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ATOM Vic Professional Development 2015

Full-day professional development workshops and seminars presented by ATOM Vic.

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MIFF 2015 – Film and Gallery Viewing

Famiglia e amore: Italian screen culture and visual arts
Presented by MIFF Next Gen and NGV Education. Explore Italian visual culture and stories of love, family and relationships, with a screening of Me Romantic Romani and gallery viewing, featuring a discussion of historical and contemporary art in the NGV Collection.

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MIFF 2015 – FREE EVENT – Talking Pictures: Watch & Learn

Gayby Baby: The Kids Are All Right
Filmmaker Maya Newell and guests draw upon personal experiences and research to discuss what family means to young people.

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MIFF Next Gen 2015 - Being 14

Actress turned writer/director Hélène Zimmer takes a no-holds-barred look at the reality of middle-class, suburban adolescence, shot in intimate long takes by veteran cinematographer Caroline Champetier, and enacted by a largely first-time cast.

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MIFF Next Gen 2015 - Gayby Baby

Meet Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham, ten- to twelve-year-olds each coping with growing up. As they navigate challenges of school, sport, friends and their futures, they do so within loving homes and with caring parents – who happen to be gay or lesbian.

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MIFF Next Gen 2015 - Mateo

A grippingly authentic tale of the choice between right and wrong, Mateo is the assured first feature from Maria Gamboa. Based on her own experiences working with at-risk youths on the frontlines of Colombia’s guerilla conflict, Mateo offers an impassioned message about the importance of community and the liberating power of art.

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MIFF Next Gen 2015 - Me Romantic Romani

A sweetly told coming-of-age story, Me Romantic Romani is the feature debut from Laura Halilovic. Using gentle humour and wry observations about the oft-discriminated against and misunderstood Romani people, Halilovic has crafted a warm-hearted, timeless tale of young love, rebellion, culture-clash and the need to let children trace their own path in life.

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MIFF Next Gen 2015 - Partners in Crime

With finessed performances from the young cast, the grimly atmospheric Partners in Crime delves into a dangerous world where real connections are fleeting, social media reigns and gossip can easily – and willingly – be mistaken for the truth.

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MIFF Next Gen 2015 - Spartacus & Cassandra

In a documentary both tough and touching, director Ioanis Nuguet observes their challenging plight with clarity and understanding. Tackling issues of homelessness and poverty, Spartacus & Cassandra charts a harsh coming-of-age journey no child should have to experience, and shows the wisdom that can spring from living through hardship.

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MIFF Next Gen 2015 - Spiderwebhouse, The

When twelve-year-old Jonas’ mother leaves to ‘fight her demons’, he steps up as head of the household, becoming the unofficial guardian to his younger siblings. With food and money running out, the children retreat into a world of their own where, cloaked eerily in black-and-white, their home turns into one of bugs and mysticism.

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MIFF Next Gen 2015 - Wonderful World End

Wonderful World End is about seventeen-year-old Shiori, a Gothic-Lolita cosplaying model who twitcasts for her burgeoning legion of fans, and her intense friendship with shy thirteen-year-old runaway Ayumi. Directed by Daigo Matsui and originating from music videos he directed for self-described ‘Disneyland in Hell’ J-pop star Seiko Oomori (who has a cameo here), the film follows the girls as they dream of making it big.

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MIFF Next Gen 2015 Program Launch

MIFF invites teachers to attend the launch of the 2015 Next Gen program to discover the films programmed with school groups in mind. MIFF will then present a special advance screening of the 2015 Next Gen film Me Romantic Romani.

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