Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Melbourne’s dedicated international documentary film festival

Melbourne (Jul 15-29, 2020)

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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 ...
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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Filmmaker Gary Hustwit is streaming his documentaries free worldwide during the global COVID-19 crisis. Each Tuesday we’ll be posting another film here. We hope you enjoy them, and please stay strong. https://www.ohyouprettythings.com/free
Whether you’re a fan of games or just someone who’s interested in the creative process that goes into making art or entertainment, there are some fantastic video game documentaries available. Want to learn about the humble beginnings of a hundred-billion-dollar industry? Curious about which singer-songwriter performed on the Halo 2 soundtrack without almost anybody knowing? Maybe you’re fascinated by the artistry of indie games, or want to know more about the folks who made Skyrim and Fallout 76. Whatever your interests, here are ten of my favorite games documentaries from the last decade and a half. https://nerdist.com/article/video-game-documentaries-to-stream-nintendo-quest-atari/
Award-winning reporter Sarah Ferguson presents Revelation, a ground-breaking documentary series on the criminal priests and brothers of the Catholic Church, their crimes laid bare for the first time in their own words. https://iview.abc.net.au/show/revelation
All Sundance Masterclasses are now safely and securely delivered online/on demand for free. Feel inspired! https://collab.sundance.org/master-classes?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=feed_org&utm_campaign=free_master_classes
What if everything we’ve been told about saturated fat is fiction? And what if the “low fat, heart healthy” diet represents one of the most damaging public health recommendations in the history of our country? FAT FICTION is a film that questions decades of diet advice insisting that saturated fats are bad for us. Along the way, we’ll reveal the lies we’ve been told about fats, learn what fats are good, what fats are bad, and what we can do to reclaim our health. https://www.fanforcetv.com/categories/homepremiere-FF
10 documentaries to nourish your heart and mind during the pandemic https://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/must-watch-nature-animal-documentaries.php
Film Victoria releases some great local Melbourne documentaries now online. Check it out! https://www.film.vic.gov.au/showcase/what-to-watch
Since its invention over 100 years ago, the vinyl record has revolutionized the way people hear and feel recorded music. In the 1980s, video killed the radio star and CDs killed the record industry. Now—with CD and digital sales on the decline—vinyl records is in the midst of an epic comeback. A collector of records since childhood, Alex Rodriguez has turned his addiction into a career. Follow Alex across America as he discovers and curates records for Coachella Music Festival’s on-site record store. Dig into the world of record collecting, as Alex spends weeks on the road, buying records and swapping stories with fellow collectors, musicians, and producers. Featuring interviews with Pete Rock, Lenny Kaye, Monalisa Murray, Oliver Wang, Valerie Calano, “Slug” and “Ant” from Atmosphere, Sheila Burgel, Steven Blush, Rebecca Birmingham, Jamison Harvey “DJ Prestige”, and Kevin Patrick. Record Safari gives viewers an intimate inside look into the world of record collecting through some of the industry’s most knowledgeable enthusiasts. Is it just a hobby or something deeper and more meaningful? What explains vinyl records' steady popularity in the age of streaming? The film explores the many reasons why people become vinyl enthusiasts and hopes to show viewers why the format has been and remains a powerful medium for music. Is it just a hobby or something deeper? What explains vinyl records steady popularity in the age of streaming? Tag along for the journey as Alex answers these questions and searches high and low for these sought after pieces of plastic. https://www.recordsafarithemovie.com/
Music documentary 'The Sound of Belgium' is free to watch online now via Vimeo. https://djmag.com/news/music-documentary-sound-belgium-free-watch-online-now
The 10 best documentaries on Netflix and Stan to stimulate your brain in isolation. https://www.mamamia.com.au/best-documentaries-netflix-australia-2020/
UPDATE: At this stage we are still working towards our July festival dates and will make a final decision whether to screen in late May or whether we will instead postpone the festival until December. If there are any questions, feel free to email us at info@mdff.org.au. In the interim, during this tough time, we urge you to support the great cinemas of Melbourne by buying a gift card: Cinema Nova https://www.cinemanova.com.au/gift Lido https://www.lidocinemas.com.au/shop/ Palace Cinemas https://www.palacecinemas.com.au/product/palace-cinemas-e-gift-card/ Sun Theatre https://suntheatre.com.au/gift-cards/ If you are looking for a documentary streaming fix, you can check out: SXSW https://www.shortoftheweek.com/news/8-sxsw-2020-shorts-can-watch-right-now/ IDFA https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/coronavirus-documentaries-isolation-stream-free/ Sundance https://filmschoolrejects.com/where-to-watch-movies-sundance-2020/ Full Frame https://www.fullframefest.org/2020/03/10-full-frame-alums-shorts-to-stream/ Short of the Week https://www.shortoftheweek.com/channels/documentary/https://www.shortoftheweek.com/channels/documentary NFB https://www.nfb.ca/ BFI https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/ Red Bull TV https://www.redbull.com/au-en/best-gaming-films-documentaries Open Culture http://www.openculture.com/free-documentaries-online Our call for entries is now open for 2020 in Melbourne, Australia here: www.mdff.org.au We have over 150 documentaries on our VOD. Most are free and the proceeds for the ones that are for pay go directly to the filmmaker http://www.mdff.org.au/docs We have over 100 documentary grants and applications for filmmakers, a free crowd funding course, recommended film festivals, 8 great sites for Public Domain footage + many more http://www.mdff.org.au/helping-filmmakers
14 of the best gaming films to be watching right now https://www.redbull.com/au-en/best-gaming-films-documentaries
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