#MIFF2015 dates are locked in: 30 July-16 August 2015. Clear your diary for those 17 days! 2015 eMini Passes (valid for 10 peak time sessions, and 3 off-peak weekday sessions) are now on sale. MIFF members can also purchase the exclusive MIFF Passport, for entry to every single film session (excluding special events) at the 2015 festival. Book now!
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Get ready for your close up at MIFF 2015! Submissions are now open - regular submissions fees apply until Thursday 26 February. From 27 February until the final deadline 27 March, late fees apply. MIFF accepts features in all categories and MIFF's prestigious Shorts program has a total prize pool of $42,000. Shorts Awards winners are also accredited to submit to Oscars, BAFTA and AACTA Awards! Submit your film now!
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Looks Good Enough to Eat: Food and Wine in Film (or Why Popcorn Just Won't Do)Talking Pictures Podcast : iTunes RSS
Melbourne chefs George Calombaris, Ben Shewry, Guy Grossi and gastronomes - filmmaker Warwick Ross and wine writer Max Allen talk to Dani Valent (The Age) about why we want to see food and wine on film – and why an on-screen meal can make for a great movie.
Showcasing the art of saying more with less, Shadow Electric Outdoor Cinema & Bar will present highlights from the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival Shorts program at selected feature screenings.
These short films are from highly regarded filmmakers from around the world, across documentary, narrative fiction and just plain weirdness (looking at you, The Dark, Kystle – Winner of MIFF Shorts Awards 2014 for Best Experimental Short Film).
MIFF Shorts will screen at these upcoming Shadow Electric sessions:
Wed 18 Feb: Bath House / IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY?
Tue 24 Feb: The Dark, Krystle / TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
Fri 25 Feb: Amanda F---ing Palmer On the Rocks / A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT
Did you see the rare screening of the full 13 hours of Jacques Rivette's 1971 work Out 1: Noli Me Tangere at MIFF 2014? Check out the MIFF-commissioned video essay series in collaboration with MUBI, with contributions from international film critics including Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López, and Kevin B. Lee and Jonathan Rosenbaum.
Missed it at MIFF? Find it in the MIFF iTunes Super Store! Titles from 2012-2014 are up now, with more to come soon.
Catch up with one of the most interesting Talking Pictures panels at MIFF 2014: To Make or Break - Do Critics Matter? with a video excerpt of the panel discussion from The Wheeler Centre on Saturday 9 August 2014. Featuring a panel of experts - moderator and journalist Tom Ryan, the Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney, Margaret Pomeranz (ABC's At the Movies), Karl Quinn (National Film Editor,The Age), Joel Pearlman (Managing Director, Roadshow Films) and revered Australian director Fred Schepisi (The Eye of the Storm, MIFF 2011) this event is a companion to the Critics Campus initiative launched at MIFF 2014.
MIFF's inaugural Critics Campus was held during the 2014 festival. An intensive seven-day lab for emerging Australian film critics to develop their skills in a live festival setting, the event was an inspiring and invigorating experience for participants and mentors alike. Read all the Critics Campus coverage of MIFF 2014.