Premiering in 2007, and back by popular demand, the Next Gen program features a selection of recent international films for young audiences, primary school age and over 14's. Next Gen is an opportunity for the younger members of our community, as well as the young at heart, to become part of the MIFF experience.
Full program and bookings from early May.
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** CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 30 MAY, 2008**
MIFF is joining forces with one of Melbourne’s oldest institutions – footy – in order to celebrate 150 years of Australian football.
To merge the world of auteurs, tracking shots and mise-en-scene with short shorts, high marks and tackles, MIFF is calling for footy fans and budding filmmakers to enter a short film (5 minutes or less) that adheres to the theme of “what Australian football means to me or my community.”
Deadline for entries (documentary, animation, fiction, music videos or experimental) is Friday 30 May and the top ten films will be screened at a special event during the festival on August 7th at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
After the screening, a special awards ceremony will be held to award First Prize ($5000), Second Prize ($3000) and Third Prize ($2000). The judging panel will comprise of MIFF and AFL personalities.
For further information :
Entry Regulations MIFF_Footy_Shorts_Regulations.pdf
Entry Form MIFF_Footy_Shorts_Entry_Form.pdf (link)
For further information on 150years of Australian Football visit: www.150years.com.au
12/03/2008To celebrate the DVD release of Australian film September, we interviewed Director Peter Carstairs. Read the full interview HERE . Read More
MIFF, through the Government of Victoria, has established an ongoing fund for supporting new Australian theatrical films and feature-length documentaries. The MIFF Premiere Fund supports a number of quality feature-length projects that will have their International premiere at MIFF. The Fund is a strategic minority co-financier of a range of films and is keen to see diversity on its slate in terms of filmmaking teams and genres of films. The four projects in receipt of offers from its second funding round are as follows:
Blessed: Dir. Ana Kokkinos
The Loved Ones: Dir. Sean Byrne
Angel of the Wind: Dir. Tahir Cambis
Indonesia Calling - Joris Ivens in Australia: Dir. John Hughes
For further information about the recipients and the MIFF Premiere Fund:
MIFF is now available on iTunes! Check out a selection of films that screened at MIFF in 2011 and 2012 in our very own iTunes super room. Click here to browse the catalogue with selections of films from sections including Australian Showcase, International Panorama, Documentaries and Night Shift.
From punk kids hanging out in urban Mexico to a French eco-warrior battling mutant plants, from a town in the Swiss Alps confronting an old curse to a futuristic world where gravity has been reversed for half the population – MIFF's Next Gen schools' program is now open for bookings.
Click here for more details.