MIFF 1995

Tait Brady

Festival Program
100 feature films and 171 short films were screened from 8 June to 25 June
Full Program

Program in Focus
The 44th MIFF program featured a disparate collection of films under the title Buried Treasure, including Lumière Shorts, Ritwik Ghatak and Humphrey Jennings. The program also recognised the 40th anniversary of the Oberhausen Short FIlm Festival, Indonesian comedies from the early independence period and paid homage to Robert Wise. General features and documentaries, along with the Youth Film Festival also formed part of the program. 

Filmmaker in Focus
Robert Wise. A retrospective of the filmmaker's work was screened.
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Opening Night Film
The Sentimental Bloke (Raymond Longford, 1919)

Image Gallery


MIFF 1995
MIFF 1995


Director He Jianjun
MIFF 1995

Umbo and Samuel

Umbo et Samuel
MIFF 1995

From the Festival Files

The Living Festival

What would a festival be without its audience? There wouldn’t be a festival at all! … People are the beating heart of MIFF. It was the coming together of some 800 people in Olinda in 1952 that gave birth to the Melbourne Film Festival. Since that unanticipated outpouring of community love for film, MIFF has become an annual gathering space for film enthusiasts and the cine-curious from Melbourne …

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 …