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Volunteer Applications Closing Soon

24/06/2009

2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpgVolunteers play an active role in the continuing success of MIFF.  The majority of positions available are in venue support as ushers, and we may also require some assistance with administrative duties and event organisation. SIGN UP HERE.
Please note that Volunteer applications close at 9am on Monday 29th June.

Everyone's A Critic Competition!

22/06/2009

2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpgDon't forget the Everyone's A Critic competition we are running with Portable Film Festival. Enter now! Keep an eye on our website for when we launch the official MIFF trailers, created by our great friends at Badjar Ogilvy.

MIFF in Geelong

22/06/2009

2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpgCannot make it to Melbourne for MIFF09 and live down Geelong/Bellarine way? Fear not for MIFF will be operating a satellite festival near you!From Friday 31st July - Sunday 2nd August at GPAC (Geelong Performing Arts Centre), some of the best flicks from MIFF will be screened. There will be special guests and an opening night gala, so keep checking back to THIS PAGE for further information as it is released.
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Bastardy gets Cinema Release!

17/06/2009

2009_BASTARDYPosternews.jpgMIFF Premiere Fund co-financed feature documentary BASTARDY, directed by Amiel Courtin-Wilson and produced by Philippa Campey, is being released in cinemas around Australia from 25 June 2009

Provocative, funny and profoundly moving, BASTARDY is the inspirational story of Aboriginal elder, actor and cat burglar - a self proclaimed Robin Hood of the streets – Jack Charles.

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Help MIFF to be Green!

17/06/2009

2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpgPatrons can now help MIFF to be green by opting in to the 20cent Voluntary Environmental Levy when purchasing tickets or passes for MIFF 09. MIFF aims to raise $2,000 in order to carry out an audit and assess environmental efficiency opportunities and to make a contribution towards offsetting carbon emissions generated from the MIFF office and the festival. Help us reach that target by opting into the Voluntary Environmental Levy on all MIFF ticket purchases. Thanks to Origin for their assistance.

CANNES SLATE TO CREATE DEBATE

15/06/2009

2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpg True to form, the 2009 Melbourne International Film Festival will screen a number of key titles from this year’s Cannes Film Festival including Quentin Tarantino’s war fantasy Inglourious Basterds and Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist. “Love it or hate it, Antichrist was one of the talking points of this year’s Cannes – we know our catchphrase ‘Everyone’s a Critic’ will be teased and tested this year“ said Executive Director Richard Moore.

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Next Gen Study Guide!

01/06/2009

2009_NextGennewsWAOVW.jpgA STUDY GUIDE highlighting the Next Gen films’ applications to different subjects and containing suggestions for teachers for activities and discussion topics, is NOW available. Download the 2009 STUDY GUIDE HERE (pdf file,3MB).

Our thanks to Liesl Schultz (Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Diploma of Education) currently Head of English at the Knox School, for producing the Study Guide on behalf of MIFF.  

Films included in the Next Gen program can only be seen at MIFF. The majority of these films will not get an Australian release or be readily available on DVD, so don't miss this opportunity to see these cinematic gems! FURTHER INFORMATION

Calling All Volunteers!

01/06/2009

2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpgApplications are now open to become a volunteer for MIFF 09. Volunteers play an active role in the continuing success of MIFF and we look forward to receiving your applications now!
Volunteers make MIFF happen!
SIGN UP HERE.
FURTHER INFORMATION.

Lights, Camera, TRACKtion Comp Closing Soon!

27/05/2009

2009_lightscameratracktionn.jpgA reminder that entries for the Lights, Camera, TRACKtion: Melbourne Shorts presented by Yarra Trams competition will be closing on 5 June 5pm.

Next Gen - School Groups Book Now!

27/05/2009

2009_NewsNextGenMiao.jpgNow a MIFF institution, the Next Gen program provides stimulating films for our younger generations of cinema viewers.

Bookings are now open for school groups - FURTHER INFORMATION.

Download the
BROCHURE (pdf file,1MB) and the REGISTRATION FORM (pdf file,60kb).

Everyone's A Critic Competition!

25/05/2009

2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpgCheck out this great Everyone's A Critic competition we are running with Portable Film Festival. Enter now! Keep an eye on our website for when we launch the official MIFF trailers, created by our great friends at Badjar Ogilvy, in mid-June.

 

 

 

Mini-mag Available Now!

25/05/2009

2009_MIFFnewsicon.jpgThe MIFF 2009 Mini-mag is available now to DOWNLOAD (pdf file,6MB)! Printed versions are being posted to our database this week and they will also be distributed through Avant Card from 1 June, so look out for their wonderful postcard stands at participating cafes, bars & restaurants in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

Subscribe to the free Widescreen Newsletter – your invaluable resource for MIFF-related news receiving the latest information on the festival program and a range of special events. As a subscriber, you also receive access to exclusive giveaways and promotions throughout the year.