FILM FESTIVALMelbourne, Victoria - Australia
July 28 to August 14, 2016
In the Spotlight today is the 65th Annual Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), one the most highly anticipated events on the circuit and the most significant screen events for Australia. For more than six decades MIFF has asserted itself as true indie advocate that draws cinema goers from all corners of the globe to experience extraordinary filmmaking, captivating panels, and stunning events. MIFF is slated to showcase 350 films and draws thousands of attendees as a highlight event for the Australian arts community.
MIFF showcases the best in current cinema from around the world as well as retrospectives, tributes, and discussion programs. The festival also hosts many celebratory world premieres of Australian films. Guest filmmakers who are invited by MIFF may be offered complimentary accommodations, airport transfers, invitations to attend industry dinner events, festival tickets, and opportunities to meet with distributors. After premiering Putuparri and the Rainmakers, John Moore shared, "The whole night was an absolute buzz and I appreciate very much all [MIFF] did to make it happen. You are great leaders of an amazing team."
Short films in competition at MIFF will vie for a slew of Academy-accredited awards. Two short films that took home awards at MIFF 2015, Patrick Vollrath's live action Everything Will Be Okay (Alles wird gut) and Konstantin Bronzit's animated We Can't Live Without Cosmos (Mi ne mozhem zhit bez cosmos) are now nominated for the 2016 Academy Awards. In addition to screening a slate of impressive films, MIFF is also a host to Hollywood royalty and auteurs from world cinema including such names as Geoffrey Rush, Quentin Tarantino, Darren Aronofsky, Spike Jonze, George Romero, and Park Chan-Wook.
February 11, 2016 - Regular Deadline
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MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
MIFF celebrates an outstanding screening program of some of the best in international cinema.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Selected shorts directors also benefit from MIFF's renowned program, Accelerator. The program provides four days of workshops, screenings, seminars and networking events on the business and creative aspects of the film industry by leading local and international film practitioners for 15-20 short film directors seeking to make the transition to feature film making. Previous guest speakers have included directors Mike Mills (Beginners), Robert Connolly (Paper Planes), Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood), Joe Dante (Gremlins), Lee Hirsch (Bully) and Morgan Spurlock (Super-Size Me), as well as distributors Joel Pearlman (Roadshow ) and Paul Wiegard (Madman).
Features and shorts of all genres are welcome to submit - qualify your project today!