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Q&A with Monsieur Mayonnaise Director Trevor Graham
28.07.2016

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
26.07.2016

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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The Death and Life of Otto Bloom | Q&A with Director Cris Jones
25.07.2016

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom | Q&A with Director Cris Jones

One of six MIFF Premiere Fund films for 2016, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom will have its world premiere and screen on Opening Night of this year's festival. Written and directed by MIFF Accelerator alumnus Cris Jones (short films The Funk, MIFF 2008; Excursion, MIFF 2003), the film stars Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds) as the present-day Ada Fitzgerald and her daughter Matilda Brown as her young

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65 Seconds With Jocelyn Moorhouse
22.07.2016

65 Seconds With Jocelyn Moorhouse

This year MIFF welcomes over 100 guests to the festival to participate in Q&As, panel discussions, special events and to showcase their films. For the 65h MIFF we sat down for 65 seconds with some of the faces you'll be seeing over the 18 days.

Your name: Jocelyn Moorhouse

Your film: Proof

Where are you from:
A long time ago! Australia

How long have you been making films:
Since I was a teena

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65 Seconds with David Stubbs
22.07.2016

65 Seconds with David Stubbs

This year MIFF welcomes over 100 guests to the festival to participate in Q&As, panel discussions, special events and to showcase their films. For the 65h MIFF we sat down for 65 seconds with some of the faces you'll be seeing over the 18 days.

Your name: David Stubbs

Your film: Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses

Where are you from: Wellington, New Zealand

How long have you been making fi

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65 Seconds With Fran Strine
22.07.2016

65 Seconds With Fran Strine

This year MIFF welcomes over 100 guests to the festival to participate in Q&As, panel discussions, special events and to showcase their films. For the 65h MIFF we sat down for 65 seconds with some of the faces you'll be seeing over the 18 days.

Name: Fran Strine

Your film: Hired Gun

Where are you from: San Francisco, California.

How long have you been making films: 12 years.

Without using t

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Programming Next Gen
20.07.2016

Programming Next Gen

Posted by Thomas Caldwell, Shorts & Next Gen Programmer for MIFF.

One of the joys of selecting films for the Next Gen program is seeing how adolescence is depicted in different parts of the world. More often than not, it's the similarities across countries and cultures that stands out. Obviously different kids in different parts of the world face different difficulties and challenges based on where

Jerry Lewis: The Total Filmmaker Retrospective
20.07.2016

Jerry Lewis: The Total Filmmaker Retrospective

To celebrate the MIFF 2016 Jerry Lewis program, the Melbourne-based online film journal Senses of Cinema has published a specially commissioned dossier on all things Jerry, called Deconstructing Jerry: Lewis as Director, exploring the 12 feature films he directed, all screening at MIFF. Here, Senses of Cinema Co-editor Daniel Fairfax offers a primer on the charms of this unique comedian / performe

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Meet Dave Thomas, MIFF's Technical Manager | Part 2
19.07.2016

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
19.07.2016

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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