Revue

Critics Campus: Where Are They Now? (Part 3)

In the third instalment of a series in which we shine a spotlight on Critics Campus’s illustrious alumni, we speak to Kristen S. Hé (2015 cohort), Keva York (2017 cohort) and Merryana Salem (2020 cohort) about where their professional paths have led since their participation in MIFF’s incubator program for emerging critics.

By MIFF Staff | 04 Apr 2024
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Interviews

A Campfire of Stories: An Interview with John Harvey

We speak to writer/director John Harvey, whose film Katele (Mudskipper) won the VicScreen Erwin Rado Award for Best Australian Short Film, about submitting to MIFF, being part of a community and how festivals can foster creativity.

By MIFF Staff | 17 Jan 2024

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Interviews

Making Connections: An Interview with Annelise Hickey

We speak to Award for Emerging Australian Filmmaker recipient Annelise Hickey about taking the leap and submitting her film to MIFF as well as her experiences and learnings from the festival.

By MIFF Staff | 12 Oct 2023

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Interviews Critics Campus

Danger and Poetry: Sue Brooks on Japanese Story

Critics Campus participant Charles Carrall speaks to director Sue Brooks about the making of her 2003 feature Japanese Story, shooting the film in the Pilbara and Toni Collette wearing pants.

By Charles Carrall | 27 Aug 2023

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Interviews Critics Campus

“We Forget That We Are Part of Everything”: Lila Avilés on Tótem

Critics Campus participant Eric Jiang speaks to writer/director Lila Avilés about her intuitive approach to casting and its central role in creating the immersive, deeply empathetic atmosphere of Tótem.

By Eric Jiang | 25 Aug 2023

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Interviews Critics Campus

Blooming in Suburbia: Gabriel Carrubba on Sunflower

Critics Campus participant Erika Lay speaks to writer/director Gabriel Carrubba about his debut feature, a queer coming-of-age story set in a far-flung suburb of Melbourne.

By Erika Lay | 24 Aug 2023

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Interviews Critics Campus

In the Warmth of a Frozen Sun: Anthony Chen on The Breaking Ice

Critics Campus participant Đăng Tùng Bạch speaks to director Anthony Chen about his latest feature, an exploration of the burning passion of youth in a cold climate.

By Đăng Tùng Bạch | 22 Aug 2023

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Interviews Critics Campus

Hope’s Waiting Room: Alice Englert on Bad Behaviour

Critics Campus participant Indigo Bailey speaks to actor turned writer/director Alice Englert about her retreat-set black comedy and how its complicated characters were shaped.

By Indigo Bailey | 19 Aug 2023

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Interviews Critics Campus

Following the Money: Robert Connolly on The Bank and the Australian Film Industry

Critics Campus participant Kevin Bui speaks to director Robert Connolly about his newly remastered debut feature, 2001 Australian economic thriller The Bank.

By Kevin Bui | 18 Aug 2023

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Interviews Critics Campus

Adventures Against Boredom: Nick Pinkerton on The Sweet East

Critics Campus participant Lauren Collee speaks to critic and The Sweet East screenwriter Nick Pinkerton about the film’s artistic priorities, literary inspirations and enigmatic protagonist.

By Lauren Collee | 16 Aug 2023

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Interviews Critics Campus

Between Metamorphoses: Phạm Thiên Ân on Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

Critics Campus participant Đăng Tùng Bạch speaks to Phạm Thiên Ân about the making of his Caméra d’Or–winning film and the roles played by location, sound and time in his work.

By Đăng Tùng Bạch | 12 Aug 2023