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Melbourne takes Kiwi crop

Three features and half a dozen shorts are named in the programme for the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).



The features are Jason Lei Howden’s Deathgasm, Christopher Pryor’s The Ground We Won and RKSS’s Turbo Kid, all of which have their local premieres via the NZIFF.

Of the shorts Jake Mahaffy’s Sundance-premiered AD 1363, the End of Chivalry plays in MIFF’s WTF shorts programme. In the festival’s Accelerator shorts programmes are Christian Rivers’ Feeder, Florence Noble’s Things Are Going Really Well and David White’s Killer. White’s Oink screens with Danish feature Good Things Await. Ryan Heron’s Return screens with US feature The Overnight.

Directors Noble, White and Rivers will travel to Melbourne with NZFC support for MIFF’s Accelrator programme. Producers the NZFC is supporting to MIFF 37º South Market are Desray Armstrong, Georgina Conder, Mhairead Connor, Ainsley Gardiner, Leanne Saunders, and David Stubbs. Deathgasm director Jason Lei Howden and The Ground We Won director Chris Pryor are guests of the festival.

For the NZFC, Lisa Chatfield, Dale Corlett and Christina Andrees will make the trip.

MIFF runs 30 July – 16 August. The MIFF 37ºSouth Market runs 30 July – 02 August.

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