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Viewing films where tagged True Story
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Accelerator Shorts 2

Accelerator Shorts 2

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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Ain't No Time for Women

Ain't No Time for Women

Hot Docs 2021’s Best Canadian Short Documentary winner turns the lens on Saïda’s, a salon where Tunisian women can talk politics while getting their hair done.

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Angh

Angh

Director Theja Rio

In 1960s rural India, a village chief and his son resist the pressure of conforming to the new world of Christianity.

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Animation Shorts

Animation Shorts

Diverse new animated shorts from around the world and closer to home.
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Bach-Hông

Bach-Hông

A young Vietnamese-French woman is faced with the communist takeover of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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The Beloved

The Beloved

Commune or cult? This epic documentary illuminates the Rajneesh sannyasin movement in 1980s Fremantle, as told by those who lived through it.

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Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou

Director Justin Chon

In this timely and electric Un Certain Regard–premiering drama, a family must contend with the distressing prospect of being separated by immigration officials.

Bodyless

Bodyless

Military rule fuses with ultra-modern digital technologies to open up an ethereal portal that transcends time.

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Celts

Celts

This complex, evocative period piece about human disconnection invites you to a party in 1990s Belgrade – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume optional.

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Documentary Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Short documentaries from around the globe.
Fortune!

Fortune!

Enter the mind of the world’s greatest con man – and get that dough.

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Freedom Swimmer

Freedom Swimmer

Olivia Martin McGuire parallels a grandfather’s journey to safety during the Cultural Revolution with his granddaughter’s fight for freedom in Hong Kong today.

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International Shorts 1

International Shorts 1

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.
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JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

Oliver Stone knows who really killed the president. Now, his new documentary sets out to convince you.

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KKUM

KKUM

Prayers by day, dreams by night – a mother keeps her son safe.

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MIFF Centrepiece Gala - Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

MIFF Centrepiece Gala - Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The “Black Woodstock” of 1969, which was filmed but never seen, finally makes it to the big screen in this Sundance US Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner.

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The Ninth Tower

The Ninth Tower

When the Victorian Government locks down his public-housing building, a teenager responsible for his mother’s welfare is pushed to the brink.

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Quo Vadis, Aida?

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Nominated for Best International Feature Film at this year’s Oscars, this extraordinary account of a 1995 Bosnian massacre is powerful, essential viewing.

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Radiograph of a Family

Radiograph of a Family

A deeply personal portrait becomes a reflection on Iran’s turbulent political history in this striking, formally innovative memoir.

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Spirits and Rocks: An Azorean Myth

Spirits and Rocks: An Azorean Myth

A meditative guide through the Azores archipelago’s history and its inhabitants’ connection to the volatile land.

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Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The “Black Woodstock” of 1969, which was filmed but never seen, finally makes it to the big screen in this Sundance US Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner.