MIFF Talks

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No-one likes a talker in the theatre. But outside the cinema, that’s another matter – MIFF Talks will have you discussing, questioning and arguing all things cinematic with the festival’s guests filmmakers and personalities.

All MIFF Talks can be booked on a pass except where indicated.

MIFF Talks - Art of the Score: The Film Music of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

MIFF Talks - Art of the Score: The Film Music of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

A live presentation of the film soundtrack podcast Art of the Score, diving into a selection of film music composed by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
MIFF Talks - Australian Cities on Film (Melbourne Conversations)

MIFF Talks - Australian Cities on Film (Melbourne Conversations)

Join filmmakers, critics and academics as they explore examples of how Australian cities are represented on film, and imagine what Australian cities on film might look like as our urban populations boom.
MIFF Talks - Barbara Creed Lecture – #MeToo, Women, Film and Revolt

MIFF Talks - Barbara Creed Lecture – #MeToo, Women, Film and Revolt

Ahead of the release of her new book, expanding the concepts explored in the ground-breaking The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, film theorist Barbara Creed will discuss a range of contemporary films and television shows. 
MIFF Talks - Beyond Buoyancy: International Slavery and Our Seafood

MIFF Talks - Beyond Buoyancy: International Slavery and Our Seafood

This panel discussion – consisting of experts dedicated to exposing and preventing the human right abuses – continues the discussion Buoyancy begins, with a focus on providing information and strategies to call for transparency and traceability of seafood products in our supply chains.
MIFF Talks - Bruce Beresford In Conversation

MIFF Talks - Bruce Beresford In Conversation

On the day after the MIFF screening of the NFSA’s digital restoration of Bruce Beresford's 1991 Australian/Canadian co-production Black Robe, Bruce will sit down for one-hour conversation about his extraordinary career.
MIFF Talks - Disability and Cinema – Beyond Representation

MIFF Talks - Disability and Cinema – Beyond Representation

Drawing from disability scholars, activists and filmmakers, this panel considers some of the ways people with disabilities are marginalised both on-screen and behind the scenes, and celebrates the work of disabled artists and practitioners working today.
MIFF Talks - Morgana

MIFF Talks - Morgana

A world premiere screening of Morgana, followed by a panel discussion about seeing past the stereotypes to embrace sex-positive and diverse erotica, featuring Morgana herself, the filmmakers and other special guests.
MIFF Talks - Peter Strickland In Conversation

MIFF Talks - Peter Strickland In Conversation

As one of MIFF’s Directors in Focus this year, Peter Strickland will visit Melbourne to present his new film, In Fabric, as well as retrospective screenings of his previous films and screenings of classic films that have inspired him. During this special event, he will discuss his career, his filmography and his own cinephilia.
MIFF Talks - Telling Other People’s Stories

MIFF Talks - Telling Other People’s Stories

A panel of critics and filmmakers discuss if there are certain stories that cannot – or should not – be told, except by artists of a particular race, gender or lived experience?
MIFF Talks - The World Online

MIFF Talks - The World Online

How has the online environment altered the way we behave, relate to each other and understand the world? Join us as we explore how the online environment has altered the way we behave, relate to each other and understand the world.
MIFF Talks: Thurston Moore In Conversation

MIFF Talks: Thurston Moore In Conversation

One of the most innovative electric guitarists living today, Thurston Moore joins us at MIFF, performing new scores to four short films by Maya Deren, and will also join us in conversation to discuss his career in music and writing, and cinema.

MIFF Talks - What is Virtual Reality Now?

MIFF Talks - What is Virtual Reality Now?

In this panel presentation, we ask experts and practitioners at the forefront of the field some of the most pressing questions in VR today.