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Beefeater In-Edit Film Festival report
By lauren | 07.11.2016 | music Documentary

Beefeater In-Edit Film Festival report

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

music Documentary
Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia
By lauren | 02.11.2016 | Shorts Indonesia

Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia

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

Shorts Indonesia
A Glimpse Inside the Pyongyang International Film Festival 2016
By lauren | 04.10.2016 |

A Glimpse Inside the Pyongyang International Film Festival 2016

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.

What does a film festival l

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Eric Darnell: Virtual Reality and Storytelling

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast | Eric Darnell: Virtual Reality and Storytelling

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

vodcast Virtual Reality podcast MIFF 2016
MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast: In Conversation with Terence Davies

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast: In Conversation with Terence Davies

Join the conversation with ‘Britain’s greatest living auteur’ Terence Davies as he discusses his latest film, Sunset Song, with David Stratton.

Recorded on Sunday 31 July 2016 at Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts.

Thanks to Derry Sheehan and David Ellis at Tooth & Claw for recorded and editing.

Produced by Al Cossar, Caitlin Kavanagh and Lauren Zoric for Melbourne International Fil

vodcast Talking Pictures podcast MIFF 2016 Headliners Festival Guests 65th MIFF
A Life Unsaved: an Interview with Sotiris Dounoukos

A Life Unsaved: an Interview with Sotiris Dounoukos

In the final Critics Campus 2016 article, participant Doosie Morris talks true crime, vulnerability, and community with Joe Cinque’s Consolation director Sotiris Dounoukos.
MIFF 2016 Critics Campus Australian Films
Movements in the Desert: an Interview with Celia Rowlson-Hall

Movements in the Desert: an Interview with Celia Rowlson-Hall

Critics Campus 2016 participant Jessica Ellicott discusses virtuous women, the language of dance, and wanting to be Jesus with Ma director Celia Rowlson-Hall.
MIFF 2016 International Films Dance Critics Campus Women Filmmakers
Aquarius, Four Ways

Aquarius, Four Ways

Critics Campus 2016 participants Aimee Knight, Tanya Farley, Isabella McNeill, and Ella Donald review Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius.
MIFF 2016 International Films Critics Campus
Emotional Mapping: an Interview with Kim A Snyder

Emotional Mapping: an Interview with Kim A Snyder

Critics Campus 2016 participant Isabella McNeill talks tragedy, trauma, and recovery with Newtown director Kim A Snyder.
MIFF 2016 International Films Documentary Critics Campus
Show You the World: an Interview with Roger Ross Williams

Show You the World: an Interview with Roger Ross Williams

Critics Campus 2016 participant Aimee Knight chats with Life, Animated director Roger Ross Williams about Disney, autism, and diversity.
MIFF 2016 Interviews Documentary Critics Campus Animation
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