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MIFF Presents - Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen

On 12/12/2017 at 2:00 pm

Go behind the scenes of the world’s most coveted restaurant guide as MIFF presents the Australian Premiere of Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen, as part of the 2018 Melbourne Food and Wine Festiv...

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MIFF Talks Podcast: Dystopia on Film

On 04/12/2017 at 2:00 pm

Fill the Handmaid's Tale-sized hole in your life with this panel discussion. ... Drawing on MIFF’s Sci-Fi Retrospective and other dystopian works, including Ben C Lucas' OtherLife, filmmakers, film cr...

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MIFF 2017 Critics Campus Best Essay Winner

On 06/11/2017 at 12:00 pm

Congratulations to Keva York - the winner of the MIFF Critics Campus Best Essay Prize! ... Her piece - 'The Pet Politics in Rat Film and The Challenge' - was originally published in the Monthly, and c...

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MIFF Talks Podcast: Jungle

On 03/11/2017 at 1:00 pm

Opening this year’s festival, the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Jungle tells the gloriously tense, real-life survival story of Yossi Ghinsberg (played by Daniel Radcliffe), who at 22 joined two friends...

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MIFF Talks Podcast: Three Summers

On 03/10/2017 at 12:00 pm

Acclaimed comedian, writer and director Ben Elton discusses his first Australian film, Three Summers, which screened as MIFF's Centrepiece Gala, with Natalie Bailey - the UK's go-to comedy director (T...

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MIFF Talks Podcast: Pioneering Women

On 05/09/2017 at 10:00 am

Co-presented with the Australian Directors’ Guild, the MIFF Talks Pioneering Women panel brought together influential Australian female directors and actors Gillian Armstrong, Claudia Karvan, Nadia Ta...

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A Soft Film About Tough Punk Men: An Interview with Sami Saif

On 24/08/2017 at 9:00 am

MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Keva York interviews The Allins’ director Sam Saif about the family GG Allin left behind.

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Top of the Lake: China Girl – An Interview with Ariel Kleiman

On 19/08/2017 at 9:00 am

Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl co-director Ariel Kleiman talks about the project with MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Blythe Worthy

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On Character and the Feeling of a City: An Interview With Peter Mackie-Burns

On 18/08/2017 at 1:00 pm

Filmmaker Peter Mackie Burns talks to 2017 Critics Campus participant Phoebe Chen about his movie Daphne, his influences and filming London.

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Michel on Malick: The Disembodied Interview - A Video Essay

On 18/08/2017 at 9:00 am

MIFF2017 Critics Campus participant Amanda Barbour presents a video essay of her interview with legendary composer, filmmaker, historian, writer and sound theorist Michel Chion.

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More Heart than Horror: An Interview with Florian Habicht

On 16/08/2017 at 4:00 pm

In an interview with director Florian Habicht, MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Dominic Ellis looks behind the theme-park frights in the documentary Spookers.

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“It’s Really Worth Watching a Whole Range of Cinema”: An Interview with Wendall Thomas

On 16/08/2017 at 9:00 am

Delivering a series lectures as part of MIFF’s Industry Public Access Events, developer, writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas speaks to 2017 Critics Campus participant Greer Forrester.

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Not Just a “Woman Director”: An Interview with Gillian Armstrong

On 15/08/2017 at 5:00 pm

Gillian Armstrong talks Starstruck, High Tide and being a Pioneering Woman in an interview with MIFF2017 Critics Campus participant Faith Everard.

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The Ashes of a Medium: Anocha Suwichakornpong on the Death and Resurrection of Film

On 15/08/2017 at 1:00 pm

MIFF2017 Critics Campus participant Kai Perrignon speaks to Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong about her film By the Time it Gets Dark

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Song to Song, Four Ways

On 13/08/2017 at 4:00 pm

Four participants from the 2017 Critics Campus tackle Terrence Malick’s Song to Song in these short reviews, with a diverse range of responses.

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Higher Learning: The MIFF Kids and MIFF Schools Programs

On 13/08/2017 at 7:00 am

2017 Critics Campus participant Greer Forrester talks to programmer Thomas Caldwell about the MIFF Kids and MIFF Schools programs, and the Kids’ Gala screening of Ash Brannon’s Rock Dog.

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Let the Sunshine In, Four Ways

On 12/08/2017 at 6:00 pm

Let the Sunshine is reviewed by four participants from the 2017 Critics Campus, providing a range of different takes on Claire Denis' latest.

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Going Underground: Celluloid in the Digital Age

On 12/08/2017 at 4:00 pm

Through Bill Morrison's Dawson City: Frozen Time and Niles Atallah’s Rey, MIFF2017 Critics Campus participant Keva York reflects on the materiality of cinema history.

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man - A Queer Marxist Reading

On 12/08/2017 at 9:00 am

A video essay by 2017 Critics Campus participant Amanda Barbour explores the queer Marxist possibilities opened up by Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo: The Iron Man.

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Pushing Boundaries: The Breakout Films from Pioneering Women

On 11/08/2017 at 3:00 pm

The Pioneering Women filmmakers of Australian cinema look into aspects of women’s experiences often ignored by their male counterparts, argues MIFF 2017 Critics Campus participant Faith Everard.

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