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MIFF Talks: Queer Activism: From Life to Screen
10.12.2021 |

MIFF Talks: Queer Activism: From Life to Screen

A panel of filmmakers, academics and activists explore one of the prevalent documentary themes at MIFF 69: queer activism.
MIFF Talks: New Iranian Cinema
06.10.2021 |

MIFF Talks: New Iranian Cinema

Bandar Band director Manijeh Hekmat discusses the films spotlighted in MIFF 69’s New Iranian Cinema strand and the rise of filmmaking in this region.
MIFF Talks: Consuming Culture: Pandemic Habits
14.09.2021 | MIFF Talks

MIFF Talks: Consuming Culture: Pandemic Habits

A roundtable discussion dedicated to how we have – or haven’t – changed when it comes to watching, reading, and otherwise consuming film and media since the start of the pandemic.
MIFF Talks
The Sweet Spot: An Interview with Trevor Graham
07.09.2021 | Critics Campus Interviews

The Sweet Spot: An Interview with Trevor Graham

Critics Campus 2021 participant Ying-Di Yin speaks to Chef Antonio’s Recipes for Revolution director Trevor Graham about documenting the intricacies of life, labour and love, as well as building trust with one’s film subjects.
Critics Campus Interviews
Filming a Feeling: An Interview with John Daschbach
31.08.2021 | Critics Campus Interviews

Filming a Feeling: An Interview with John Daschbach

Critics Campus 2021 participant Tiia Kelly, in conversation with Come Back Anytime director John Daschbach, explores cuisine, community and the importance of positivity during this time of precarity.
Critics Campus Interviews
Light and Darkness: An Interview with Jessica Beshir
26.08.2021 | Critics Campus Interviews

Light and Darkness: An Interview with Jessica Beshir

Critics Campus 2021 participant Louise Cain speaks to Faya Dayi director Jessica Beshir about intention, instinct and creating spaces for stories to unfold on their own.
Critics Campus Interviews
Podcast: The Kids Will Be Alright
21.08.2021 | Critics Campus Reviews

Podcast: The Kids Will Be Alright

Critics Campus participant Vyshnavee Wijekumar takes an in-depth look at Off Country and The Kids, two documentaries that explore the experiences of young people within vulnerable communities across different eras and geographic locations.
Critics Campus Reviews
Ablaze – Q&A with Alec Morgan and Tiriki Onus

Ablaze – Q&A with Alec Morgan and Tiriki Onus

A chat with Alec Morgan and Tiriki Onus about their MIFF Premiere Fund–supported documentary Ablaze and delving deep into Indigenous and film history.
Interviews MIFF Premiere Fund
Transience and Transformation: An Interview with Kyle Davis
19.08.2021 | Critics Campus Interviews

Transience and Transformation: An Interview with Kyle Davis

Critics Campus 2021 participant Jared Richards speaks to Dry Winter director Kyle Davis about big transitions – from short to feature filmmaking, and in life – as well as depicting rural Australia in his affecting film.
Critics Campus Interviews
Love in Bright Landscapes – Q&A with Jonathan Alley

Love in Bright Landscapes – Q&A with Jonathan Alley

Director Jonathan Alley talks to MIFF about his latest documentary, an engrossing portrait of the rise and untimely demise of David McComb, the virtuosic frontman of Australian rock band The Triffids.
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