Melbourne Independent Film Focus M

Thursday 25 February 8.45pm

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Featuring the best of Melbourne made short films by the Made in Melbourne Film Festival.

The Made In Melbourne Film Festival is the only exclusive showcase for local filmmakers.  This special best-of program gathers the best short films from the seven year history of the festival – wicked comedy, thrilling animation, powerful drama and more.  Bring the whole family, grab an ice-cream and drink, and sit back and immerse yourself in a variety of films that have travelled the globe, delighted festival audiences around the world and won big awards.  Films that have one thing in common: all local, all Melbourne.

Film Line-Up:

Title: Bless You
Genre: Animation
Producer: Phillip Watts
Director: Phillip Watts
Synopsis: An architect in the skies grows bored of his creation and decides to spice things up in this film that combines 2D animation, tilt shift photography and gratuitous explosions.
Corresponds to Classification: G

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Title: Era of Man
Genre: Thriller / Dark Comedy
Producer: Matt Mirams
Director: Matt Mirams
Synopsis: Three would-be kidnappers get more than they bargained for when dealing with an adulterous wife.
Corresponds to Classification: M

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Title: Limbus
Genre: Drama
Producer: Anna Snoekstra
Director: Anna Snoekstra
Synopsis: A young woman who has suffered the loss of a lover retreats to a hotel room to find solitude and work through her grief, but finds unexpected comfort in the arms of another woman.
Corresponds to Classification: PG

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Title: Obsolete
Genre: Comedy
Producer: Royce Behin
Director:  Jay Perry
Synopsis: Forced to entertain his grandson, a retiree is thrown into the frightening complexities of new technology.
Corresponds to Classification: M

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Title: Saving the Bacon
Genre:  Comedy
Producer: Joel Buncle
Director:  Ryan Thomas
Synopsis:  A routine arrest turns ugly for a trigger-happy cop and his straight-laced partner.
Corresponds to Classification: M

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Title: Rhododendron
Genre: Drama
Producer: Brett Tinnings
Director: Lewis Attey
Synopsis: A middle aged man works himself into a violent rage and confronts his noisy neighbours.
Corresponds to Classification: PG

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First Half Total Runtime: 42 mins

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Second Half Total Runtime: 39 mins

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Title: Go Fish
Genre: Drama
Producer:  Kirsten Skye Sargent
Director: Kirsten Skye Sargent
Synopsis: A young boy struggles to deal with tragedy and tormenting school bullies.
Corresponds to Classification: PG

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Title: Women In The Media
Genre: Documentary
Producer: Kayleigh Carmichael
Director: Kayleigh Carmichael
Synopsis: A look at the role of women in the entertainment industry and the challenges met when striving for equality and success.
Corresponds to Classification: G

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Title: Rigor Mortis
Genre: Comedy
Producer: Luke Goodall and Shaun McCarthy
Director: Luke Goodall and Shaun McCarthy
Synopsis: A detective’s first day becomes a handful as he is set to a vulgar task by his superiors.
Corresponds to Classification: M

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Title: To Have and Withhold
Genre: Drama
Producer: Nic Barker and Jackson Tozer
Director: Nic Barker
Synopsis: We all make mistakes, but do we all own up?
Corresponds to Classification: PG

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Title: The Parting Gift
Genre: Romance / Computer Animation
Producer: Christopher W. Bailey
Director: Christopher W. Bailey
Synopsis: A man pursues the woman he loves in an effort to give her a parting gift. Filmed entirely on a green screen sound stage, the film uses live action with computer generated sets and locations.
Corresponds to Classification: G

Film details

  • Rating: M
  • Duration: 81mins
  • VAIRED

Screening

  • 25 February 2016
    8:45pm - 10:05pm

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