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Posted 23 Jul 2013 @ 1:19pm

The upcoming MIFF will screen 310 films from 63 countries with over 445 sessions. I asked MIFF programmer Al Cossar to give me a few of his personal favourites. Ten minutes later, I felt like Gob Bluth from Arrested Development: ‘I’ve made a huge mistake’. The man’s passion for the upcoming films at MIFF is impossibly overwhelming to include in a 900 word article. Along with outlining some...

Posted 5 Jul 2013 @ 12:43pm

After much hype, the Melbourne International Film Festival have finally released their full program for 2013. Featuring over 300 films, 17 program strands, 176 premieres and over 50 guests.


Opening the festival will be Pedro Almodóvar’s I’m So Excited, a contemporary satire on Spanish society and closing the festival will be the contrary...

Posted 1 Jul 2013 @ 12:15pm

The Melbourne International Film Festival has announced their selection of films lifted from this year’s Cannes Film Festival.


The MIFF team ended up selecting eight titles that will captivate all film aficionados next month. Included in the list is FIPRESCI Prize Winner Blue Ruin by Jeremy Saulnier, a film that brings a new, more sinister voice to independent American cinema....

Posted 5 Jun 2013 @ 1:11pm

It’s the 62nd anniversary of the Melbourne International Film Festival this year and to commemorate it, the festival has provided an exciting sneak peek at this year’s program.


Representing home-grown talent, Tim Winton’s The Turning will feature David Wenham, Cate Blanchett and many more, in a poignant re-telling of Winton’s best-selling historical short story collection...

Posted 10 Jul 2012 @ 6:54pm

The Melbourne International Film Festival has just launched its 61st program, announcing P.J. Hogan’s Mental will close the festival on Saturday August 18. 


Mental reunites writer-director P.J. Hogan with his original leading lady Toni Collette for the first time since Muriel's Wedding. Over 300 films make up the 61st Melbourne International Film Festival program, the largest...

Posted 10 Aug 2011 @ 8:27am

Richard Wolstencroft, Director of The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF), last year famously stood in front of an overflowing theatre, screamed “fuck censorship” and illegally showed LA Zombie. When Australia’s acclaimed independent film, Somersault, swept up 13 ARIA Awards, Wolstencroft was there wearing a T-shirt that read “Somersault Sucks”. He spits venom upon the ruling elite...

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