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6 Festivals

6 Festivals

Some of the biggest names in Aussie music assemble in this youth-focused road-trip movie about the bonds we make when we throw caution to the wind.

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Accelerator Shorts 1

Accelerator Shorts 1

Bold works from emerging Australian and New Zealand filmmakers.

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Accelerator Shorts 2

Accelerator Shorts 2

Preview the next generation of homegrown directors.

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Aftersun

Aftersun

Normal People’s Paul Mescal stars in this drama about a father–daughter bond and the small moments that build it, and those that threaten to break it.

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Animation Shorts

Animation Shorts

Forms collide in this assorted collection of visual storytelling.

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Short
Astel

Astel

An exquisitely told coming-of-age drama about a young Senegalese girl whose relationship with her father undergoes a significant shift.

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Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Impassioned narratives from this continent’s best.

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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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Brian and Charles

Brian and Charles

Director Jim Archer

A crowd favourite at Sundance, Brian and Charles is a quirky, cheerful comedy about robots, cabbages and friendship.

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The Cathedral

The Cathedral

An exciting American director transforms an ordinary childhood into something sublime – and even sacred.

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Children of the Mist

Children of the Mist

A delicately handled documentary portrait of a sparky teen girl torn between her community’s traditions and an independent future.

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The Cloud Messenger

The Cloud Messenger

Star-crossed teens meet across time, space and ancient myth in this romantically ravishing journey through the cosmic cycle of life and death.

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The Crossing

The Crossing

Mixing realism and myth, this award-winning film uses a unique animation style to tell the story of two war-torn siblings with beauty, light and hope.

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Documentary Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Far-reaching, resonating subjects pulled from various corners of the world.

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Short
The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone

The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone

Director Maya Newell

Acclaimed filmmaker Maya Newell (Gayby Baby) collaborates with trans trailblazer Georgie Stone for this story of activism and gender affirmation.

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Experimental Shorts

Experimental Shorts

Unconventional cinema that tests the boundaries of form and function.

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Falcon Lake

Falcon Lake

Actor Charlotte Le Bon makes a bold directorial debut with this haunting coming-of-age romance set during a summer vacation, straight from Cannes.

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From Senegal to Somalia: New African Voices in Cinema

From Senegal to Somalia: New African Voices in Cinema

Stories about unfathomable loss and forbidden lust. These storytellers reflect colonisation's continued impact on the people left in its wake.

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Funny Pages

Funny Pages

Director Owen Kline

In this Safdies-produced coming-of-age black comedy, a comic-book nerd thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he meets a cranky fiftysomething ex-colourist.

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Futura

Futura

Three of Italy’s finest filmmakers take to the road to craft a humanistic portrait of the country today, as seen through the eyes of its youth.

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A House Made of Splinters

A House Made of Splinters

This Sundance winner offers a timely, immersive glimpse at the lives of Ukrainian children near the frontlines of the pre-invasion war with Russia.

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Innocence

Innocence

Marion Cotillard stars in this powerful, Gothic coming-of-age tale from Lucile Hadžihalilović, based on a late-19th-century novella by Frank Wedekind.

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International Shorts 1

International Shorts 1

Remarkable short-form favourites from Cannes, Sundance and Berlin.

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International Shorts 2

International Shorts 2

An award-packed cornucopia from directors known and new.

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Lonesome

Lonesome

A revealing (in more ways than one) look at sexually charged gay youth and the connections made in the heat of naked self-discovery.

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Short
Long Line of Ladies

Long Line of Ladies

A girl and her community prepare for her Ihuk, the once-dormant coming-of-age ceremony of the Karuk tribes of Northern California.

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Lucky Peach

Lucky Peach

Director Grace Tan

An imaginative, deeply personal story about the tensions that develop between an immigrant mother and a young woman as she prepares to head abroad.

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A Male

A Male

A Male is a distinctly authentic coming-of-age story that doubles as a smart and probing study of the havoc wreaked by toxic masculinity.

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Mate

Mate

The first Australian film to win the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Grand Prix, Mate is a relentless encounter with self-destruction.

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MIFF Play Premiere - Funny Pages

MIFF Play Premiere - Funny Pages

Director Owen Kline
In this Safdies-produced coming-of-age black comedy, a comic-book nerd thinks he’s hit the jackpot when he meets a cranky fiftysomething ex-colourist. Read More →
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My Old School

My Old School

Director Jono McLeod

Animation, Alan Cumming and an academic hoax come together in this stranger-than-fiction documentary about an infamous Scottish scandal.

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My Small Land

My Small Land

Hirokazu Kore-eda protégé Ema Kawawada debuts with this heart-rending drama exploring the little-seen world of Kurdish asylum seekers in Japan.

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Short
Myth

Myth

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

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Of an Age

Of an Age

Goran Stolevski’s heart-meltingly tender, quintessentially Melbourne queer coming-of-age tale will make you swoon from beginning to end.

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Opening Night Gala - Of an Age

Opening Night Gala - Of an Age

Goran Stolevski’s heart-meltingly tender, quintessentially Melbourne queer coming-of-age tale will make you swoon from beginning to end.

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Palm Trees and Power Lines

Palm Trees and Power Lines

Director Jamie Dack

In this powerfully unsettling examination of consent and predation, which won a Sundance Directing Award, a teenager falls for a man twice her age.

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Short
Persona

Persona

Director Sujin Moon

The first Korean animated short to be selected for Cannes’s competition, Persona is a bizarre trip through the toxic beauty standards of social media.

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Piggy

Piggy

The cruelty of teenage girls is more distressing than the growing pile of bloodied bodies in this ferocious study of the horrors of bullying.

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Playground

Playground

A gripping child’s-eye view of the cycles of bullying and how the schoolyard mirrors the ‘playground’ of adult life.

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Return to Seoul

Return to Seoul

Director Davy Chou

An adopted young French woman journeys back and forth over several years to connect with her Korean roots – but she’s not sure what she’s looking for.

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Short
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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Short
Sandstorm

Sandstorm

Director Seemab Gul

A Karachi schoolgirl’s world falls apart after she shares a sensual dance video with her virtual boyfriend, who proceeds to blackmail her.

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Seeing Red and Feeling Blue

Seeing Red and Feeling Blue

Director Jane Oehr

Women open up about menstruation, childbirth and their bodies in this cathartic 1974 feminist documentary.

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Short
Trumpets in the Sky

Trumpets in the Sky

A poetic and powerful drama about a Syrian teenager who returns from a long day in the field to discover she’s about to be sold into marriage.

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Short
Tuī Ná

Tuī Ná

For one teenager, queer identity collides with familial expectation and the intricacies of the immigrant experience.

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Short
Victim

Victim

A mother’s love for her son is tested by his increasingly alarming behaviour.

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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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We Are Still Here

We Are Still Here

From the ancient past to a dystopian future, this genre-hopping First Nations anthology film challenges colonial myths and celebrates resistance.

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We, Students!

We, Students!

An rare look at life in the Central African Republic as four students are thrown personal and emotional curveballs on their path to a better future.

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Short
Will You Look at Me

Will You Look at Me

Director Shuli Huang

Winner of Cannes’ Short Film Queer Palm, this tender, ethereal essay follows a Chinese filmmaker returning home in search of love and acceptance.

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Yuni

Yuni

Toronto’s 2021 Platform Prize winner is a vibrant yet bittersweet portrait of adolescent girlhood colliding with the weight of cultural expectations.

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