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Jerry Lewis: The Total Filmmaker Retrospective
By alex | 20.07.2016 | Reviews MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

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

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

Introducing MIFF Ambassador Gyton Grantley

Introducing MIFF Ambassador Gyton Grantley

This year, in addition to our long-serving, loyal and beloved patron Geoffrey Rush, we welcome a new wave of talent to the fold as MIFF Ambassadors.

So that you can get to know them and their love for MIFF a little more, we asked them to sit down and talk about all things cinema, MIFF and what they are looking forward to for 2016.

Gyton Grantley



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Behind the Curtain with MIFF: The Comedy Theatre

Behind the Curtain with MIFF: The Comedy Theatre

Putting on a film festival the size of MIFF is like an immense 3D jigsaw puzzle, but the pieces are alive and not just constantly changing shape but also playing hide and seek with one another! To give you a peek at how it all comes together, we’ll be running an occasional series paying attention to the man – or, rather, men and women and mechanics! – behind the curtains. First up, wherefore The C

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Introducing MIFF Ambassador Anna McGahan

Introducing MIFF Ambassador Anna McGahan

For MIFF 2016, in addition to our long serving and very loyal Patron Geoffrey Rush, we welcome a new wave of talent to the fold as MIFF Ambassadors.

So that you can get to know them a little more, and their love for MIFF, we asked them to sit down and talk about all things cinema, MIFF and what they are looking forward to for 2016.

Anna McGahan


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Spotlight on Documentary Shorts
By alex | 15.07.2016 | Shorts MIFF 2016 Documentary

Spotlight on Documentary Shorts

Posted by Jillian Tan, Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) at RMIT University and MIFF 2016 Intern.

Storytelling has and always will be a necessary presence in cultures around the world. Since the beginning of civilisation, stories featuring myths and legends have endured and enchanted the masses, conveying important meanings and symbolisms that explore both the historical and the traditional. In t

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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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