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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

It took decades to get this film to theatres; the finished product, as much as ...
ARCTIC

ARCTIC

Sometimes abstract just doesn’t work ...
Bodied

Bodied

This author has only ever seen one film twice during a single Festival run. That ...
Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers

As curious as it is frequently infuriating, Three Identical Strangers takes its fascinating subject(s) to ...
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Introducing MIFF 2019. See another side of film from 1-18 August. Memberships, Mini Passes and Passports are available now. Thanks to Melbourne based Graphic Artist Pat Fox for this year's artwork. We can't wait to reveal more of the program to you soon...
Looking for a last minute gift for Mother's Day? MIFF Gift Vouchers are available and can be redeemed for Memberships, Mini Passes, Passports and events. Buy yours now at http://miff.com.au/giftvouchers
Applications to the sixth MIFF Critics Campus are still open! The Campus is a week-long lab of panels, workshops, mentoring and writing for emerging Australian screen critics.Applications close Monday 9am AEST, 29 April 2019: http://miff.com.au/criticscampus
Jump the queue! MIFF members enjoy a year of FREE preview screenings, access to special passes, a much sought after spot in the priority queue during festival times plus many more amazing benefits all year 'round. Become a member today: miff.com.au/membership
This is your last chance... Late submissions for MIFF 2019 are open now! If you’ve made a short film, feature film, documentary or VR work we want to see it! 😳Submissions close at 5pm AEST tomorrow, 18 April 2019. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the 68th Melbourne International Film Festival, 1 - 18 August 2019. Full submission details and FAQs are available at miff.com.au/submissions.Image credit: Black Line - Winner of the RMIT University Award for Best Documentary Short Film
Curious about how films are selected at MIFF? Why not ask a MIFF programmer?Q: What are MIFF programmers looking for? Do MIFF programmers have any preferences for what they want to see?A: We look for great stories, unique artistic visions and different points of view - things we’ve never seen before! Our ultimate goal is to present a rich and inclusive program from a range of filmmakers.Get more answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask a programmer at miff.com.au/blog and submit your film at miff.com.au/submissions.
There is only a few days left until final submissions for MIFF 2019 are closed. It’s not too late to be part of Australia’s largest and longest running Film Festival. Submit your film at miff.com.au/submissions
Thinking about joining the MIFF Family? Is your current membership due for renewal?Sign up or renew your MIFF Membership by 30 April and you will go in the running to win a MIFF Mini Pass - that's up to 13 free films during the festival.Go to miff.com.au/membership now
Want to know more about the submission process at MIFF? Why not ask a MIFF programmer?Q: Any insider tips for submitting a film?A: We accept Works In Progress only during the Late Submissions stage. The film must be at picture lock stage. Do keep in mind that we will not view additional versions of the film as it is completed, so our top tip is that if a film will be completed by our submissions close date, it is better to submit it then!Get more answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask a programmer at miff.com.au/blog and submit your film at miff.com.au/submissions.
Nick Cave. Warren Ellis. Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.As part of the 68th Melbourne International Film Festival, Cave and Ellis join the MSO for the first time to perform a selection of suites in full symphonic sound.Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' film scores are instantly recognisable for their minimal and hauntingly beautiful tones. Full of light and shade, creeping dread and inconsolable yearning, the heavily instrumental sounds inject humanity into the ghostly frontier towns, parched desert landscapes, post-apocalyptic war zones and extra-terrestrial vistas of their renowned films.The Film Music of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis is a co-presentation between the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne International Film Festival.Get tickets now: www.mso.com.au/whats-on/2019/nick-cave-warren-ellis/
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