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Viewing films where tagged filmmaking
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2008

2008

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

Ablaze

Ablaze

Tiriki Onus thought he knew his grandfather Bill, until an unearthed film reel suggests he might have been the first ever Aboriginal filmmaker.

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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.

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Devotion: A Film About Ogawa Productions

Devotion: A Film About Ogawa Productions

Legendary American lesbian feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer turns her lens to the inner workings of Japanese filmmaking collective Ogawa Productions.

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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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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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Fist of Fury Noongar Daa

Fist of Fury Noongar Daa

A Bruce Lee martial-arts classic gets an Indigenous twist as the first feature film ever to be fully dubbed in an Aboriginal Australian language.

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Hopper/Welles

Hopper/Welles

Dennis Hopper and Orson Welles meet for a free-ranging conversation on everything from politics and sex to the cinema itself in this unmissable slice of film history.
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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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Marcelita

Marcelita

An elderly woman and her nephew wax nostalgic in this charming ode to times gone by.

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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 Nowhere Inn

The Nowhere Inn

Director Bill Benz

Carrie Brownstein and St. Vincent play versions of themselves in this music mockumentary that explores the absurdities of fame and friendship.

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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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Social Hygiene

Social Hygiene

Denis Côté’s witty, theatrical battle of the sexes turns social distancing into an exercise in mutual estrangement.

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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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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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Valpi (Tectonics)

Valpi (Tectonics)

Dianna Barrie and Richard Tuohy present a lo-fi 3D film captured in the crushing shadow of volcanoes.

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The Village Detective: A Song Cycle

The Village Detective: A Song Cycle

Bill Morrison revisits lesser-known chapters of Soviet film history in this hypnotic fever dream that melds art and archive.

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Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

From race to religion, flesh to nature, this comprehensive documentary explores how cinema exhumes the old traumas that modernity tries to bury.