Focus on MDFF #3: China’s 3Dreams

“These searing comments, delivered frankly on camera, are ones that the current political authorities lack the vocabularies or intellectual framework to deal with.” Professor Kerry Brown, Kings College London, Team Leader Europe China Research & Advice Network. World Policy Journal, New York: How did you get these people to speak so candidly? How did you…

Focus on MDFF #2: Tunnel Vision

Director Ivan Hexter writes exclusively for Cinema Australia about his documentary, Tunnel Vision which is screening at this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. Article Written by DP Ivan Hexter Documentaries are usually created by filmmakers who fully embrace their subjects. They are driven by a passion to tell a story about someone or something that…

Focus on Melbourne Documentary Film Festival: Inside Fighter

Written by Nick Barkla (writer/director)   It was late at night and the phone rang.  I answered and heard a familiar voice, edgy with excitement. “Guess what?” “What?” “They want me to fight for the world title in America.” “You’re kidding?” “In five weeks.” “But you haven’t been training.” “I know.” “What are you going…

Focus on Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Part 1: Todd Who?

Melbourne’s own documentary film festival launched this year to showcase some incredible documentary filmmaking talent. The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is a 3 day film festival and runs from 9th – 11th July 2016. Over the next few weeks we’ll be taking a look at three films screening during with festival through a series of exclusive article…

Documentary filmmakers! MDFF is calling for submissions

The inaugural Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, Melbourne’s first competitive documentary film festival, will kick off in July 2016 at Howler Artspace and Longplay Cinema. With a mission to discover and promote innovative independent documentaries, MDFF will deliver an impressive slate of short and feature length films from around the world. MDFF is looking for the freshest, most challenging documentaries…