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MIFF Talks Podcast: Pioneering Women

MIFF Talks Podcast: Pioneering Women

Co-presented with the Australian Directors’ Guild, the MIFF Talks Pioneering Women panel brought together influential Australian female directors and actors Gillian ArmstrongClaudia KarvanNadia TassAna Kokkinos and Clara Law. Moderated by Sam Lang, this is an absolute must-listen (or watch!) if you missed it during the festival. Recorded on Saturday 12 August 2017 at The Wheeler Centre. Watc

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | We Are Here: Jessica Brillhart on Virtual Reality

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | We Are Here: Jessica Brillhart on Virtual Reality

The principal VR filmmaker at Google, Jessica Brillhart has been demonstrating the power of the VR medium through numerous award winning shorts and documentaries.

Martin Brown (AFTRS) joined her at MIFF 2016 to discuss the nascent medium of VR, and her exploration of the cinematic language of VR.

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | VR Masterclass

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | VR Masterclass

Virtual Reality (VR) is redefining the approach of contemporary filmmaking. Learn about the cutting-edge technology, immersive storytelling and the challenges of virtual reality with Australian VR filmmakers Oscar Raby (The Turning Forest/Easter Rising), Penelope Thomas (VR Noir), Martin Taylor (VR Noir), Michael Beets (Jafri) and Tracey Taylor (executive producer, The Pulse VR). Moderated by Geor

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | In Conversation with the Moras

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | In Conversation with the Moras

Join Melbourne gallerist William Mora (pictured on the right) and filmmaker Philippe Mora (pictured in the middle) as they share their unbelievable family story with Trevor Graham (pictured on the left), the director behind the MIFF 2016 Premiere Fund-supported film, Monsieur Mayonnaise. Find out more about the film and upcoming screenings.

Watch the video in full.

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | The Family: Behind the Cult

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | The Family: Behind the Cult

Journalist Martin McKenzie-Murray hears the incredible story from some of the survivors of one of Australia’s most notorious cults, The Family. Also on the panel is Lex de Man, the detective who uncovered their story and Rosie Jones, the director of The Family, a MIFF Premiere Fund supported documentary in world premiere at MIFF 2016. The film is on release cinemas from 23 February 2017. Find out

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International Film Festival & Awards Macao Report
By lauren | 30.01.2017 |

International Film Festival & Awards Macao Report

MIFF programmer Al Cossar ventured to the inaugural International Film Festival & Awards Macao in December 2016.
MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Truth is Fiction

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Truth is Fiction

In documentary filmmaking, the aim to capture the subject can at times be elusive. How can a filmmaker explore a personality that won’t allow an audience in? Genevieve Bailey is joined by MIFF 2016 directors David Farrier (Tickled), Robert Greene (Kate Plays Christine), Kim Snyder (Newtown) and Andrew Wiseman (On Richard’s Side) as they address the question of whether filmmakers can ever capture r

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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Bodies in Motion

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Bodies in Motion

To depict dance on film requires a balance between a meaningful and accurate display of the movement whilst making use of the filmic techniques of the medium. Alice Glenn (No Lights No Lycra) discusses the nuances of capturing dance on film with Celia Rowlson-Hall (Ma, MIFF 2016), Anouk van Dijk (Chunky Move), Gideon Obarzanek (Sydney Dance Company) and Ella Havelka (Ella, MIFF 2016).

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Beefeater In-Edit Film Festival report
By lauren | 07.11.2016 | music Documentary

Beefeater In-Edit Film Festival report

MIFF Artistic Director Michelle Carey headed to Barcelona in October for the world's biggest music documentary festival.

Primavera Sound, Sonar, Barça, Messi, Serra, Gaudi, boccadillos, hedonism… the Spanish city of Barcelona is known for many great things. The Beefeater In-Edit Film Festival is a cool addition to such a rich cultural landscape and is the world’s biggest music film festival. Not

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Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia
By lauren | 02.11.2016 | Shorts Indonesia

Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia

MIFF Shorts and Next Gen Programmer Thomas Caldwell visited Indonesia as a guest of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to present a workshop to local filmmakers. 

On Wednesday 12 October I was very fortunate and honoured to be part of the launch of the new short film competition for Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia. This new festival is an initiative of the Australian Emba

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