Ena Sendijarević's Take Me Somewhere Nice takes MIFF 2019 Critics Campus participant Michael Sun on a wild ride across Bosnia with the film's Dutch teen protagonist.
Isabella Trimboli is a MIFF 2019 Critics Campus participant who interrogates questions of class in the United Kingdom in two films playing at this year's festival: Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You and Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir.
The lives of Pasifika women told in eight films by eight directors with eight actresses in the portmanteau movie Vai is the subject of MIFF 2019 Critics Campus participant Claire Cao's appreciative critical eye.
The politics of fishing and its social impact in two films at this year's festival – Bait and Buoyancy – are the subject of this deep dive by 2019 Critics Campus participant Olivia Bennett.
Abel Ferrara reunites once again with regular collaborator Willem Dafoe for their latest film Tommaso, examined by 2019 MIFF Critics Campus participant Luke McCarthy.
From the frontlines of the 2019 MIFF Critics Campus, participant Zach Karpinellison shares his reflections on Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang's moving cinema experience Your Face.
The director of Memory – The Origins of Alien talks about dissecting the famous chestburster scene, patriarchal guilt, how Ridley Scott's beloved cult horror remains relevant today in the #MeToo era, and more.
With climate change and coverage around the environment being such a hot topic, MIFF’s Environmental Documentaries program adds to the ever growing conversation. But these films aren’t the “in-your-face”, doom and gloom messages about our ecosystem. They offer a more subtle approach to an enviro doc.
Director of Land of Ashes, Sofía Quirós Ubeda talks about her debut feature, filming with a predominantly female crew, working with child actors and dancing on set.
Winner of this year’s Sundance Film Festival Breakthrough Filmmaker award, Liza Mandelup's Jawline is a film about about modern-day childhood and a gold-rush teen economy that questions what values we’ve passed onto our youths, and discovers a new and fleeting American dream.