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At MIFF 2014, there were 19 different Talking Pictures events encompassing a diverse spectrum of issues across contemporary film, with panel discussions, Q&As, Masterclasses and in-depth focusses on the craft of filmmaking, involving local luminaries of the film community and many special international guests.

Check out the MIFF Talking Pictures podcast series here.


Talking Pictures 2014 recordings

Court on Camera: Film and the Law

Recorded at The Wheeler Centre on Sunday 17 August 2014, ABC Radio National's Damien Carrick talks to American director Ryan White (The Case Against 8, MIFF 2014), Rachel Ball (Director of Advocacy and Campaigns, Human Rights Law Centre), Elizabeth O'Shea (Associate at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers) and documentary filmmaker Liz Burke (Just Punishment) about the technicalities of capturing legality and the law on screen in one of the year's best real-life courtroom procedurals.

Listen or download at the RN website


To Make or Break - Do Critics Matter?

Held at The Wheeler Centre on Saturday 9 August 2014, with a panel including journalist Tom Ryan, the Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney, Margaret Pomeranz (ABC's At the Movies), Karl Quinn (National Film Editor,The Age), Joel Pearlman (Managing Director, Roadshow Films) and revered Australian director Fred Schepisi (The Eye of the Storm, MIFF 2011).

Thanks to filmmaker Chris Luscri and post-production manager Alifeleti Tuapasi Toki for filming and editing this piece.