MIFF Schools

MIFF Schools returns in 2022 – in cinemas and online – as part of the festival’s landmark 70th edition. The program was curated with a view to presenting high-quality, diverse films in some of the languages commonly taught in Victorian schools (French, Indonesian, Italian and Japanese) as well as to strengthen students’ understanding of First Nations cultures and history.

In-cinema tickets will cost $12 per student (and free for teachers), while each stream can be booked for $35. Each ticket is valid for one class viewing of your MIFF Schools film from 22 to 26 August. Find out more about each film and book tickets via the links below.

Find out more about MIFF Schools here

 


Embrace Kids

Embrace Kids

Australia (2022, dir. Taryn Brumfitt, 75 mins)
Language: English

Filled with fun and joy, this vital documentary shows kids how to move, nourish, respect and embrace their bodies.
Franklin

Franklin

Australia (2022, dir. Kasimir Burgess)
Language: English

A young Tasmanian activist follows in the literal footsteps of his late father, who in the 80s fought to save the pristine Franklin River wilderness.
Futura

Futura

Italy (2021, dir. Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi & Alice Rohrwacher, 107 mins)
Language: Italian, with English subtitles

Three of Italy’s finest filmmakers take their cameras on the road to craft an honest and humanistic portrait of the country today, as seen through the eyes of its youth.
My Small Land

My Small Land

Japan (2022, dir. Emma Kawawada, 114 mins)
Language: Japanese, Turkish and Kurdish, with English subtitles

Hirokazu Kore-eda protégé Emma Kawawada makes her directorial debut with this heart-rending drama exploring the little-seen world of Kurdish asylum seekers in Japan.
The Crossing

The Crossing

France, Czech Republic, Germany (2021, dir. Florence Miailhe, 84 mins)
Language: French, with English subtitles

Mixing realism and myth, this award-winning film uses a unique animation technique to tell the story of two war-torn siblings with beauty, light and hope.
We Are Still Here

We Are Still Here

Australia, New Zealand (2022, dir. Beck Cole, Chantelle Burgoyne, Dena Curtis, Richard Curtis, Mario Gaoa, Danielle MacLean, Miki Magasiva, Renae Maihi, Tracey Rigney & Tim Worrall, 82 mins)
Language: Māori, Samoan and Turkish, with English subtitles

From the ancient past to a dystopian future, this genre-hopping anthology film brings together First Nations filmmakers from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific to challenge colonial myths and celebrate the power of resistance.
Yuni

Yuni

Indonesia (2021, dir. Kamila Andini, 95 mins)
Language: Indonesian, with English subtitles

Toronto’s 2021 Platform Prize winner is a vibrant yet bittersweet portrait of adolescent girlhood colliding with the weight of cultural expectations.