners. ... Four Erin White, 18 minsThe Funk Cris Jones, 7 minsNetherland Dwarf David Michod, 15 mins Nice Shootin' Cowboy Ben Phelps, 15 minsDirections Kasimir Burgess, 14 minsThe Ground Beneath Rene ... Read more
Accelerator brings together some of the region's brightest new filmmaking talent. In the heat of MIFF's first weekend, from 22nd-25th July, Accelerator has invited 13 writer/directors from Australia and New Zealand to participate in this dynamic program of presentations, workshops, meetings ... Read more
This is the first of two must-see short film programs from the hottest new filmmaking talent in Australia and New Zealand, plus this year for the first time, Denmark. ... Accelerator is an annual MIFF initiative designed to fast-track the careers of outstanding emerging filmmakers. Alongside the ... Read more
A must-see program of short films from the hottest new filmmaking talent from Australia, New Zealand and Canada. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
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