Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August 2005
Head to ACMI for this the 54th festival to taste a sensational selection of almost 400 films from over 50 countries.
As well as the popular International Panorama, Australian Showcase, Regional Focus and Documentary programs, MIFF in 2005 includes the following highlights:
> Homelands Now: The Middle East in Focus
takes a closer look at the cinema and culture of the Middle East
gives you a back-stage pass to the greatest music documentaries around
> Sliced Fruit: Fruit Chan.
Fruit Chan has taken both critics and viewers by storm with his deeply personal films, colourfully illustrating the often-small stories of his native and beloved Hong Kong
> Brain Monkey Sushi 05: Raw Japanese Cinema
returns with another high powered, genre-busting collection of new Japanese features and shorts
> Horizons: New Chinese Cinema
puts the spotlight on a new generation of dynamic and exciting cineastes, many of whom make their art below the radar of the authorities
> New Europe: Visions from the Edge
will treat festival audiences to a remarkable selection of films from European women filmmakers
> Zero to Hero: Survival of the Fittest
reveals the hopes, expectations, ambitions and fears of competitors who are driven in their pursuit of triumph
> Animation Gallery
rounds-up spectacular new animated shorts and feature films
> Sideshow: New Media
is the annual program focusing on new media, digital filmmaking and interactive techniques.
MIFF Bookings (from July 8) 03 9662 3722
Find out more at the Melbourne International Film Festival