From 19th – 30th July 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will profile an eclectic, diverse and wide ranging collection of documentaries from both Australia and abroad. The final selection is an uncompromising, award-winning and challenging slate of documentaries from the world’s very best film festivals.
Nearly half of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival’s total schedule will be from Australian filmmakers. Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will have the World Premieres of four great new Australian documentaries – Art of Incarceration, The Campaign, Woodstock at 50, Strange Tenants: Ska’d for Life and will profile documentaries on artist Keith Looby and Australian guitar icon Tommy Emmanuel. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and commemorate the 10th anniversary of Black Saturday with a documentary called Forged from Fire and will raise money for the Victorian Volunteer Firefighters as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival’s Charity Docs.
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will have strong and authentic commitments to women in film and will see Barbara Kopple lead a pack of talented female directors that include local Melbourne filmmakers Fiona Cochrane, Helen Gaynor and internationals Tess Girard, Alison McAlpine, Sandy Boone, Mariah Wilson, Cat Mills, Olivia Lichtenstein and Kimberly Reed.
The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival will run from 19th – 30th July at Cinema Nova and Backlot Cinemas.
You can discover more about the festival here and check out the full program here.
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