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A collection of the best short films of the festival as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards Jury. ... Read more
MIFF will present a selection of the best of this year's bumper short-film crop. Following the announcement of the winners of the International Short Film Competition will be a screening of some of the highlights of the competition. ... Read more
Produced in a country with no film tradition at all, this experimental film, made by a theatre collective, is immensely political and firmly rooted in the local culture. ... Read more
Films that explore the internal, depict the domestic and find the personal worlds contained between the walls. ... Read more
Films that pry amongst the trees, dig beneath the landscape and unearth the secrets of the scenery. ... Read more
It's been 60 years since Enid and Clarry were married and today they plan to renew their wedding vows. There's only one small hitch, they're having trouble remembering them. The Big Day is a romantic comedy by renowned filmmaker Christine Olsen, scriptwriter of Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002). --- D/P/WS ... Read more
Riding a crowded bus, a man spies a white box, but while opening it he dies. The woman sitting in front of him steals the cursed box, linking her fate to its contents. This frantically charged short is emblematic of contemporary Argentinean cinema and is not to be missed. --- D/S Venditti+Hofman ... Read more
This unforgettable musical animation stars a young man afraid to come out... of the locker. Set on the beach in the 1960s, this is a rocking spin on an old favourite tune. --- D/P/S Lasse Persson WS Post Scriptum & Media TD 35mm/col/ 2004/7mins ... Read more
A collection of Indigenous short films programmed by Blackfella Films. ... ... Proudly presented by ... ... ... Read more
Love can be difficult at the best of times, and the remarkable Blacktown is a disarmingly honest tale of love-against-the-odds. Office secretary Nikki (Niki Owen) is disillusioned with her fraught, 'sometime' relationship with married boyfriend, Peter. Emotionally scarred by the dysfunctional ... Read more
Blicklust sets up a perverse dynamic of scientific and sadistic study. Commencing with an elaborate diagram of an eye, the film plummets into an indeterminate shadow world, peering through ruffled curtains at images cold, precise and debauched. The scientific dissection of living tissue is matched ... 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
David Lynch meets Jane Campion. On the fringes of a housing estate a girl seduces a boy with a secret she will only reveal in exchange for his love. When the boy fails to honor the pact, that which he holds closest is threatened by the girl's desire for revenge. Blue Tongue screened in Critics' ... Read more
This fictional narrative reflects, through an inner dramaturgy of gestures and rooms, a mother/daughter relationship. Through its archetypal iconography, it discreetly provokes debate about the Indian problem of self-denial. ... Read more
Ravel's most popular work is danced by the Belgian 20th Century Ballet, with choreography by Maurice Bejart. This is a straightforward cinematic record of the performance with neither tricks nor frills, but just the relentless tumescence of the music with its visual counterpart in dance. ... Read more
[Born Dead] is Jacek Blawut's powerful and intimate observation of Robert Jurczyga, a 23-year-old man incarcerated in remand centres since he was just 15. Close to his release date, Robert volunteers as a carer in the Duet Rehabilitation Programme, initiated by the Krakow Penitentiary and a local ... Read more
Join comedians Peter Helliar and Justin Hamilton for a Helliar and Hammo Dig Flicks in-conversation with prolific and prodigious comic talent Bobcat Goldthwait, as he talks about his 30-year career in film and television - and the dark streak of his own big-screen features, from directorial debut ... Read more
Leonard lives with his Aunt Alethea in Broken Gate. He lost his mother when he was young, but he never lost hope that he would find her again. This is a beautifully crafted work from Melbourne's Blue Dahlia Films. --- D/S Craig Brookes, Andrea Brookes P Julie Stone WS Blue Dahlia Films TD ... Read more
“Nuttily wonderful… Best of 2006.” - New York Times Equal parts childhood reminiscence, expressionist horror movie, teen detective serial and Grand Guignol reverie, Brand Upon the Brain! is a majestic silent-style movie. The fictionalised story sees house painter Guy Maddin (Erik Steffen ... Read more
From an Open Letter of Sandino to the President of the United States in 1926: "The USA deprived us of our peace. They came to us in 1909 " Maria Jose Alvarez continues this Open Letter from the viewpoint of a woman living in the Nicaragua of today. ... Read more
Two homegrown documentaries on issues of transport. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
A programme of short films curated exclusively for MIFF by Bahman Ghobadi complements the Homelands Now spotlight. It is an eclectic selection from one of the least-known filmmaking cultures in the world. These shorts are not only diverse and stylistically adventurous, but provide a rare glimpse ... Read more
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