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Five Questions for Wendall Thomas
By alex | 07.07.2016 |

Five Questions for Wendall Thomas

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, celebrated LA-based developer, writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas, who has written and developed projects for companies including Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, Showtime, PBS, A&E and NBC, returns exclusively to Melbourne for more of her popular series unlocking the secrets of film writing with a series of four stand-alone all-day se

Five Questions for Adrian Wootton
By alex | 07.07.2016 |

Five Questions for Adrian Wootton

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, Adrian Wootton returns exclusively to Melbourne for another series of his acclaimed Illustrated Film Talks, this year focusing on the rich screen legacy of William Shakespeare, who died 400 years ago and is the most filmed author ever with his works having inspired hundreds of screen productions.

We have a chat to the former director of the London Fi

MIFF Films That Have Stayed With You
By alex | 04.07.2016 | MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

MIFF Films That Have Stayed With You

With the MIFF Program launch one day away, we can't wait to start screening films for MIFF 2016 and begin creating our future memories! In anticipation, the MIFF staff and interns have compiled a list of unforgettable MIFF films from previous festivals. We've laughed, cried and even made our friends vomit! It's been a hell of a ride.


The Intouchables, MIFF 2012 (Dir. Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakach

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5 Must-See Election Films To Get You To The Polls
By alex | 29.06.2016 | MIFF 2016 Documentary 65th MIFF

5 Must-See Election Films To Get You To The Polls

Posted by Alice Burgin, MIFF 2016 Critics Campus Coordinator.

Globally, 2016 seems to have become the year of the election – with Britain voting to leave the EU, Trump and Hilary at odds, and our own Federal election just a few days away. We love democracy, right? Well, just in case you are feeling more than a little underwhelmed, we’ve put together five inspiring films to get you voting.

 

Pri

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Getting to know, Louis Theroux
By alex | 29.06.2016 | MIFF 2016 Documentary 65th MIFF

Getting to know, Louis Theroux

Posted by Richard Stephens, Bachelor of Media and Communications at Swinburne University and MIFF 2016 intern.

Louis Theroux is a name synonymous in the art of the documentary. His dulcet, comforting demeanour is notorious for coaxing out his case studies deepest, and usually darkest thoughts, feelings and emotions. Often admissions which otherwise wouldn’t be confessed to their own mothers, Ther

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Tribute to Paul Cox
By Mel | 21.06.2016 | MIFF 2015 Australian Films

Tribute to Paul Cox

The film and artistic community mourns the loss of Paul Cox, aged 76. Paul was a vital voice in Australian filmmaking over the last 40+ years – his films were always intimate and humanist. Paul was also a big part of MIFF 2015, in conversation with David Stratton, and of course as our opening night director with Force of Destiny. Though ill, he was charmed all with his intelligence, humanity and h

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Down the Rabbit Hole – A Documentary Experience
By alex | 16.06.2016 |

Down the Rabbit Hole – A Documentary Experience

Posted by Bianca Went, University of Melbourne, Screen & Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication, Graduate Student and MIFF 2016 intern.

The documentary format has been experiencing a renaissance over the past five years. With the new true crime obsession taking over popular culture, it's impossible to avoid jumping on the bandwagon. And, sometimes, jumping on the bandwagon can be k

Time Travel Films To Get You In The Mood

Time Travel Films To Get You In The Mood

If you can't wait for the time-travelling mind-bender The Death and Life of Otto Bloom screening as the MIFF 2016 Opening Night Gala, then now is the perfect time to re-visit classic time travel titles to get you in the mood. Filmmakers have been obsessed with time travel since light started being pointed through a lens and we have a cracking list to get you primed.

Posted by Alexandra Lagerwey,

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Art That Stays With You
By Mel | 08.06.2016 | MIFF 2016 65th MIFF

Art That Stays With You

This year's ace campaign art (above) comes to us courtesy of internationally renowned illustrator Adrian Johnson. A reductionist at heart, Adrian is known for his economical, highly crafted work that derives from obsessively drawing and re-drawing on paper, breaking down ideas and concepts into their purest form. Adrian's work (for clients including Adidas, Coca Cola, IBM, Puma, Stüssy and Volkswa

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Aesthetically Pleasing Nightmares
By alex | 07.06.2016 |

Aesthetically Pleasing Nightmares

Posted by Bianca Went, University of Melbourne, Screen & Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication, Graduate Student and MIFF 2016 intern.

Art has always had a fascination with the future. Intrigued by what is to come, literature and cinema have often worked hand in hand to create a myriad of potential dystopias, brimming with terrifying possibilities. Always set somewhere in the futu

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