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Cruel Summer: The Films of Luca Guadagnino
By Natalie | 04.07.2017 |

Cruel Summer: The Films of Luca Guadagnino

In anticipation of the director's arrival in Melbourne, Lauren Valmadre, the Program Director at Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, writes a few words on Luca Guadagnino, sunshine and sex.
Q&A with Adrian Wooton

Q&A with Adrian Wooton

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator Lab, Adrian Wootton – former director of the London Film Festival, British Film Institute and the UK’s National Film Theatre – returns exclusively to Melbourne for another series of his acclaimed Illustrated Film Talks, this year focusing on the Hollywood Golden Age and four legendary actresses, who appeared in some of the greatest films in celluloid

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Q&A with Ben Strunin

Q&A with Ben Strunin

Director of the MIFF Premiere Fund supported Westwind: Djalu's Legacy speaks with us about meeting Djalu and how his vision was the driving force of the film.
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Q&A with Jungle director Greg McLean

Q&A with Jungle director Greg McLean

Greg McLean, director of Opening Night film Jungle answers a few questions about the wild shoot for the film, and returning to MIFF 12 years after his debut feature Wolf Creek screened.
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Q&A with Priscilla Cameron

Q&A with Priscilla Cameron

Priscilla Cameron, director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported film The Butterfly Tree, speaks about her process and the impact the film had on her personally.
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Wendall Thomas Q&A

Wendall Thomas Q&A

Five questions for celebrated LA-based developer Wendall Thomas, who returns exclusively to Melbourne for more of her popular series unlocking the secrets of film writing.
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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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Michel Chion: The Audio-Spectator

Michel Chion: The Audio-Spectator

As part of Michel Chion’s historic and unlikely-to-be repeated visit to Australia, he will present an epic, two-and-a-half-hour concert for ten surround-speakers featuring three classic compositions.
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MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | In Conversation with Jonathan Rosenbaum
By haydn | 04.04.2017 |

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | In Conversation with Jonathan Rosenbaum

Philippa Hawker speaks with esteemed film scholar/journalist Jonathan Rosenbaum about his writing, film culture and the state of cinema today.

Philippa Hawker has been writing on film and the arts for The Age and Fairfax Media since 1997. She is a former editor of the Australian film journal Cinema Papers.

Jonathan Rosenbaum was the principal film critic at the Chicago Reader from 1987 until 200

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