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Age of Rage - The Australian Punk Revolution

Age of Rage - The Australian Punk Revolution

The mainstream hated them, but those behind the Aussie punk assault of the 1970s and 80s wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

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Anak

Anak

Masculinity, race and boyhood simmer in this stylish debut about a Filipino-Australian father and his six-year-old son, who are navigating a divorce.

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Audrey Napanangka

Audrey Napanangka

Producer Penelope McDonald returns to the director’s chair with this 10-years-in-the-making tribute to an artist, actor and proud Warlpiri woman.

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Because We Have Each Other

Because We Have Each Other

Sari Braithwaite’s delightfully intimate new feature invites us to share the mundane and the magnificent with a neurodivergent, working-class family.

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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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Clean

Clean

The genuinely inspirational story of how ‘trauma cleaner’ Sandra Pankhurst responded to an unseen world with radical kindness.

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Closing Night Gala - Clean

Closing Night Gala - Clean

The genuinely inspirational story of how ‘trauma cleaner’ Sandra Pankhurst responded to an unseen world with radical kindness.

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Delikado

Delikado

From the frontlines, this thriller-esque documentary cuts like a chainsaw at the heart of the Philippines’ fight for its environmental life.

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Embrace Kids

Embrace Kids

Filled with fun and joy, this vital documentary shows kids how to move, nourish, respect and embrace their bodies.

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The Endangered Generation?

The Endangered Generation?

Combining modern science with ancient First Nations knowledge, this documentary seeks new ways of thinking about the many crises facing our planet.

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Everybody's Oma

Everybody's Oma

An ageing matriarch living with dementia becomes a viral sensation after her son sets out to preserve her precious final moments on film.

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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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Franklin

Franklin

A young Tasmanian activist follows in the literal footsteps of his late father, who in the 80s fought to save the pristine Franklin River wilderness.

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General Hercules

General Hercules

It’s David vs. Goliath in the Aussie outback in this profoundly topical documentary of an independent upstart battling the political establishment.

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Greenhouse by Joost

Greenhouse by Joost

Joost Bakker investigates what it would be like to grow all the food you ever needed, leaving no waste as you do so, right at your doorstep.

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Homosexuality: A Film for Discussion

Homosexuality: A Film for Discussion

A pioneering work of LGBTQIA+ representation that deftly punctures social myths around homosexuality in 1970s Melbourne.

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In This Life's Body

In This Life's Body

A titan of Australian experimental cinema journeys deep within her own past.

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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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The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour

The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour

An existential mishmash of Spike Milligan and Jacques Tati with an Australian flavour, this is absurdist comedy at its weirdest and most charming.

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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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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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Man on Earth

Man on Earth

Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Ruin, Bastardy) returns to MIFF with this unfaltering, compassionate exploration of voluntary assisted dying.

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Moja Vesna

Moja Vesna

Director Sara Kern

A 10-year-old must keep her grief-stricken immigrant family together in this moving Australian–Slovenian co-production.

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The Plains

The Plains

An intriguing, intimate epic that charts the personal ebbs and flows of two men in conversation across the highways and byways of Melbourne.

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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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The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor

The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor

An oral history of the 1920s Melbourne criminal underworld recounts the life and times of one of its most infamous figures.

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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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Seriously Red

Seriously Red

Director Gracie Otto

A vivacious redhead sets out to become a professional Dolly Parton impersonator – but she has big cups to fill.

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Shadow

Shadow

This film from world-renowned ensemble Back to Back wonders whether an AI-led future society will further disenfranchise the disability community.

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Splice Here: A Projected Odyssey - David Thomas Tribute Screening

Splice Here: A Projected Odyssey - David Thomas Tribute Screening

Director Rob Murphy

Join us in tribute to MIFF’s late Technical Manager for 30 years for a new film that itself finds its heart among the projection booths of Melbourne.

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Sweet As

Sweet As

Director Jub Clerc

The Breakfast Club meets the outback in this uplifting coming-of-age road movie by Nyul Nyul / Yawuru director Jub Clerc (The Turning, The Heights).

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Under Cover

Under Cover

Director Sue Thomson

As Australia’s housing crisis deepens, this Margot Robbie–narrated film shows us the fastest-growing social group facing homelessness: women over 55.

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Volcano Man

Volcano Man

When a filmmaker son sets out to make a documentary about his filmmaker father, long-buried feelings and dormant memories bubble to the surface.

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We Were Once Kids

We Were Once Kids

Eddie Martin revisits the cultural landscape of Larry Clark’s iconic 90s film Kids, which paved a bumpy path for its young stars’ future success.

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When Pomegranates Howl

When Pomegranates Howl

On the streets of Kabul, a child dreams of making it big. Will a chance encounter with a foreigner bring his shot at stardom closer?

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