Night Shift

Presented by Triple R

A perennial favourite, Night Shift is the home of things that go bump in the dark, weird, eerie, outlandish and hilarious cinematic spaces. It offers die-hard genre lovers with a taste for the provocative and unusual all the aliens, sci-fi puppet violence, possessed clothing, surreal suburbs and Indigenous horror they can handle. From creepy psychological thrillers and stoner comedy to misunderstood masterpieces and uncanny horror fables … grab the popcorn, you’re in for a wild ride.

Berberian Sound Studio

Berberian Sound Studio

Chopping up more cabbage than a hipster sauerkraut artisan, an English foley artist hired for a lurid Italian giallo film becomes unhinged in Peter Strickland’s highly unnerving 2012 feature that warns of the deceptive nature of cinematic sound.

Come to Daddy

Come to Daddy

As an insufferably moustachioed millennial battling for his estranged father’s affections, Elijah Wood is characteristically brilliant in Ant Timpson’s unpredictably bizarre and hilarious directorial debut.

Dark Place

Dark Place

Outback zombies, supernatural housing projects, female revenge, sleep deprivation and Gothic spookiness electrify this twisted horror anthology from five up-and-coming Indigenous filmmakers.

The Dead Don't Die

The Dead Don't Die

Jim Jarmusch reunites with Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and an all-star cast for his Cannes-opening, deadpan take on the zombie comedy that simmers with the terror of the present.

Deerskin

Deerskin

Thanks to one very special jacket, it’s open season on killer style – and on filmmaking itself.

Extra Ordinary

Extra Ordinary

Will Forte, Australian comedian Claudia O'Doherty and Irish stand-up Maeve Higgins ain’t afraid of no ghosts in this supernatural side-splitter, an audience favourite at this year’s SXSW.

First Love

First Love

The unstoppable, incomparable Takashi Miike returns to MIFF with a sweet and gentle love story. Only joking! First Love is characteristic Miike: a brutal, bloody, hyper-violent and hyperreal tale of a boxer and a call girl caught between the yakuza, the triads and all-out anarchy.

Greener Grass

Greener Grass

Pastel coordinates, perfect hair, soccer practice, golf carts… the suburbs are as horrifying as you suspect.

In Fabric

In Fabric

Peter Strickland is beloved for his exquisitely tactile, European genre homages and his unsettling command of mood. But this screamingly funny, Fassbinder-does-giallo fable, which follows a cursed dress thirsting for blood, is outré even for him.

Koko-Di Koko-Da

Koko-Di Koko-Da

Death comes for a bereaved young couple – again and again and again – in this weird and wild horror fable set deep in the creepy Nordic woods.

The Lodge

The Lodge

The Lodge starts subtle … but on a dime, it spirals into outright insanity, taking turn after shocking turn, leaving the audience out of breath and praying for a reprieve.” – BloodyDisgusting.com

Memory — The Origins of Alien

Memory — The Origins of Alien

Forty years after the release of Ridley Scott’s Alien, why are we still so captivated by this game-changing film?

Something Else

Something Else

“Sublime and emotional, Something Else is one hell of a love story, a nightmarish monster movie, and an overall fantastical experience. Five stars.” – Dread Central

Tito

Tito

Emerging talent Grace Glowicki directs and stars in this provocative debut that mixes midnight-movie madness, psycho-expressionism and stoner comedy to confront gender and fear in thrilling new ways.

Violence Voyager

Violence Voyager

“Like the Ladybird Book of Cronenberg … storytelling without restraint – a truly radical piece of cinema.” – Eye for Film

You Don't Nomi

You Don't Nomi

You Don’t Nomi examines the complex legacy of Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls and in the process delivers a smart, well-made crowd-pleaser … Whatever your opinion on Showgirls, there has to be something to it if it inspires a film this good.” – The Pop Break