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MIFF 2015 Talking Pictures Highlight Clips

Joshua Oppenheimer in Conversation

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer talks about The Look of Silence, his powerful follow-up to the Academy-Award nominated The Act of Killing (MIFF 2013) with Australian documentary maker and journalist John Safran.

Thanks to JMC Academy students: Tom Robertson (Editor), Callum Finn (Camera 1), Dean Musumeci (Camera 2) and Executive Producers Peter George (JMC Academy Head of Film & Television) and David Pavlich (Film & Television Lecturer).

 

 

Lights, Camera, Action! Film and Social Impact 

Academy Award-winning documentarian Louie Psihoyos (Racing Extinction, MIFF 2015), filmmakers George Gittoes (Snow Monkey, MIFF 2015), Nick Batzias (That Sugar Film), Susan Lambert (Tyke Elephant Outlaw, MIFF 2015) and  Shark Island Productions' Malinda Wink discuss how a film can cross over from telling a story to influencing real world situations.

Thanks to Oh My! Creative Studio, Matt Cleaves and George Clipp for filming and editing.

 

 

Foodie-ism: Are We Full-Up? 

Chef Shane Delia, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold (City of Gold, MIFF 2015), Gelato Messina’s Declan Lee, intolerable foodie Kate McLennan, food blogger Emily Naismith and The Age’s Dani Valent discuss the trend of foodie-ism and whether it has gone too far.

Thanks to Oh My! Creative Studio, Matt Cleaves and George Clipp for filming and editing.

  

 

Uneasy Laughs

Playwright Lally Katz (star of Stories I Want to Tell You in Person, MIFF 2015), joins comedian Josh Thomas, and directors Sebastián Silva (the subject of a MIFF 2015 retrospective), Adam Elliot (Ernie Biscuit, MIFF 2015) and TV director Natalie Bailey (The Thick of It) to discuss whether the funniest comedy comes from the most awkward and tragic situations.

JMC Academy technical crew:
Director/Vision Switchers: Alexander Beattie, Lewis Day
Camera Operator: Thomas Gathercole, Christopher Witham, Valentine Doherty
Executive Producers: Peter George (JMC Academy Head of Film & Television) and David Pavlich (Film & Television Lecturer).

 

 

In Conversation with Benny Safdie 

Australian filmmaker Rhys Graham talks to New York filmmaker Benny Safdie, one-half of the Safdie brothers duo, about their unique process. Recorded at The Wheeler Centre Tuesday 4 August 2015. 

Thanks to JMC Academy students: Harrison Mullan (Editor), Shannon Keeley (Camera 1), Luke Beall (Camera 2) and Executive Producers Peter George (JMC Academy Head of Film & Television) and David Pavlich (Film & Television Lecturer).

 

 

 

No Relation: The Impact, Imitators and Legacy of David Foster Wallace

Melbourne writers, editors and critics Sam Cooney, Ronnie Scott, Melinda Houston and Steph Harmon discuss the impact of David Foster Wallace on popular culture and celebrate the work of this extraordinary writer and the equally extraordinary #MIFF2015 film The End of the Tour that captures him.

Recorded at The Wheeler Centre on Monday 3 August 2015. Thank you to The Wheeler Centre for permission to publish their video recording of the event.

  

 

The Pitch of the Movie Poster 

ABC's Zak Hepburn chats with film poster designer Jeremy Saunders, on a panel that includes artist-turned director Jason Lei Howden, comic book artist Bernard Caleo, visual artist Sonny Day and title designer Donna McCrum, to dissect the art of designing movie posters.

Thanks to JMC Academy students: Nik Bading (Editor), Michael Sanders (Camera 1), Luke Beall (Camera 2) and Executive Producers Peter George (JMC Academy Head of Film & Television) and David Pavlich (Film & Television Lecturer).

 

 

History and Her Story

Mary Crooks, Executive Director of the Victorian Women's Trust discusses the history of the women’s movement in Australia in response to the MIFF 2015 documentary She's Beautiful When She's Angry, alongside moderator Kate Jinx, Merle Thornton, founder of the Equal Opportunities for Women Association, Professor Marilyn Lake and Jean Taylor, radical lesbian feminist writer and activist, to hear their stories, and find out how their activism has affected us today.

Thanks to JMC Academy students: Tom Robertson (Editor), Marion Slatter (Camera 1), Jacqui Williamson (Camera 2) and Executive Producers Peter George (JMC Academy Head of Film & Television) and David Pavlich (Film & Television Lecturer).

  

 

Clickbait Criticism! 

Film critics Penny Modra, Dana Linsson, Mel Campbell, Kevin B Lee and Sinead Stubbins question if criticism can still respond to film in the age of clickbait and online distraction.

JMC Academy: Livestream technical team
Executive Producers: Peter George, David Pavlich
Director/Vision Switcher: Alexander Beattie, Lewis Day
Camera Operator: Thomas Gathercole, Christopher Witham, Valentine Doherty

  

 

Cinema, Reimagined

"It's about the moment and the space." Cinema artist Sally Golding (Breaching Transmissions), discusses expanded cinema, vertical screens and the future of film with Vertical Cinema guests Joost Rekveld and Erwin van ‘t Hart, along with University of Melbourne film and media lecturers Wendy Haslem and Scott McQuire.

Thanks to JMC technical crew:
Nik Bading (Editor), Nick Noltemeyer (Camera 1), Dean Musumeci (Camera 2), and Executive Producers Peter George (JMC Academy Head of Film & Television) and David Pavlich (Film & Television Lecturer).

 

 

Guilty Pleasures

Comedians Lawrence Leung (screenwriter of Sucker, MIFF 2015), Hannah Gadsby along with Alan Brough, director Kriv Stenders (The Principal, MIFF 2015) and ABC's Zak Hepburn as they reveal some unexpected, shameful favourite films in their cinematic repertoire and discuss why they believe these shouldn’t have been overlooked by critics and audiences.

Thanks to Matt Cleaves & George Clipp from Oh My! Creative Studio for filming and editing.

 

 

Choose Your Words Wisely: Meet The Screenwriters

Australian Writers' Guild's Christine Rogers in conversation with MIFF 2015 screenwriters Kristen Dunphy (The Principal), Damian Hill (Pawno), Grant Scicluna (Downriver) and Ben Chessell (Sucker).

Thanks to JMC Academy technical crew: Michael Sanders (Editor), Damien Howard (Camera 1), Shannon Keeley (Camera 2), Executive Producers Peter George (JMC Academy Head of Film & Television) and David Pavlich (Film & Television Lecturer).