Bold works from emerging Australian and New Zealand filmmakers.
Speak Percussion’s Kaylie Melville and Tilman Robinson collaborate with filmmaker Sabina Maselli (Landing), for this hypnotic environmental short.
The winner of the Berlinale’s Golden Bear for Best Film is a wistful, sun-drenched paean to family and tradition in the face of upheaval.
Impassioned narratives from this continent’s best.
An experimental critique of modernism set in the dystopian present, exaggerating the sensuality of consumerism and the comfort of unconscious thought.
This surreal, offbeat fable of environmental destruction and familial reconciliation defies audience expectations at every turn.
From the frontlines, this thriller-esque documentary cuts like a chainsaw at the heart of the Philippines’ fight for its environmental life.
Far-reaching, resonating subjects pulled from various corners of the world.
The winner of Rotterdam’s Tiger Award melds magic realism, mythology, ecology and ethnography into an exquisite cine-poem.
Unconventional cinema that tests the boundaries of form and function.
No designer has ever tested the ethics of their practice by visiting all their suppliers around the world … until Mother of Pearl’s Amy Powney.
In this love story written in lava, two intrepid scientists who adore volcanoes as much as each other gift the world with something extraordinary.
A portrait of one woman’s quest to preserve a unique landscape in the face of ecological devastation and the limits of her solitary existence.
Bear witness to the possible futures of the planet’s oldest tropical rainforest in a world-first durational VR installation.
MIFF Accelerator Lab alumna Domini Marshall (Slap) delivers an affecting exploration of victim-survivor trauma.
Arthouse giant Guy Maddin (The Green Fog, My Winnipeg) voices a talking horse in this surreal comedy-horror.
Remarkable short-form favourites from Cannes, Sundance and Berlin.
An award-packed cornucopia from directors known and new.
A breathtaking five-chapter investigation of the interface between the real and virtual worlds.
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.
A queer woman returns to her Lagos home in search of healing, where she discovers a new understanding of the people and experiences that shaped her.
A grandmother teaches her grandson about the origins of their remote Indigenous village in this stunning, ethereal short.
When strangers appear outside her window and lure her mother away, seven-year-old Sophie follows.
A mermaid struggles with identity in an alienating suburban world without running water.
A Sri Lankan woman navigates a multitude of spaces – from the physical to the digital and into the virtual plane.
Across place and time, lucid dreams reconnect two people who once crossed paths.
In a post-collapse world, a prisoner cleans an all-white room while a rebel investigates a decaying factory.
Cleverman’s Hunter Djali Yumunu Page-Lochard stars in this gorgeously shot First Nations mystery that tells of ancient spirits inhabiting the land.
A moving story of two Ghanaian boys haunted by the loss of their older brother.
Legendary structuralist filmmaker James Benning crafts an ostensibly simple, quietly mischievous landscape work that reflects on his homeland today.
As her father turns his car into a water pump, a little girl transforms into a force of nature.
A summertime romance awakens a Spanish town’s superstitious history in this lyrical drama about the gifts and burdens of family legacies.
The 2022 Cannes Short Film Palme d’Or winner is a hypnotic work that watches with strange wonder as the world ends in the aftermath of an asteroid.
Frankie and Charlie regret moving into a tiny home, but a sick cockatiel offers a welcome distraction.
Locarno’s Cinema e Gioventù Prize winner blends drama, absurdity and humour in depicting a Philippine city’s survival in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.