Kirrip Goes to MIFF

Join Kirrip at the Melbourne International Film Festival this August!

MIFF returns with an expansive program of acclaimed international and Australian cinema, esteemed guests, premieres, galas, talks and special events.

Students are invited to join RMIT Kirrip at any of the following movies.

We Are Still Here

Date: Friday 5 August

Time: 6pm – 9pm

About the movie:

From the ancient past to a dystopian future, this ambitious, genre-hopping anthology film brings together First Nations filmmakers from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific to challenge colonial myths and mark the power of resistance.

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International Shorts 1

Date: Saturday 6 August

Time: 12pm – 3pm

About the movie:

Remarkable short-form favourites from Cannes, Sundance and Berlin.

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International Shorts 2

Date: Sunday 7 August

Time: 12pm – 3.30pm

About the movie:

An award-packed cornucopia from directors known and new.

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Neptune Frost

Date: Monday 8 August

Time: 5.40pm – 8.30pm

About the movie:

A wildly ambitious, radically experimental Afrofuturist musical that transcends space, time and gender from visionary poet and musician Saul Williams.

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The Lost City of Melbourne

Date: Tuesday 9 August

Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm

About the movie:

The attempted ‘modernisation’ of Melbourne in the 1950s destroyed much of the city, including its elegant cinemas and picture palaces. Now, a new Melbourne-made documentary brings them back to life.

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Sweet As

Date: Saturday 13 August

Time: 6pm – 9pm

About the movie:

The Breakfast Club meets the outback in this uplifting coming-of-age road movie by Nyul Nyul / Yawuru director Jub Clerc (The Turning, MIFF Premiere Fund 2013; The Heights).

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Stories from Naarm

Date: Saturday 20 August

Time: 11am – 4pm

About the movie:

Viewer Advice: First Nations viewers are warned that the following film collection may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

Melbourne stories from a First Nations perspective.

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