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Viewing films where genre is Comedy
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Accelerator Shorts 1

Accelerator Shorts 1

Short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today.

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Accelerator Shorts: MIFF 68½

Accelerator Shorts: MIFF 68½

Revisit selected Australian titles from the MIFF 68½ Shorts program, featuring work by filmmakers participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021.
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Apples

Apples

In the midst of a global amnesia pandemic, one man is sent to a government facility to remember who he is.

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Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Australia’s finest short films.
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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Director Radu Jude

Sex is fodder for black comedy in this scathing portrayal of life in the age of COVID-19.

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Bandar Band

Bandar Band

Amid Iran’s widespread 2019 floods, three young musicians set out for a career-making gig in Tehran. But as the water rises, their chances of making it on time diminish.

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Best MIFF Shorts

Best MIFF Shorts

A collection of the best short films of the festival, as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards Jury and the MIFF Shorts Programmer.

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Best Sellers

Best Sellers

Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza match wits – and red pens – as a cranky author and peppy publisher in this rollicking literary comedy.

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Big

Big

The film that made Tom Hanks a genuine star is now roughly the same age as its grown-up lead was, yet it remains equally as innocent and charming.

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CODA

CODA

Director Siân Heder

A sweet, touchingly funny tale about a working-class teen whose newfound passion for singing helps her connect with her deaf family in new ways.

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El Planeta

El Planeta

A real-life mother–daughter duo play a semi-fictional mother–daughter duo struggling to make ends meet in this charismatic feminist class comedy.

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Fist of Fury Noongar Daa

Fist of Fury Noongar Daa

A Bruce Lee martial-arts classic gets an Indigenous twist as the first feature film ever to be fully dubbed in an Aboriginal Australian language.

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Freshman Year

Freshman Year

This Gen Z Before Sunrise finds tender romance in youthful self-discovery.

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Friends and Strangers

Friends and Strangers

The drift of twentysomething life comes under the lens in this celebrated Aussie slacker satire.

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Glen

Glen

Divorced, lonely and inept with the web, a 50-year-old man decides to try his hand at finding love online – with spectacularly catastrophic results.

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Howard the Duck 70mm Special Screening

Howard the Duck 70mm Special Screening

Prepare to be astounded as this quacktacular Marvel Comics oddity gets plucked from the depths of history for a glorious 70mm screening.

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The Human Voice

The Human Voice

Tilda Swinton sets the screen ablaze in Pedro Almodóvar’s expressionistic, dangerously dramatic English-language debut.

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International Shorts 1

International Shorts 1

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.
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International Shorts 2

International Shorts 2

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.
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Jeanette Is the Dog

Jeanette Is the Dog

Director Pat Mooney

Melbourne has never looked sleeker than in this low-key mumblecore piece.

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Language Lessons

Language Lessons

Co-writers Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales depict a modern-age bond in this touching SXSW Audience Award–winning film, told entirely across screens.

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Love Songs for Tough Guys

Love Songs for Tough Guys

Vanessa Paradis, François Damiens and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi lead this charming, lovestruck comedy set in a port of northern France.

MIFF Closing Night - Language Lessons

MIFF Closing Night - Language Lessons

Co-writers Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales depict a modern-age bond in this touching SXSW Audience Award–winning film, told entirely across screens.

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Never Gonna Snow Again

Never Gonna Snow Again

You’re in excellent hands with this wicked class satire about a very special immigrant masseur and the affluent individuals who grow besotted with him.

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Ninjababy

Ninjababy

A twentysomething has to grapple with the pressures of impending maturity as well as the ‘ninjababy’ that has snuck inside her seemingly undetected.

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Not a Wallflower

Not a Wallflower

An uplifting, flower shop–set meet-cute between an apprentice florist and the customer of his dreams.

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The Nowhere Inn

The Nowhere Inn

Director Bill Benz

Carrie Brownstein and St. Vincent play versions of themselves in this music mockumentary that explores the absurdities of fame and friendship.

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Playlist

Playlist

Director Nine Antico

In this delightful slacker story, a young Parisian comic-book artist is on the hunt for stability, a career, self-confidence, love – but nothing seems to go her way.

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Queen of Glory

Queen of Glory

Director Nana Mensah

This gutsy and charming film about a young Ghanaian-American woman at a crossroads marks the arrival of a filmmaker with a fresh, unique vision.

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Reptile

Reptile

You always have to watch out for those early warning signs.

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Riders of Justice

Riders of Justice

Mads Mikkelsen headlines this ingenious, pitch-black Scandi revenge comedy.

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Set!

Set!

In the ruthless world of competitive table-setting, it’s knives at 20 places.

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Social Hygiene

Social Hygiene

Denis Côté’s witty, theatrical battle of the sexes turns social distancing into an exercise in mutual estrangement.

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Sun Children

Sun Children

A gang of streets kids is hired to pull off a dangerous heist in this Oscar-shortlisted coming-of-age drama from Iranian master director Majid Majidi.

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Together Together

Together Together

Rising alt-comedy star Patti Harrison joins Ed Helms in this wry surrogate-pregnancy comedy that upends traditional gender dynamics and subverts expectations.

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The Trees

The Trees

The darkly humorous 2021 Clermont-Ferrand International Competition Special Jury Prize winner pits a funeral custom against languishing olive trees.

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What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

This Berlinale FIPRESCI Prize winner is a romantic, Kafkaesque fable full of poignant whimsy and playful imagery.

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You and Me, Before and After

You and Me, Before and After

Yael Stone and Emily Barclay star as frenemy sisters in this sibling dramedy by Madeleine Gottlieb.