Guests at MIFF 2018

Every year MIFF welcomes a wide variety of guests – local and international – to participate in the festival. From introducing their films and taking part in post-screening Q&As with you, the audience, to sitting on MIFF Talks panels or taking over our social media, our guests are a vital part of what makes the MIFF experience unique.

In 2018, MIFF is hosting guests at the following screenings and VR events, and their associated MIFF Talks:

1% | director Stephen McCallum, writer/actor Matt Nable and actor Ryan Corr
Acute Misfortune | writer-director Thomas M Wright, writer Erik Jensen and actors Daniel Henshall and Toby Wallace, as well as executive producer Robert Connolly
Amer | directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani
Backtrack Boys | director/producer Catherine Scott
Blaze | actor Alia Shawkat
Book Week | director/producer Heath Davis and actor Al Dukes
Cattet / Forzani Shorts | directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani           
Celeste | director Ben Hackworth, actors Radha Mitchell, Thomas Cocquerel and Nadine Garner
[CENSORED] | director Sari Braithwaite
Damsel | director David Zellner
Dying to Live | director/producer Richard Todd and producer Ben McNeill
Eating Animals | director Christopher Dillon Quinn
Ema Nudar Umanu | directors Jonas Rusumalay Diaz and Thomas Henning, actor Apo Quintao and composer Etson Caminha
Fatma 75 | researcher and programmer Lizelle Bisschoff  
Finke: There and Back | director Dylan River and producers Rachel Clements, Isaac Elliott, Meredith Garlick, Trisha Morton-Thomas
Flame | researcher and programmer Lizelle Bisschoff
Ghosthunter | director Ben Lawrence and producer Rebecca Bennett
Happy Sad Man | director/producer Genevieve Bailey and producer Henrik Nordstrom
Holiday | director Isabella Eklöf
I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story | director/producer Jessica Leski, producer Rita Walsh and subjects Dana and Susan
In the Land of Wolves | director Grace McKenzie   
Island of the Hungry Ghosts | director Gabrielle Brady and subject Poh Lin Lee
Jirga | director Benjamin Gilmour and actor Sam Smith, as well as producer John Maynard
Karrabing Film Collective | filmmakers Elizabeth Povinelli, Linda Yarrowin, Sandra Yarrowin, Lorraine Lane and Cecilia Lewis
Leave No Trace | director Debra Granik
Let the Corpses Tan | directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani  
Mossane | researcher and programmer Lizelle Bisschoff
Mr Inbetween | writer/actor Scott Ryan, producer Michele Bennett and actors Matt Nable and Brooke Satchwell
Now Sound: Melbourne's Listening | director Tobias Willis and producer Marcus Rimondini
On Her Shoulders | director Alexandria Bombach
Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds | director Alex Proyas     
Strange Colours | director Alena Lodkina and producer Kate Laurie, as well as actor Daniel Jones
The Coming Back Out Ball Movie | director Sue Thomson, producer Adam Farrington-Williams and members of the cast
The Eulogy | director Janine Hosking, producers Katey Gruscovin and Trish Lake
The Merger | director Mark Grentell, writer/actor Damian Callinan and actors Kate Mulvany, John Howard, Nick Cody and Fayssal Bazzi
The Rape of Recy Taylor | interviewee Crystal Feimster
The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears | directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani   
Under the Cover of Cloud | director Ted Wilson and members of the cast
Undermined: Tales from The Kimberley | director/producer Nic Wrathall and subject Albert Wiggan, as well as producer Stephanie King
Undertow | director Miranda Nation, actors Laura Gordon, Olivia DeJonge and Rob Collins, as well as producer Lyn Norfor
United Skates | director/producer Tina Brown  
Wayne | director Jeremy Sims and subjects Wayne Gardner and Donna Forbes, as well as producers Fraser Brown and Matthew Metcalfe
West of Sunshine | director Jason Raftopoulos and cast members including Damian Hill and Kat Stewart
What Walaa Wants | director Christy Garland
Wildlife | actor Ed Oxenbould
Witches and Faggots, Dykes and Poofters | director/producer Digby Duncan
Working Class Boy | director Mark Joffe and subject Jimmy Barnes
Yellow is Forbidden | director/producer Pietra Brettkelly