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Viewing films where tagged nostalgia
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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 1

Accelerator Shorts 1

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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Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Australia’s finest short films.
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Black Hole

Black Hole

Winner of two Locarno Leopards of Tomorrow awards, this stunning portrait of adolescent abandon unfolds at the threshold of emerging maturity.

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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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Censor

Censor

At the height of the ‘video nasty’ era, a tightly wound film censor begins to unravel in this clever and subversive ode to the genre.

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Documentary Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Short documentaries from around the globe.
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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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Howard the Duck 70mm Special Screening

Howard the Duck 70mm Special Screening

Prepare to be astounded as this quacktacular Marvel Comics oddity gets plucked from the depths of history for a glorious 70mm screening.

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International Shorts 1

International Shorts 1

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.
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International Shorts 2

International Shorts 2

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.
Lagos at Large

Lagos at Large

Weave your way through the bustling streets and idyllic beaches of Lagos.

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Laura

Laura

Two estranged friends stumble upon each other and reconnect over a shared loss.

Little Tornadoes

Little Tornadoes

Co-written by Christos Tsiolkas, this period drama depicts a newly-single father’s efforts to weather the turbulence of change – in his life and in the world around him.

Love in Bright Landscapes

Love in Bright Landscapes

An engrossing portrait of the rise and untimely demise of David McComb, the virtuosic frontman of Australian rock band The Triffids.

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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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The Men Who Wait

The Men Who Wait

On a slag heap that once belonged to a coalmine, revellers seek erotic gratification.

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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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No Ordinary Man

No Ordinary Man

Maliciously outed after his death, musician Billy Tipton is now a transmasculine icon.

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Riding Scooters

Riding Scooters

Director Terry Hou

A teenager is faced with the choice between rising up to become the better man or debasing himself for acceptance.

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Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

Sweep the clouds away with this joyous origin story of your favourite childhood TV show.

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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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Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free

Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free

Newly discovered archival footage provides a time capsule into the making of Tom Petty’s iconic 1994 album Wildflowers, revealing an artist at a career crossroads.

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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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Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano

Director Gracie Otto

Go behind the music at the sunny Caribbean studio that birthed some of the biggest hits of the 1980s.

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Vacant Possession

Vacant Possession

Director Margot Nash

Starring Pamela Rabe, Margot Nash’s acclaimed first feature – now gloriously restored – is a must for the big screen.

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You and Me, Before and After

You and Me, Before and After

Yael Stone and Emily Barclay star as frenemy sisters in this sibling dramedy by Madeleine Gottlieb.