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Benjamin

Benjamin

Despairing of his second feature, British filmmaker Benjamin (Merlin’s Colin Morgan) quickly falls for singer ...
Alice

Alice

Alice, abruptly discovering that her life savings were depleted by her husband’s use of escort ...
Greener Grass

Greener Grass

An appropriately bizarre addition to this year’s Sydney Underground Film Festival, Greener Grass wants you ...
The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense

They’re men! Men in belts, tight belts! They roam around the dojo looking for fights! ...
Angel of Mine

Angel of Mine

It always comes down to that ending ...
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Are you the next Penelope Spheeris? Submissions for the 69th Melbourne International Film Festival are open now. If you’ve made a short film, feature film, documentary or VR work we want to see it! Be sure to submit by 31 November to access our best rates. Find out more → http://miff.com.au/submissions
MIFF is looking for enthusiastic and efficient Interns to support the Programming team! This is an excellent opportunity to gain an understanding of the operations of a major Melbourne cultural event, and gain a range of practical skills useful to a career in a film festival setting. This is a voluntary position suitable for a tertiary student studying in a related field. Applications close Friday 29 November Apply now → http://miff.com.au/jobs
Last chance! Tickets are selling fast to the Melbourne Premiere of The TRUTH with director Kore-eda Hirokazu in attendance, tomorrow night at Astor Theatre. A special event screening presented in partnership with Palace Films. Get tickets now → http://miff.com.au/
"I hope this film will take audiences on a journey behind the curtains of a world very different from their own" Congratulations to MIFF Accelerator Lab alumnus director Jayden Stevens, whose MIFF Premiere Fund-supported film A FAMILY will have its international premiere at this month's PÖFF | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia.
Congratulations to MIFF Accelerator Lab alumni directors Hamish Bennett and Rodd Rathjen whose films Bellbird and the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Buoyancy, respectively, have been selected for the $60,000 Best Film Competition at next month's Macao International Film Festival, where fellow Accelerator alumnus Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit will play at the opening night gala. Accelerator Lab is a selective program of workshops, screenings, seminars and networking opportunities for emerging directors seeking to make the transition from shorts to feature-film making
Calling all filmmakers… Submissions for the 69th Melbourne International Film Festival are open now! If you’ve made a short film, feature, documentary or VR work we want to see it. Submit by 31 November to access our most discounted rates. For all submission details and FAQs visit → miff.com.au/submissions Image: MIFF 2019 short film submission, ELDERS
Did you know the MIFF Shorts awards are accredited by The Academy? That means the winners of the Best MIFF Short, Best Australian Short and Best Documentary awards are eligible to submit their film for the Oscars®! To find out how to submit your short film for consideration in MIFF 2020 visit miff.com.au/submissions Be sure to submit by 31 November to access our most discounted rates. Image: MIFF 2019 submission and Shorts Awards winner THE EGG, directed by Jane Cho
"It’s the late-career Catherine Deneuve movie she has always deserved" - The Playlist Tickets available now for the Melbourne Premiere of The TRUTH with director Kore-eda Hirokazu, starring icons of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche. Tue Nov 19 6:45 PM, Astor Theatre Get tickets → http://miff.com.au/ Presented in partnership with Palace Films
After 17 films featured at MIFF (including a director's retrospective in 2007), director Kore-eda Hirokazu comes to Melbourne for the first time to present his latest film and loving tribute to French cinema, THE TRUTH. MIFF Members pre-sale open now General admission on sale from 10am, Thursday 31 October Get tickets → http://miff.com.au/ Presented in partnership with Palace Films
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