90 feature films and 110 short films were screened from 16 June to 26 June
Program in Focus
The 37th Melbourne Film Festival, under the new direction of Tait Brady, originated feature documentaries as a major program stream, and turned attention to cinema of our region with the Asian Cinema Showcase. Retrospectives continued to feature, including a German shorts retrospective and a special screening of the recently restored The Adventures of Algy (Beaumont Smith, 1925).
Filmmakers in Focus
Alexander Askoldov, John Sayles & Maggie Renzi, Lezli-An Barrett, Mady Saks, Jiang Wen, Kay Armatage, Karola Gramann, David Leland, Jerzy Domaradzki, Atom Egoyan, Jahnu Barua, Pieter Verhoeff, Helmut Berger were guests of the festival.
Opening Night Film
A Hungarian Fairy Tale (Gyula Gazdag)