screenings PD & seminars
2015 ATOM Awards – Student Awards Evening
The 2015 ATOM Awards winners in the primary, middle and senior secondary school categories will be announced at this year’s Student Awards Evening. Created to acknowledge the achievements of our next generation of media makers, this exciting event will celebrate the 2015 winners by providing a screening of their incredible efforts at Federation Hall at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).
2015 ATOM Awards – Tertiary & Industry Awards Night
The 2015 ATOM Awards winners in the tertiary and general/open categories will be announced at an exclusive Tertiary & Industry Awards Night at Lux Melbourne. Created to celebrate the best screen content – from feature-length documentaries and factual television programs to animation, games and new media – this event will recognise the outstanding achievements of this year’s winners in style.
This is a film about Ramingining, a remote Indigenous community in north-east Arnhem Land. But, as the film title suggests, it is in many ways ‘another country’.
ATOM Vic Professional Development 2015
Full-day professional development workshops and seminars presented by ATOM Vic.
BOOK LAUNCH: Australian Comedy Films of the 1930s
Comedy has been a perpetual part of Australian film, in which humour reflects Australia's adaptation in times of crisis, social change and technological advances. This was never more so than in the 1930s, when Australia produced more comedy feature films than in any other decade before 1970.
BOOK LAUNCH: The Films of John Hughes
‘John Cumming’s superb book is not only about the prodigious, exploratory, challenging films, videos and TV programs made by John Hughes … it is also about what it takes to keep moving and changing with the times, how to negotiate with institutions and collaborate with sympathetic minds from other art forms, how to research and teach and theorise on the spot.’
– Adrian Martin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.