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Festival dates: 30 July–16 August 2015
Tickets on sale: General public tickets are on sale now. Buy online, call the MIFF Box Office on 03 8660 4898, or in person at the The Forum Theatre (154 Flinders Street, Melbourne)
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Take a look at all the glamour of last night's red carpet celebrations for Opening Night 2015. See the stars, the frocks, the hair and everything else. We will be updating the galleries page throughout the festival, with all the excitement from our gala events, Talking Pictures panels and more.
Thank You for Playing is a hopeful, tear-jerking tribute to the redemptive power of love, art and creativity.
Coin Locker Girl is an unpredictably thrilling modern-day noir high in stakes and inventive, ferocious violence, assisted by explosive performances from its leading ladies.
The Cult of JT LeRoy, about the bizarre, decade-long hoax that shamed the publishing industry and Hollywood, is "an utterly fascinating look at identity, gender, role-playing, fraud and deception." – Indiewire
Angels of Revolution is "an inventive, heart-rending reflection on idealism gone awry … a visual feast." – Hollywood Reporter
Grey Gardens "transformed the art and craft of documentary film … an otherworldly experience not quite like anything else in the history of cinema." – Salon
"In a period when concerns about food and health are paramount, Good Things Await makes arguments for biodynamic principles and practices that are both logically and cinematically compelling." – Variety
Join us for an evening of all-out screwball farce with the latest collaboration between director Noah Baumbach and actor Greta Gerwig: Mistress America. A comic delight, this year's Closing Night Gala film and afterparty on Saturday 15 August is going to be a hoot!
"Spring feels so new and refreshing, it serves as a welcome renewal in the horror universe." – Bloody Disgusting
From the producer of Senna (MIFF 2010) comes Palio, an enthralling documentary about a race dubbed "The Hunger Games on horseback".
Vivid, beautiful and insightful, the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Neon is Lawrence Johnston's film celebrating the beauty and romance, the art and science of neon: visually stunning, environmentally friendly, and endangered – LED is slowly but surely taking its place around the globe.
With a deeply humane vision that won him the Sydney Peace Prize, George Gittoes' Snow Monkey shows us the unseen nature of Afghanistan's politics, culture and society.
The inner world of three teenage girls comes alive during the week leading up to Prom Night in Blood Below the Skin, a blend of magical realism and teen-film pastiche.
"Winning performances and a light directorial touch make Margarita, With a Straw a very accessible and sweet story about disability and coming out." – Hollywood Reporter
"Superb … Song of Lahore is an exquisite reminder of what the function of art is in all cultures: to preserve, and celebrate, our humanity." – The Upcoming
Cited as a huge influence on everything from Monty Python's Flying Circus and Fantastic Planet to Sesame Street, South Park and The Simpsons, Yellow Submarine takes the Beatles' music at its psychedelic peak and creates a one-of-a-kind adventure that both evokes and transcends its time.
Sebastián Silva's hallucinogenic, goofy fable Crystal Fairy and the Magic Cactus follows an obnoxious American tourist and a self-styled hippie princess on an off-kilter drug trip through Chile.
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Josh Safdie's The Pleasure of Being Robbed, about a childlike woman robbing people across the city, is "delightful ... a fresh, original work and one that bears the marks of New Wave-era art cinema" says Salon.
Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, Adrian Wootton returns to Melbourne for another series of his acclaimed Illustrated Film Talks, this year focusing on Hollywood’s Golden Age and four of its legendary creative personalities, including Fred Astaire.
Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, LA-based writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas returns to Melbourne for more of her popular series unlocking the secrets of film writing, including Writing Great One-Hour TV Pilots – The West Wing to True Detective.
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