MIFF 2018 – low budget key to hope for Australian films

The Merger, Book Week, Under the Cover of Clouds, Jirga and Strange Colours help to regenerate the Australian screen sector.
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 Image: Alena Lodkina’s Strange Colours, produced by Isaac Wall and Kate Laurie, stars Daniel P. Jones as the father. He is an ex-convict who performed in Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s Hail, based on his life story. 

Each year the Melbourne International Film Festival screens the largest collection of Australian films on any program, anchored by the projects it supports through the Premiere Fund and the shorts from Accelerator participants. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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