Festival Calendar

Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival
GPO Box 4982
VIC 3001 Melbourne
Australia
phone +613 8660 4888
fax +613 9654 2561
http://www.miff.com.au
email: miff@miff.com.au

Artistic Director
Al Cossar
cossar@miff.com.au

Year of Foundation 1952

Event Date from 02 August 2018 till 19 August 2018

in Melbourne, Australia

International Competition

Sections Accent on Asia; Australian Showcase; Backbeat; Documentaries; International Panorama; Masters and Restorations; MIFF Premiere Showcase; Next Gen; Night Shift; Short Film Packages; Short Films (Competition), and others.

Terms of Entry short films: 40 min. and less; feature films more than 40 min.; films must have been completed after 1 January 2017, no prior screenings in Victoria. Documentary and fictional films eligible

Genre Music

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 16 mm, 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline Early bird deadline: 14 December 2017
Regular deadline: 15 February 2018
Late Entry: 31 March 2018

Fees Earlybird deadline: AUD$ 75 (intern. shorts), AUD$ 90 (intern. features); Regular deadline: AUD$ 85 (intern. shorts), AUD$ 100 (intern. features); Late deadline: AUD$ 115 (intern. shorts), AUD$ 125 (intern. features)

Attendance Figures 173,000

Participants of the Film Industry about 260 participants (distributors, producers, TV programers, international sales agents, festival programers/scouts)

Prizes/Awards MIFF Audience Award, Shorts Awards

German Films

2018
Headliners
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS by Gabrielle Brady (DE/UK/AU, Chromosom Film)

International
TRANSIT by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)
ÁGA by Milko Lazarov (BG/DE/FR, 42film)
RAFIKI by Wanuri Kahlu (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film)
MORA THAN EVERYTHING by Rainer Kohlberger

African Film Rediscovered
KUKURANTUMI - ROAD TO ACCRA by King Ampaw (GH/DE, NDR)

Experimentations
VICTORY DAY - Nelson Carlo de los Santoa Arias (DO/AR/DE), Pandora Filmproduktion)
COCOTE by Sergei Loznitsa (Imperativ Film)

Fashion X Cinema
THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (DIE BITTEREN TRÄNEN DER PETRA VON KANT) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Documentaries
POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD (PAPST FRANZISKUS - EIN MANN SEINES WORTES) by Wim Wenders (IT/CH/DE/FR, Neue Road Movies)
CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF) by Karim Ainouz (DE/FR/BR, Lupa Film)
OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki  (DE/SY/LB/QA, Basis Berlin, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)

Sport Docs
OVER THE LIMIT by Marta Prus (PL/DE/FI, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)

Night Shift
FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL by Katrin Gebbe (DE/NO/PL/UK/US/HR/IN/AT/GR/TR, Jyoti Film uG)
HAGAZUZZA: A HEATHEN'S CURSE (HAGAZUSSA) by Lukas Feigelfeld (DE/AT, dffb)

Animation
ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE by Raúl De La Fuente & Damian Nenow (PL/ES/HR/DE/PL/ES/HR/DE/BE/NE/LUX, Animationsfabrik GmbH, Wünste Film GmbH)
CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel (CH/HR/DE/FI, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)

MIFF Schools
MOUNTAIN MIRACLE - AN UNEXPECTED FRIENDSHIP (AMELIE RENNT) by Tobias Wiemann (DE/IT, Lieblingsfilm)

Music on Film
SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO by Philipp Jedicke (DE/GB, Rapid Eye Movies)
THE KING by Eugene Jarecki (DE/US/FR, NDR & BR)

MIFF Shorts
WISHING WELL by Sylvia Schedelbauer
OBON by André Hörmann & Anna Samo (Hörmann Filmproduktion, Vizion, Tiger Unterwegs Filmproduktion)
TRANSFORMATION by Telemach Wiesinger

Prizes for German films 2015
City of Melbourne Grand Prix for Best Short Film
EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY (ALLES WIRD GUT) by Patrick Vollrath

People's Choice Awards - MIFF 2015 Top 10 Feature Films
7th: PHOENIX by Christian Petzold
8th: VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper

Number of Films Shown approx. 400 films from around 50 countries

Media Coverage approx. 150 local and international accredited journalists (TV, radio, print media and Internet)

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation "Test Screenings" for Australian product potentially suitable for a cinema release; hence close cooperation between the festival and Australian producers/distributors. One of the renown festivals on the international festival schedule; considered an interesting window on domestic as well as international film production. Special promotion of Australian co-productions.

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