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Documentary vs Fiction
By Mel | 10.08.2016 | MIFF 2016

Documentary vs Fiction

Would you rather watch a documentary about an extraordinary historical event, or a fictionalised telling? Thanks to some fortuitous programming, this year’s MIFF allows both. Sort of.

In 1974, newsreader Christine Chubbuck committed suicide during a live broadcast. The shocking act (which famously inspired the film Network) is depicted in two distinct films at this year’s festival.

Christine, di

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HOW TO KNOW YOU’RE IN A HONG SANG-SOO FILM
By Mel | 09.08.2016 | MIFF 2016 International Films

HOW TO KNOW YOU’RE IN A HONG SANG-SOO FILM

Posted by Hayley Inch

Everyone you know is a former famous film director who is having a crisis over their work, or has retreated into academia.

Everything you say, no matter how innocuous, is misunderstood by your companions, resulting in constant arguments.

You’re trying FAR too hard to impress a girl you’ve only just met.

You have friends you only do one activity with: drink soju. Speakin

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Synchronous 360 VR at MIFF

Synchronous 360 VR at MIFF

Synchronous 360 Video Playback will enable audiences with no prior exposure to VR to experience this new technology as seamlessly as possible.
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Is This Real Life?
By Mel | 08.08.2016 | MIFF 2016 Animation

Is This Real Life?

South Korean filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho has done something very unusual and potentially unique: he has made a live-action sequel to an animated film.
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Q&A with Ella Director Douglas Watkins

Q&A with Ella Director Douglas Watkins

One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, Ella will have its world premiere at this year's festival. Written and directed by Douglas Watkin, the film follows the journey of Ella Havelka, the first Indigenous dancer with The Australian Ballet!

We sat down with Douglas and producer Veronica Fury, and asked them a few questions.

You have directed many stories about indigenous people's lives –

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All About VR at MIFF
By Mel | 02.08.2016 | Behind the Curtain 65th MIFF

All About VR at MIFF

Long speculated on and dreamed about in science fiction, virtual reality is finally reality! For filmmakers and film-goers alike, it's re-writing the rules of how we create and consume entertainment. The implications and possibilities for cinema are immense, and exciting. As part of the 65th MIFF, this year we're presenting a special Virtual Reality program, offering a unique opportunity to strap

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Behind the Scenes: Directed From Memory

Behind the Scenes: Directed From Memory

Directed From Memory is a short online film following MIFF member Keith Gove as he writes, directs and acts out his memory of the Takashi Miike thriller, Audition — a film he saw once at MIFF over 15 years ago.

Here, we go behind the scenes to see how it all came together.

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The Short Films of Celia Rowlson-Hall

The Short Films of Celia Rowlson-Hall

Ma may be Celia Rowlson-Hall's debut feature film, but the talented director and choreographer has made some extraordinary short films and music videos which are well worth catching before you see Ma (and just as worth catching after, too!)

Here are some of our favourites:

THE AUDITION from celia rowlson-hall on Vimeo.

 

SILENT STREET from celia rowlson-hall on Vimeo.

 

THE MAGICIAN fr

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Q&A with Monsieur Mayonnaise Director Trevor Graham

Q&A with Monsieur Mayonnaise Director Trevor Graham

One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, Monsieur Mayonnaise will have its world premiere at this year's festival. Written and directed by Trevor Graham (Make Hummus Not War, MIFF 2012), the film follows artist and filmmaker Philippe Mora (Mad Dog Morgan, MIFF 2015; Swastika, MIFF 1973) as he produces a graphic novel about his late father, mayonnaise sandwiches and Nazis!

We sat down with Gr

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Meet the MIFF Volunteers

Meet the MIFF Volunteers

You see them at every screening, and MIFF couldn't run without them: we love our wonderful volunteers. They do an amazing job, and we thought you might like to get to know them better.

Sandra from Brunswick

What do you do outside of MIFF? For my daily existence, I work a desk job within the insurance industry. For fun, I play futsal/ soccer. 

How long have you been volunteering? And what keep

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