MIFF Shorts

A lone worker navigates the alien terrain, a terrain building up daily from an unconscionable number of discarded life jackets. Directed by Yorgos Zois (Casus Belli, MIFF 2011). ... Official Selection at Venice Biennale 2017. ... Read more
In its third year, the Accelerator programme brings together some of the hottest new filmmaking talent from Australia and New Zealand. Comprising of presentations, workshops, meetings and screenings, Accelerator is a fast-track for invited filmmakers to develop their skills, craft and industry contacts on an international level. ... Read more
In its third year, the Accelerator programme brings together some of the hottest new filmmaking talent from Australia and New Zealand. Comprising of presentations, workshops, meetings and screenings, Accelerator is a fast-track for invited filmmakers to develop their skills, craft and industry contacts on an international level.Congratulations to the selected participants: Lily Coates, Sian Davies... Read more
Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson collaborate with singer/songwriter Ensign Broderick to create a single-shot Möbius strip music video tribute to Hitchcock’s Rear Window. ... Read more
A contemplative manicurist, recently arrived to Miami, muses on the unfamiliar all the while exploring the eccentric sounds of her new language. ... Winner of the Animation Shorts Jury Prize at SXSW 2018. ... Read more
An adolescent boy ventures into childhood memories of his spiralling father and the curious infestation that crept into both house and garden. ... Winner of the Short Film Palme d'Or at Cannes 2018. ... Australian Premiere ... Read more
Found footage of Allen's set, originally performed at a famous comedy club in 1980s NYC, starts to take an uncanny turn... ... Directed by Laura Moss (Fry Day, MIFF 2017 Grand Prix Winner). ... Read more
Having premiered the work of homegrown animation sensations like Adam Elliot (Harvie Krumpet), Anthony Lucas (Jasper Morello) and animation giants Pixar in previous years, MIFF's 2006 Animation programme includes a diversity of work from the sequel to fave Bill Plympton's Oscar-nominated Guard Dog to a Czechoslovakian erotic fantasy and a truly surreal Rabbit. ... Read more
Having premiered the work of homegrown animation sensations like Adam Elliot (Harvie Krumpet), Anthony Lucas (Jasper Morello) and animation giants Pixar in previous years, MIFF's 2006 Animation programme includes a diversity of work from the sequel to fave Bill Plympton's Oscar-nominated Guard Dog to a Czechoslovakian erotic fantasy and a truly surreal Rabbit. ... Read more
A glimpse into the distribution of films, television, and other digital media traded through a unique black market. ... Special Mention at Locarno 2017. ... Read more
An unassuming Chinese factory worker finds a way to make her sophisticated Japanese neighbour disappear from her horrific nightmares. ... Hong Kong-Australian pop musician Rainbow Chan debuts in her first acting role. ... Official Selection at SXSW 2018. ... Read more
Winkler (Double Graffiti, MIFF 2013; Shooting Arrows, MIFF 2012) makes his transition from film to digital in this irreverent, amusing and absurd examination of icons from popular culture and the plastic baubles mass-produced in their image. ... World Premiere ... Read more
Struggling with the move to Australia, a father concedes that he might not be the only one having a hard time with the transition. ... Read more
Open your mind to the big wide world of wonderful short films with this year's MIFF shorts. High on quality, MIFF shorts has gained industry kudos for championing the short film as an artform in its own right. We'll be handing out the big gongs at the best MIFF shorts event. So whether you're a film fan or filmmaker, be part of it and see some of the best shorts here first at this year's MIFF. ... Read more
A collection of the best short films of the festival, as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards Jury and the MIFF Shorts Programmer. ... The 4.15pm session at Kino will screen with open captions to assist patrons who are Deaf or hard of hearing. ... Read more
A casual gesture of friendliness quickly spirals into a paralysing moment for a woman on a train. ... World Premiere ... Read more
A woman strides purposefully through murky water in an attempt to fish, through the intermittent chant of the muezzin. A thin black line connects the water to the woman and the other townsfolk. ... Winner of the Prix Etudiant de la Jeunesse at Clermont-Ferrand 2018. ... Read more
Contagion spreads at a breakneck speed through the crowded and vibrant city streets, recklessly infecting lovers, strangers, and even finding its way back to you. ... Read more
The fates of Félix, Ana and Seydoux are seemingly bound to the mechanics of an unreliable elevator in their tenement block – but are there other, more antagonistic, forces at play? ... Winner of the Audience Award at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2018. ... Read more
When the babysitter cancels last minute, six-year-old Caroline is charged with the care of her younger siblings. Locked in the car as their mother runs errands at the local mall, the midday sun is heating up... ... In Competition at Cannes 2018. ... Read more
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