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Outrageous and courageous, this contemporary selection of Australian Indigenous shorts rises above stereotypes with tales of the most entertaining, emotional and humorous variety - from ills caused by witch doctors' curses to entrepreneurial pensioners and the vagaries of being a checkout chick ... Read more
Sourcing this country's best new talent, this program of homegrown shorts is insightful, moving and funny. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
A collection of Australia's finest short films, including several new works by MIFF Accelerator alumni. ... Read more
A healthy crop of homegrown shorts, featuring all filmmakers as guests of the Festival. ... Read more
A collection of Australia's finest short films, including new works by MIFF Accelerator alumni. ... Read more
This blackly comic look at taxidermy leads us to think about our own relationships with our families, our pets and death. --- D/S Samantha Reynolds P Nora Donaghy WS Nora Donaghy TD video/col/ 2005/27mins ... Read more
One day unfolds through the eyes of 12 year old Janine when she goes with her foster parents to meet her biological family for the first time --- ... D/S Pauline Whyman P Kath Shelper TD video/col/2007/5mins ... Read more
The funny and wonderfully animated Badgered tells the tale of a badger who just wants to be left alone to sleep! --- D/S Sharon Colman P Jamie Wolpert WS National Film & Television School TD video/col/2005/7mins ... Read more
Proposed by Bahman Ghobadi for MIFF 05, this programme is an eclectic selection of short films from one of the least-known filmmaking cultures in the world. Diverse and stylistically adventurous, these films broaden our understanding of Kurdish cinema and culture, and also provide a context for ... 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
“The Ballad of Narayama is Imamura's masterpiece.” - Senses of Cinema No holds barred in its depiction of a harsh village existence 100 years ago, The Ballad of Narayama is a remake of the 1958 film of the same name. On entering her 69th year, family matriarch Orin faces the certainty that ... Read more
A quirky scientist in a sperm bank is in love with the nurse at the fertility clinic, but she doesn't even know he exists. In this tale of unrequited love, he takes some crazy steps just to prove his heart. The Banker is ex-pat Hattie Dalton's BAFTA-Award winning first short. --- D/S Hattie Dalton ... Read more
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The Bat and The Butterfly is a Dhuwa story that is told in Rittharngu language in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. In a misguided search for affection, a ruthless hunter abducts a caring young woman from her tribe. ... --- ... D Dave Jones S Tom E. Lewis (Balaag) & Michael Wagner P ... Read more
Before dawn, the wheat gently undulates on the hillside. Before dawn, people will rise and others will take away their hope. Bálint Kenyeres' poignant reminder of the state of the world and its borders was screened in Competition in Cannes, 2005. ... --- ... D/S Bálint Kenyeres P András Muhi WS ... Read more
Behind the Scenes of Turtles Can Fly was made by a Kurdish filmmaker, Abdin Aliveisi, who stayed with the crew for six months of the gruelling shoot, with the aim of showing the conditions under which the film was made. A remarkable document of the production of a remarkable film, it explains the ... Read more
A snapshot of the lives of three teenagers (encompassing past, present and future), this seductively dreamy film explores their longing for love, played out under Mediterranean skies. This poetic film by Laurence Coriat (writer of Michael Winterbottom's Wonderland) premiered at Sundance, 2005. ... Read more
Picturesque Belgium in four movements: earth. water, air and fire. ... Read more
A number of sombre talking heads frankly describe their most personal and perverse attitudes on sex, violence, and other family matters. This is fiction, based on documentary material, that looks like an experimental film. The actors are reciting lines from horrifying, but authentic, texts by (and ... Read more
Bert is just an ordinary revolting slob until his behaviour is transformed in a bathroom encounter. ... Read more
See the best short of the fest screening and awards night on Friday 8 August 9pm at the fabulous Capitol Theatre. ... A 120 minute program of the award winning shorts will be announced on the night. ... 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
A collection of the best short films of the festival as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards Jury. ... Films are: It's Not a Cowboy Movie (France, 2012), pictured; Spine (Australia, 2012); Kin (Australia, 2011); Silent (Turkey, 2012); The Pub (UK, 2012); Paradise (USA, 2012); Arcana (Austria, 2011) ... Read more
A repeat screening of the best shorts of the Festival, as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards jury. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
A repeat screening of the best shorts of the Festival, as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards Jury. ... Read more
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