MIFF 1978

Erwin Rado

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)

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From the Festival Files

Making the Festival

The Melbourne Film Festival began as the idea of a few passionate individuals. A sub-committee, formed from delegates to the 1951 Australian Council of Film Societies film weekend, suggested that a small festival of films in the tourist town of Olinda should be held in 1952. The resulting festival was a testament to the do-it-yourself initiative of the Olinda festival committee. As some 800 festiv …

You Had to Be There

The thrill of the festival happens in a moment. In the shared moments created in being present at the festival, and in sharing experiences with others in the MIFF community. These moments are the instances that set the festival apart from the everyday, that remind us that we live in the present, and that some experiences are just too unique to replicate. … Each year, we return to the festival to …