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1 August 2019

In between premieres and screenings of world-class movies, the Melbourne International Film Festival also delivers a program tailor-made for those working in or wanting to work in the film industry.

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'H For Happiness' film still. Courtesy miff.com.au.

Film students, editors, directors, producers, screenwriters, composers and designers have the chance to learn from industry practitioners, offer feedback for projects in development or glimpse life behind-the-scenes throughout the packed schedule.

A former director of the London Film Festival and current CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission delivers a series of lectures on musical movie legends. Ranging from Barbra Streisand to David Bowie and ticketed at $15 it’s tailor-made for film buffs and film or media students.

Fresh off of a stint on Big Little Lies, the acting coach beloved by Nicole Kidman and Peter Jackson will host a series of workshops for local actors and directors. Introducing tools for rehearsals and on set, the workshops will give attendee’s practical applications to help achieve and deliver better performances.

For the first time ever, join a live script-reading of a local project looking for finance. The audience will have their say, with feedback after the performance used to further develop the project.

Join working actors, cinematographers, editors, costume designers and producers as they reveal the secrets of film production.

Hear from Director Bruce Beresford, musician Thurston Moore, film theorist Barbara Creed, disability advocate and CEO of Arts Access Victoria Caroline Bowditch in a series of talks spanning topics as wide ranging as VR to cultural appropriation.

Explore the full program at www.miff.com.au