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Accelerator Shorts 1

Accelerator Shorts 1

Bold works from emerging Australian and New Zealand filmmakers.

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Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Director Wen Shipei

Screened at Cannes in 2021, this psychological crime thriller pushes genre into daring territory and heralds a major new Chinese filmmaking talent.

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Blaze

Blaze

A traumatised girl manifests a dragon in this imaginative fable from acclaimed visual artist Del Kathryn Barton, starring Simon Baker and Yael Stone.

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Citizen Ashe

Citizen Ashe

A powerful documentary about the life and cultural impact of tennis icon Arthur Ashe, the first Black athlete to win a Grand Slam singles title.

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The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future

The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future

This surreal, offbeat fable of environmental destruction and familial reconciliation defies audience expectations at every turn.

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Domingo and the Mist

Domingo and the Mist

In this Cannes-premiering drama, a widower resists attempts to oust him from the land where his wife’s spirit returns to him as an ethereal mist.

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Fire Front

Fire Front

Eddie Martin puts viewers on the frontlines of the 2019–2020 bushfires, capturing the catastrophe with a perspective and scale never before seen.

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Gondwana

Gondwana

Bear witness to the possible futures of the planet’s oldest tropical rainforest in a world-first durational VR installation.

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Hear My Eyes: Chopper x Springtime & Mick Harvey

Hear My Eyes: Chopper x Springtime & Mick Harvey

Springtime (The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard, Dirty Three’s Jim White and The Necks’ Chris Abrahams) joins Chopper composer Mick Harvey to rescore the Aussie classic.

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A House

A House

A young woman must face the trauma of her childhood while spending an evening alone with her terminally ill father.

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I Didn't See You There

I Didn't See You There

Winner of Sundance’s US Documentary Directing Award, this formidable, deeply personal piece of filmmaking inhabits the perspective of disability.

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The Integrity of Joseph Chambers

The Integrity of Joseph Chambers

The Killing of Two Lovers director Robert Machoian returns with a slow-burning study of performative masculinity and its associated dangers.

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It's Fine, I'm Fine

It's Fine, I'm Fine

Director Stef Smith

A suburban psychologist negotiates the lives, loves and anxieties of her patients in this magic-realist black-comedy series.

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Joyland

Joyland

Director Saim Sadiq

In the first ever Pakistani film to premiere at Cannes – where it won the Queer Palm – a young man is torn between social conformity and pleasure.

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Leila's Brothers

Leila's Brothers

This panoramic family drama – which plays out like a Tehran-based take on Dickens or Zola – heralds one of Iran’s most exciting up-and-coming voices.

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Leonor Will Never Die

Leonor Will Never Die

In this daring and delirious ode to Philippine cinema, fiction clashes with reality and an elderly filmmaker becomes the hero of her own life.

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The Lost City of Melbourne

The Lost City of Melbourne

Director Gus Berger

The ‘modernisation’ of Melbourne in the 50s razed much of the city, including its elegant cinemas. Now, a Melbourne-made doc brings them back to life.

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My Sunny Maad

My Sunny Maad

The stirring 2021 winner of Annecy’s Jury Prize explores the intricacies of freedom for women inside post-Taliban Afghanistan.

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Myth

Myth

When strangers appear outside her window and lure her mother away, seven-year-old Sophie follows.

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Nelly & Nadine

Nelly & Nadine

Winner of the Berlinale’s Teddy Jury Award, this is the true story of two women who survived WWII’s horrors and smashed social taboos to pursue love.

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Night Creatures

Night Creatures

A series of augmented-reality experiences celebrating the energy, connection and intimacy of the MIFF queue. Read More →
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Patterns of the Afternoon

Patterns of the Afternoon

Two women cross paths one afternoon as they move into and out of an apartment block.

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Pink Reef

Pink Reef

A mermaid struggles with identity in an alienating suburban world without running water.

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Pub: The Movie

Pub: The Movie

From the director of The Search for Weng Weng comes a film as delightfully irreverent as its subject, Fred Negro – “the unofficial mayor of St Kilda”.

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Robe of Gems

Robe of Gems

The 2022 winner of the Berlinale’s Silver Bear Jury Prize is a haunting exploration of the murky complexities of the Mexican drug trade.

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Rustling

Rustling

Director Tom Furniss

The story of a lamb and a boy faced with the challenge of becoming a man.

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Senses of Cinema

Senses of Cinema

This archival treasure trove chronicles the rise and role of Melbourne and Sydney filmmaking cooperatives in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Something in the Dirt

Something in the Dirt

Having directed episodes of Moon Knight and Loki, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead return to their kitchen-sink roots with a DIY sci-fi mind-bender.

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[STERILE]

[STERILE]

Director Luqman Aly

In a post-collapse world, a prisoner cleans an all-white room while a rebel investigates a decaying factory.

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Sushi Noh

Sushi Noh

While staying with her uncle, a girl’s nightmares about a bizarre kitchen appliance manifest into reality.

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Utama

Utama

An elderly Quecha couple face climate change in this tale of love, survival and tradition at high altitude, which won a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

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Warm Blood

Warm Blood

Skate filmmaker Rick Charnoski crafts a penetrating, stylishly gritty story of a teenage vagabond on the fringes of 1980s California.

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War Pony

War Pony

Made in collaboration with the Oglala Lakota community, Riley Keough and Gina Gammell’s Cannes Caméra d’Or winner is a powerful tale of coming of age.

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Washday

Washday

As her father turns his car into a water pump, a little girl transforms into a force of nature.

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Whether the Weather Is Fine

Whether the Weather Is Fine

Locarno’s Cinema e Gioventù Prize winner blends drama, absurdity and humour in depicting a Philippine city’s survival in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

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