Drawing from disability scholars, activists and filmmakers, this panel considers the various ways people with disabilities are marginalised both on-screen and behind the scenes, to discuss the way forward and to celebrate the accomplishments of trailblazers paving the way for future generations.
Following the MIFF screening of the NFSA’s digital restoration of Bruce Beresford's 1991 Australian/Canadian co-production Black Robe, Bruce sits down for one-hour conversation about his extraordinary career.
As one of MIFF 2019's Directors in Focus, Peter Strickland visited Melbourne to present his new film, In Fabric, as well as retrospective screenings of his previous films and screenings of classic films that have inspired him. During this special event, he discusses his career, his filmography and his own cinephilia.
Join filmmakers, critics and academics as they explore examples of how Australian cities are represented on film, and imagine what Australian cities on film might look like as our urban populations boom.
The internet has become central to our way of living and social networking is a global revolution. How has the online environment altered the way we behave, relate to each other and understand the world? How has popular culture attempted to reflect, understand and challenge the impact of the online world?
This panel discussion – consisting of experts dedicated to exposing and preventing the human right abuses – continues the discussion Buoyancy begins, with a focus on providing information and strategies to call for transparency and traceability of seafood products in our supply chains.
A panel of critics and filmmakers discuss if there are certain stories that cannot – or should not – be told, except by artists of a particular race, gender or lived experience.
Fill the Handmaid's Tale-sized hole in your life with this panel discussion.
Drawing on MIFF’s Sci-Fi Retrospective and other dystopian works, including Ben C Lucas' OtherLife, filmmakers, film critics and authors invite you to join them in talking all things dystopian and post-apocalyptic, and just how plausible a Gileadean future (or present!) may be.
Panellists include Alexandra Heller-Nichol
Co-presented with the Australian Directors’ Guild, the MIFF Talks Pioneering Women panel brought together influential Australian female directors and actors Gillian Armstrong, Claudia Karvan, Nadia Tass, Ana 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
Jane Campion celebrates the spirit of women in their prime both on screen and in person with Top of the Lake: China Girl, writes 2017 Critics Campus participant Blythe Worthy.
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