Festival Archive 1952-2019

The MIFF online archive contains 68 past editions of the festival (1952–2019) for you to browse or search through. We hope the archive will be a resource used by festival goers, film lovers, students, historians and whoever else would like to learn more about the types of films MIFF has screened over the years, or to track the trajectory of the festival’s curatorship, its directors and its scope.

Search options currently include: ‘Festival Year’, ‘Film Title’, ‘Director’ and ‘Country’.

A big thank you to our MIFF volunteers and partners who have helped make this archive possible.

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. With over 12,000 film synopses and more than 9000 directors’ names, there may appear a few typos here and there as our database comes to terms with special characters (my, there was a huge amount of Eastern European cinema screened at the festival back in the 60s!) and other items that need manual tweaking. Similarly, sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are slowly filling these in with further research. 

MIFF 1978

Festival Program
66 features and 101 short films were screened from 2 June to 17 June
Full Program

Program in Focus
The 1978 festival featured a selection of American silent classics. Nine feature films were curated for this section, including The Crowd (King Vidor, 1928), The Wind (Victor Sjöstrom, 1928), A Woman in Paris (Charles Chaplin, 1923) and The Last Command (Josef von Sternberg, 1928).

Other notable new films included That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel), Citizen's Band (Jonathan Demme), The American Friend (Wim Wenders), The Apple Game (V?ra Chytilová)

Featured Film
Before Hindsight (Jonathan Lewis, 1977)

Featured Film
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (Christian Blackwood, 1977)

Erwin Rado

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