YOUVE EXPERIENCED MIFF IN THE DEAD OF WINTER - NOW TRY IT ON A HOT BALMY NGHT! The Melbourne International Film Festival is giving audiences the opportunity to experience MIFF away from the cold, dark days of Winter, and try it out in the picturesque scene of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne on a hot Summers night. Nissan Moonlight Cinema is screening a selection of MIFF shorts on Sunday, 4 February 2007. Get your friends together, pack a picnic and head down to the urban oasis of the gardens.
Be quick. Book now. Tickets from $14 (adults) $12 (concession) at http://moonlight.com.au
Nissan Moonlight Cinema
Sunday, 4 February: MIFF Shorts R 18+
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne(enter via Gate D off Birdwood Ave)
Gates open a 7pm, screening starts at sundown
Plenty of off street parking around the venue
THE LAST CHIP
Director: Heng Tang
Awards: Winner Prix Du Jury Clermont-Ferrand 2006, Official Selection Aspen Shortfest 2006.
A film about gambling, superstition, friendship and dreams. The fortunes of three Asian women collide with a disillusioned trainee croupier. Gives new meaning to the phrase, No more bets!
Director: Glendyn Ivin "I want to show you the desert, there's something out there. Something precious, something painful. I didn't think I'd need it anymore but I do."
LOVE THIS TIME
Director: Rhys Graham
Awards: Special Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival 2006
Nouria's life is falling apart. The flowers that fill her house are rotting, her dad won't get out of bed, her little brother just won't stop wetting himself and her boyfriend's dog is dying. But for Nouria, none of this matters ... because love is all there is....
Director: Ben Phelps
Driving on a deserted road in rural Australia, Nedal and his family are stopped by three armed soldiers. As the intentions of the soldiers become clear, Nedal realizes that the safety of his wife and daughter rests in his hands.
Director: Denie Pentecost
Awards: Official Selection for the Short Films Competition at Cannes 2006
A young girl finds release in the ocean of her imagination, with her best friend.
Directors: Kas Burgess and Edwin McGill
Awards: Film of the Festival - Raindance Film Festival
This exquisite film traces the journey of an achingly lonely underground carpark attendant who finds hope, beauty and revelation in the gentlest of everyday miracles.