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Meet Dave Thomas, MIFF's Technical Manager | Part 2

Meet Dave Thomas, MIFF's Technical Manager | Part 2

Posted by Michelle Carey, MIFF Artistic Director

David Thomas is MIFF’s Technical Manager and Freight Handler. Dave celebrates 30 years at the Melbourne Film Festival this year, so we thought it was time you got to know him a bit; so I interviewed him – last week we ran part 1 of that epic interview. Read on for the conclusion.

Michelle: You’ve travelled to film festivals internationally. Do y

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Meet Dave Thomas, MIFF's Technical Manager | Part 1
By Mel | 19.07.2016 | 65th MIFF Behind the Curtain

Meet Dave Thomas, MIFF's Technical Manager | Part 1

Posted by Michelle Carey, MIFF Artistic Director

I’ve always had a fascination with and deep appreciation for film technicians and projectionists. The better they are at their job, the more the audience doesn’t realise they’re there. But it’s a huge responsibility.

David Thomas is MIFF’s Technical Manager and Freight Handler. I’ve been working with Dave for a long time and admire his ability to

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Bad Girl | Q&A with Director Fin Edquist

Bad Girl | Q&A with Director Fin Edquist

One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, Bad Girl will have its world premiere at this year's festival. Written and directed by Blinky Bill: The Movie and House Husbands screenwriter Fin Edquist, the film – a pulse-pounding thriller – stars Samara Weaving (Mystery Road, MIFF 2013) and Sara West (The Daughter, MIFF 2015) and features a moody score from long-time Nick Cave collaborator Warren

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Why I Cannot Wait for The Death and Life of Otto Bloom
By Mel | 18.07.2016 |

Why I Cannot Wait for The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

Posted by Lee Zachariah

It’s unusual to be champing at the bit to see a director’s first ever film. Usually it’s that first film that gets you excited about their next film, but Cris Jones has already established an impressive filmography of shorts that should have everyone keyed up about his feature debut.

Jones has written and directed the MIFF opening night film The Death and Life of Otto Blo

OUI OUI: Spotlight on French films

OUI OUI: Spotlight on French films

Posted by Kate Masters, Bachelor of Media & Communication (Public Relations) at Deakin University, Master of International Business graduate student at University of Melbourne, and MIFF 2016 Intern.
 
Bonjour, Francophiles! While you’re tucking into crepes, croissants and champagne for Bastille Day, we invite you to come storm #MIFF2016 later this month as we showcase new French films, as well as Au

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Tribute to Paul Cox
By Mel | 21.06.2016 | MIFF 2015 Australian Films

Tribute to Paul Cox

The film and artistic community mourns the loss of Paul Cox, aged 76. Paul was a vital voice in Australian filmmaking over the last 40+ years – his films were always intimate and humanist. Paul was also a big part of MIFF 2015, in conversation with David Stratton, and of course as our opening night director with Force of Destiny. Though ill, he was charmed all with his intelligence, humanity and h

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Art That Stays With You
By Mel | 08.06.2016 | MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

Art That Stays With You

This year's ace campaign art (above) comes to us courtesy of internationally renowned illustrator Adrian Johnson. A reductionist at heart, Adrian is known for his economical, highly crafted work that derives from obsessively drawing and re-drawing on paper, breaking down ideas and concepts into their purest form. Adrian's work (for clients including Adidas, Coca Cola, IBM, Puma, Stüssy and Volkswa

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