Short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia participating in the MIFF Accelerator Lab 2021. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today.
In 1960s rural India, a village chief and his son resist the pressure of conforming to the new world of Christianity.
Food lovers won’t be able to resist this tantalising story of a master ramen chef and his legendary Tokyo noodle shop.
IFFR Tiger Award winner Daïchi Saïto presents an absorbing, otherworldly study of our planet.
Mytho-pagan eco horror meets fungi-infused body horror in the primordial South African jungle.
MIFF alumnus and Shorts Award winner Eddy Bell returns with an intimate and critical portrait of one of Australia’s worst droughts.
Remembrance blooms in this New York Film Festival–premiering avant-garde short.
Two estranged friends stumble upon each other and reconnect over a shared loss.
As humans shoot for the stars, what do we lose along the way?
A lead turn reminiscent of Marlon Brando anchors this neo-realist look at the Maltese fishing industry.
Poised at the intersection of activism and art, wunderkind Fox Maxy’s TikTok-esque tapestry documents the injustice and legacy of colonisation.
On a slag heap that once belonged to a coalmine, revellers seek erotic gratification.
A timber feller, kept awake by his infant child’s cries of hunger, encounters something perturbing in the woods.
In the age of information overload, the challenge is to avoid drowning.
From mountain high to river deep, director Jennifer Peedom follows her 2017 MIFF hit Mountain with a stunning new cine-sonic journey along the world’s waterways.
Erupting with unforgettable images of Hawaii, this boundary-breaking essay film captures the splendour and turbulent colonial history of the island nation.
Ogawa Productions’ first internationally successful film captures farmers in Sanrizuka, Japan, resisting a government takeover of their land.
A meditative guide through the Azores archipelago’s history and its inhabitants’ connection to the volatile land.
Hot Docs 2020’s Best International Feature Documentary winner offers a dog’s-eye view of life in Istanbul.
Like a real-life fairytale, Taming the Garden is the story of an unseen billionaire who ‘steals’ trees in his desire to build his own private Eden.
The darkly humorous 2021 Clermont-Ferrand International Competition Special Jury Prize winner pits a funeral custom against languishing olive trees.
Dianna Barrie and Richard Tuohy present a lo-fi 3D film captured in the crushing shadow of volcanoes.
A ruminative film on the interplay between bovine lives and human consumption.