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Viewing films where tagged art and design
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2008

2008

Blake Williams returns to MIFF with a stereoscopic 3D piece that collapses time, distance and intimacy.

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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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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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Alba

Alba

An aspiring Peruvian performer must decide whether she’s dancing for others or for herself.

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Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Australia’s finest short films.
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Bodies in Motion

Bodies in Motion

After 18 months and however many lockdowns later, bodies tremble for movement. But there is another performer on stage: the camera.
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Bonanza!

Bonanza!

Commissioned by Chunky Move, this playfully experimental work traverses ritual, body modification and algorithms.

Bridge to Sovietopia

Bridge to Sovietopia

Roam through Soviet ruins in this poetic dissection of a crumbled past and an always forward-looking future.

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Craftsman

Craftsman

Isolated and maligned by her peers, a woodworker crafts a more assured self-image.

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Documentary Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Short documentaries from around the globe.
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earthearthearth

earthearthearth

IFFR Tiger Award winner Daïchi Saïto presents an absorbing, otherworldly study of our planet.

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The Echo

The Echo

In a nondescript place, seemingly forgotten by time, a teenager tries to outrun his loneliness.

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Experimental Shorts

Experimental Shorts

Films that experiment with form, content and style.
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Finding Jedda

Finding Jedda

The directorial debut from producer Tanith Glynn-Maloney reimagines the 1954 auditions for Charles Chauvel’s iconic final film.

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Girls | Museum

Girls | Museum

A guided tour through art history as seen through the female gaze – and a savvy, subversive rejoinder to centuries of representation from the eyes of the male beholder.

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Glimpses from a Visit to Orkney in Summer 1995

Glimpses from a Visit to Orkney in Summer 1995

Director Ute Aurand

Remembrance blooms in this New York Film Festival–premiering avant-garde short.

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Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Misogynist or champion of women? This expansive portrait of a controversial fashion icon captures both light and shade.

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Maat Means Land

Maat Means Land

Director Fox Maxy

Poised at the intersection of activism and art, wunderkind Fox Maxy’s TikTok-esque tapestry documents the injustice and legacy of colonisation.

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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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Multiply

Multiply

Director Rhys Graham

A 2020 large-scale participatory-dance work choreographed by the acclaimed Stephanie Lake expresses the inexpressible in lockdown.

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One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean

One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean

Director Wang Yuyan

In the age of information overload, the challenge is to avoid drowning.

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Poleng

Poleng

Director Naina Sen

Naina Sen explores the relationship between biracial identity and generational belonging through traditional Balinese dance.

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The Prelude - Michelle

The Prelude - Michelle

An exquisitely shot insight into dance, dramaturgy and performance featuring dancer Michelle Heaven.

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Prom Night

Prom Night

Director Lydia Rui

A Lynchian depiction of self-transformation in the social media age.

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Set!

Set!

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

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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.

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Thorax

Thorax

Siegfried A. Fruhauf returns with a dazzlingly abstracted Rorschach-like lightshow.

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To Feather, to Wither

To Feather, to Wither

This cinematic insight into the craft of a taxidermist illuminates the relationship between artist and animal.

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Train Again

Train Again

Peter Tscherkassky pays homage to avant-garde filmmaker Kurt Kren, his own film L’arrivée and the cinema’s original muse in this Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection.

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Wojnarowicz

Wojnarowicz

Director Chris McKim

Artist, outsider, writer, queer activist. David Wojnarowicz was all of these things and more, as Chris McKim captures in his fiery documentary.