MIFF 1996

Tait Brady
#45

Festival Program
102 feature films and 134 short films were screened from 25 July to 11 August
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Program in Focus
The 45th MIFF program included the following sections: Contemporary World Cinema, Australian Panorama, Digita (where the worlds of digital media and cinema collide) and Robotica, Melbourne's first comprehensive exhibition and screening programme of all things robotic. Reel Dance, a specially curated programmed of dance works on film and video that encompasses visual records of performance, documentaries, contemporary experimental, conceptual and interpretive dance, was also screened. Programming staples, the Documentary stream and International Shorts Competition continued to feature. 

Filmmaker in Focus
Ida Lupino. A retrospective of the actress-director's films were screened.
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Opening Night Film
Children of the Revolution (Peter Duncan)
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From the Festival Files

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 …

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 …