Melbourne’s dedicated international documentary film festival

Melbourne (Jul 19-30, 2019)

23jul8:45 pm10:30 pmPariah Dog at Melbourne Doc Fest8:45 pm - 10:30 pm Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon StreetFest:Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

24jul6:15 pm7:30 pmWorld Premiere of film 'Ska'd For Life'6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon StreetFest:Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

27jul6:15 pm8:00 pmDOSED - 1st show SOLD OUT but encore session added6:15 pm - 8:00 pm Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon StreetFest:Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

27jul8:45 pm9:00 pmSweet Soul in Exile Premiere Melbourne Documentary Film Festvial8:45 pm - 9:00 pm Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon StreetFest:Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

27jul(jul 27)11:00 pm28(jul 28)2:00 amAustralian Premiere11:00 pm - 2:00 am (28) Meatpacking Productions, 576 5th Avenue, New YorkFest:Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

28jul11:00 am1:30 pmThe Candidate - world premier screening11:00 am - 1:30 pm Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon StreetFest:Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

28jul6:30 pm8:30 pmDOSED - 2nd Show SOLD OUT but encore session added6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon StreetFest:Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

30jul9:00 pm10:45 pmDOSED - final encore session - tickets now on sale9:00 pm - 10:45 pm Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon StreetFest:Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

31jul8:30 pm10:00 pmThe Candidate Documentary - Second Screening8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon StreetFest:Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

31jul8:30 pm10:30 pmDOSED - SOLD OUT but encore session added - tickets on sale now8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon StreetFest:Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival News, Reviews & Interviews

The Ghost of Peter Sellers

The Ghost of Peter Sellers

Imitated, parodied, celebrated, overrated… there’s a lot of views on the man immortalised as Inspector ...
SKA'D FOR LIFE: AUSSIE DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

SKA’D FOR LIFE: AUSSIE DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE

Film about Aussie ska legends STRANGE TENANTS premieres in Melbourne ...
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Launches 2019 Program

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Launches 2019 Program

Weird, searing, strange and wonderful - the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival has launched their 2019 ...
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People often ask how we get on with Melbourne International Film Festival and how does all that work? It is an interesting question. Well the answer is we have quite a good working relationship with them. We don't have a lot to do with them day-to-day, but we often have people volunteering for both festivals and the reality is filmmakers send their documentaries to many different festivals these days like MIFF, HRAFF, Transitions etc. Our agreement with MIFF is that they have preference over dual submissions, but if they reject an application sent to both festivals we will then play it in what they call an advanced decision. This process takes about 8 weeks and has been working well for the last 4 and a bit years and means more filmmakers get to premiere in Australia. Thomas Caldwell and Al Cossar are really lovely people and have been supportive and understanding about what we are trying to do too, and we hope their festival goes well for them. So, in a spirit of camaderie we pick a Top 5 for MIFF.1: For Sama
http://miff.com.au/program/film/for-sama2: On the Presidents Orders
http://miff.com.au/program/film/on-the-presidents-orders3: The Australian Dream
http://miff.com.au/program/film/the-australian-dream4: Bros After the Screaming Stops
http://miff.com.au/program/film/bros-after-the-screaming-stops5:Morgana
http://miff.com.au/program/film/morgana
TRAILER OF THE DAY: Waiting the Van Duren Story by Wade Jackson.
In the 1970s, Memphis musician Van Duren was tipped to be the next Paul McCartney but instead faded into obscurity. Years later, two Australian friends come across his record and set out to discover what went wrong. Waiting the Van Duren Story plays Cinema Nova on 26th July 2019 @ 6.15pm. Tix www.mdff.org.au
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PFE-DnMCac
Tommy Emmanuel is reviewed by the AU Review and plays Cinema Nova on 26th July 2019 @ 8.45pm. Tix www.mdff.org.au
https://launch.theaureview.com/watch/film/melbourne-international-documentary-film-festival-review-tommy-emmanuel-the-endless-road-is-finger-picking-good/
Docs Factor Podcast looks at The Ghost of Peter Sellers. The Ghost of Peter Sellers plays Cinema Nova on 19th July 2019 @ 8.45pm. Tix www.mdff.org.au.
https://docsfactor.podbean.com/e/mdff-10-the-ghost-of-peter-sellers-season-wrap-up/
FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: DOCS IN FEDERATION SQUARE
As we ramp up to the Official Selection 2019, we are please to announce that we will be taking over Federation Square for around a week to showcase a free hour long block of talented local short documentaries, from the last 4 years of the fest. Here is the schedule (there is even a Harry Potter-themed doco).Check it out and support the local filmmakers!
1/07/2019 18:36:16 1st July 2019 MDFF 2019
2/07/2019 15:09:43 2nd July 2019 MDFF 2019
2/07/2019 19:02:46 2nd July 2019 MDFF 2019
3/07/2019 15:01:47 3rd July 2019 MDFF 2019
3/07/2019 18:48:18 3rd July 2019 MDFF 2019
4/07/2019 15:04:50 4th July 2019 MDFF 2019
4/07/2019 19:18:55 4th July 2019 MDFF 2019
Weeknotes picks their Top 12 for the festival. Who made the list?
https://www.weekendnotes.com/melbourne-documentary-film-festival/
A wonderful interview hosted by Peter Krausz talking all things Woodstock with Aidan Prewitt. + You will get to meet the MC/Founder of Woodstock Chip Monck. What was Jimi Hendrix like? . Find out on 24th July 2019 @ 6.15pm Tix www.mdff.org.au http://www.wynfm.org.au/player.php
Dosed has officially sold out. It is great to see documentary becoming must-see at the cinema, given its winter, there is so much going on in Melbourne. Well done! We will keep posted for upgrades and additional screenings. Who will be #3 to sell out?
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