Festival Archive 1952-2019

The MIFF online archive contains 68 past editions of the festival (1952–2019) for you to browse or search through. We hope the archive will be a resource used by festival goers, film lovers, students, historians and whoever else would like to learn more about the types of films MIFF has screened over the years, or to track the trajectory of the festival’s curatorship, its directors and its scope.

Search options currently include: ‘Festival Year’, ‘Film Title’, ‘Director’ and ‘Country’.

A big thank you to our MIFF volunteers and partners who have helped make this archive possible.

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. With over 12,000 film synopses and more than 9000 directors’ names, there may appear a few typos here and there as our database comes to terms with special characters (my, there was a huge amount of Eastern European cinema screened at the festival back in the 60s!) and other items that need manual tweaking. Similarly, sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are slowly filling these in with further research. 

MIFF 1970

Festival Program
36 feature films and 104 short films were screened from 5 June to 20 June
Full Program

Program in Focus
While a Canadian cinéma-verité film, A Married Couple (Allan King), was banned, notable films that screened included Boy (Nagisa Oshima), Calcutta (Louis Malle), Goto, Island of Love (Walerian Borowczyk), Innocence Unprotected (Dusan Makavejev), Je t'aime, Je t'aime (Alain Resnais), Killer (Claude Chabrol), Lucia (Humberto Solás), My Night With Maud (Eric Rohmer) and Antonio das Mortes (Glauber Rocha).

Featured Film

In the Year of the Pig (Emile de Antonio, 1967)

Featured Film
Jack and Jill: A Postscript (Philip Adams, 1969)

Erwin Rado

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