In documentary filmmaking, the aim to capture the subject can at times be elusive. How can a filmmaker explore a personality that won’t allow an audience in? Genevieve Bailey is joined by MIFF 2016 directors David Farrier (Tickled), Robert Greene (Kate Plays Christine), Kim Snyder (Newtown) and Andrew Wiseman (On Richard’s Side) as they address the question of whether filmmakers can ever capture r
We understand, 2016 has been quite the year. Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder, Anton Yelchin, Prince, Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Brexit, Trump...
At least there have been some ripper films in 2016 and we are here to remind you of the good times. With a nice, long summer ahead of us, now is the perfect time to catch up on some of the MIFF staffs picks and get ready for MIFF 2017!
To depict dance on film requires a balance between a meaningful and accurate display of the movement whilst making use of the filmic techniques of the medium. Alice Glenn (No Lights No Lycra) discusses the nuances of capturing dance on film with Celia Rowlson-Hall (Ma, MIFF 2016), Anouk van Dijk (Chunky Move), Gideon Obarzanek (Sydney Dance Company) and Ella Havelka (Ella, MIFF 2016).
MIFF Artistic Director Michelle Carey headed to Barcelona in October for the world's biggest music documentary festival.
Primavera Sound, Sonar, Barça, Messi, Serra, Gaudi, boccadillos, hedonism… the Spanish city of Barcelona is known for many great things. The Beefeater In-Edit Film Festival is a cool addition to such a rich cultural landscape and is the world’s biggest music film festival. Not
MIFF Shorts and Next Gen Programmer Thomas Caldwell visited Indonesia as a guest of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta to present a workshop to local filmmakers.
On Wednesday 12 October I was very fortunate and honoured to be part of the launch of the new short film competition for Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia. This new festival is an initiative of the Australian Emba
MIFF Programmer Al Cossar was invited to be a member of the five person jury at the Pyongyang International Film Festival this year, alongside other representatives from the UK, India, Russia and the DPRK. While tailored specifically to local audiences, the festival also attracted international delegates this year from Sweden, Austria, France, the Philippines and more.
In 2016, Virtual Reality is a new frontier in storytelling - a space currently reimagining and reinventing the language of cinema, reconstituting the idea of what a filmmaker is and what an audience is. It's a space where cutting-edge technology is being harnessed, but the rules of telling a story are still being written.
Eric Darnell is one of VR's emerging masters - best known as the writer/dir