MIFF Blog

MIFF Artistic Director Welcome

On 01/10/2018 at 12:00 pm

MIFF’s Artistic Director, Al. Cossar shares his vision for the 2019 Festival.

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TIFF Report by MIFF’s Artistic Director, Al. Cossar

On 24/09/2018 at 12:00 pm

MIFF’s Artistic Director, Al. Cossar shares his insights and highlights from TIFF 2018.

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Beyond the Boundary: An Interview with The Merger director Mark Grentell

On 21/08/2018 at 5:00 pm

MIFF Critics Campus participant Claire White talks to director Mark Grentell about The Merger.

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Woman Under the Influence: An Interview with Alia Shawkat

On 21/08/2018 at 5:00 pm

2018 Critics Campus participant Sam Harris spoke to Alia Shawkat about autobiographical art, the influence of John Cassavetes in her work, and future projects.

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Uncompromising Voices: An Interview with Leave No Trace Director Debra Granik

On 21/08/2018 at 4:00 pm

Critics Campus participant Debbie Zhou sits down for a conversation with Leave No Trace director Debra Granik at MIFF 2018.

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What the dreaming doing is what the dreaming does: a conversation with the Karrabing Film Collective

On 19/08/2018 at 10:00 am

James Waters sat down with Elizabeth Povinelli, Linda Yarrowin and Cecilia Lewis of the Karrabing Film Collective discuss filmmaking, developing a collective voice and censoring swear words!

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Not that Kind of Asian Girl: An Interview with director Hyun Lee

On 18/08/2018 at 11:00 am

MIFF 2018 Critics Campus participant André Shannon speaks with Hyun Lee, director of the short film Asian Girls screening in the WTF Shorts package.

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The Mystery of the Opal: An Interview with Strange Colours director Alena Lodkina

On 17/08/2018 at 7:00 pm

MIFF Critics Campus intern Faith Everard speaks with Strange Colours director Alena Lodkina.

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An Elephant Sitting Still – “The World Is A Barren Field”

On 17/08/2018 at 2:00 pm

MIFF Programming intern River Jiang examines the beautiful tragedy of Hu Bo and An Elephant Sitting Still

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Landscapes of Trauma: An Interview with Miranda Nation, writer and director of Undertow

On 17/08/2018 at 1:00 pm

MIFF 2018 Critics Campus participant Eliza Janssen interviews the writer/director of the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Undertow, Miranda Nation.

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The Art of the Documentary: An Interview with Pietra Brettkelly

On 16/08/2018 at 4:00 pm

2018 Critics Campus participant Valerie Ng spoke to Yellow is Forbidden director Pietra Brettkelly about her artistic process, and the responsibility of being a documentary filmmaker.

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Fool's Goal: An interview with Damsel co-director and actor David Zellner

On 16/08/2018 at 1:00 pm

MIFF 2018 Critics Campus participant Ivana Brehas caught up with festival guest David Zellner to discuss the goofy, contemporary Western, Damsel.

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Burning and the adaptations of Haruki Murakami

On 13/08/2018 at 4:00 pm

MIFF 2018 Marketing Intern Claudia Biaggini takes us through Murakami's Barn Burning and the filmic adaptations of his works.

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Shoplifters, Four Ways

On 10/08/2018 at 5:00 pm

Four participants from this year's Critics Campus - Sam Harris, Eliza Janssen, Claire White, and James Waters - tackle Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters from four different perspectives.

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It’s Like He Was Never Really Here: How Lynne Ramsay Externalises Inner Trauma in You Were Never Really Here

On 10/08/2018 at 8:00 am

MIFF2018 Critics Campus participant Debbie Zhou considers Lynne Ramsay's breathtaking You Were Never Really Here through the lens of her previous films.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Four Ways

On 10/08/2018 at 8:00 am

Desiree Akhavan's The Miseducation of Cameron Post is approached from four different perspectives by MIFF2018 Critics Campus participants Ivana Brehas, Debbie Zhou, Valerie Ng, and André Shannon.

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Bodied: Look What You Made Joseph Kahn Do

On 09/08/2018 at 5:00 pm

MIFF2018 participant Sam Harris celebrates the work of Joseph Kahn through the release of his latest feature, Bodied.

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Third Wave Nicolas Cage

On 09/08/2018 at 1:00 pm

MIFF2018 participant Eliza Janssen braves the wild, weird world of Nicolas Cage in anticipation of the upcoming Cage-A-Thon!

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Like How I Pictured It: Fangirls and the Enduring Power of the Boyband

On 09/08/2018 at 8:00 am

From the sweaty front row of the MIFF2018 Critics Campus, participant Ivana Brehas writes about Jessica Leski’s I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story

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Dance in the Art Film

On 08/08/2018 at 5:00 pm

Inspired by Gaspar Noé’s Climax, MIFF2018 Critics Campus participant André Shannon’s video essay looks into the relationship between dance and art film

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