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A collection of the best short films of the festival as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards Jury. ... Read more

best shorts of the fest (, )
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 t… Read more

Between the Tides (Colective ‘Los Vagos', )
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

Big Day, The (Christine Olsen, )
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… Read more

Big Hell (Venditti+Hofman, )
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 … Read more

Bikini (Lasse Persson, )
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 … Read more

A collection of Indigenous short films programmed by Blackfella Films. ... ... Proudly presented by ... ... ... Read more

BLACKTOWN (Kriv Stenders, )
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, '… Read more

Blicklust (Dietmar Brehm, )
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 cu… Read more

Bloody Stump (Direct Art Production, )
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Blooming Ink Tale (Onituka Kentaro, )
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 Tra… Read more

Blue Tongue (Justin Kurzel, )
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 h… Read more

Bodhvriska - The Tree of Wisdom (Rajan Khosa, )
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 India… Read more

Bolero (Jean-Marc Laudier, )
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 fril… Read more

BOLEXBROTHERSWORLD (The Bolexbrothers, )
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Bolt - Cats Aren't All That Bad... (Lennart Gustafsson, )
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born dead (Jacek Blawet, )
[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… Read more

Box Office Hits & Misfits: Bobcat Goldthwait with Helliar and Hammo (, )
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 i… Read more

Boy Who Feeds Cats, The (Craig Brookes, Andrea Brookes, )
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… 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! … Read more

Breed and Dignity - An Open Letter From Nicaragua (Maria José Alvarez, )
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 viewp… Read more

Two homegrown documentaries on issues of transport. ... --- ... --- ... Read more

Broken Soldier (Bahman Ghobadi, )
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 w… Read more

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