The Made in Melbourne Film Festival is an exclusive showcase for Melbourne filmmakers and films that are 'Made in Melbourne'.  MIM celebrates the desire, drive, and diversity of our local film community by screening the very best films Melbourne has to offer.  Check out our trailer below:




 In 2013 MIM received an Arts Grant from the City of Melbourne and ran over four big nights, showcasing the best local short films and features, as well films from high school students, the next generation of local talent.

In 2014, our sixth year, MIM has more surprises, prizes, and of course quality films in store.  The festival will run over four big nights from November 27th to 30th and will once again showcase the best shorts, features, and high school films.  All local.  All Melbourne.

Submissions are now Open.  Check out the News Section below to see what's new for MIM and when you're ready to submit your film go to the Enter Page for all the details.  




John Barry @ MIM

July 2014


John Barry will be sponsoring the High School section and donating a $500 Manfrotto Tripod as well as a pair of Sennheiser Professional headphones to the lucky young winner of 'Best High School Film'.


Visit the John Barry Sales website to check out their wide range of products:


And if you're a young student filmmaker be sure to enter your film into MIM for a chance to be part of the High School Showcase.

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MIM & The Astor

July 2014


Welcome back to another old friend - the Astor Theatre. We've held MIM at the Astor twice but had their generous support from the very beginning with promotion and prizes year in and year out. So very pleased to announce the Astor is sponsoring MIM yet again and giving away double passes to all the festival winners.


The last single screen cinema of its kind in continuous operation in Melbourne, still standing since its grand opening over 75 years ago, and one of only a few single screen movie theatres from the 1930s in the world screening repertory movie programming, the Astor is truly an icon of Melbourne film.


Check out the Astor Theatre program online today and catch a fine film in the grand old manner.


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More Sponsors Return

July 2014


FilmInk, Australia's premier film industry magazine, returns as another festival sponsor. They're offering 12-month digital subscriptions to make sure our winners stay up-to-date with all that is happening in the industry. Thank you.


FilmInk is your source for the best, most interesting and entertaining film news, stories and reviews skewed towards movie lovers around the globe. From arthouse gems to big blockbusters, FilmInk covers all the movies that matter.  Visit their website to learn about everything happening in the world of Aussie film.


Welcome back to StarNow too, another returning sponsor.

StarNow is the leading audition and job website for actors, models, dancers, photographers, stylists, crew, and musicians.


Launched in 2004, StarNow connects talent with industry professionals and has over two million members worldwide. Casting agents can place a free listing on StarNow with details of their job or audition, manage applications and contact members via the site, and also browse member profiles in StarNow's Talent Directory.

They will be providing memberships to our lucky winners.  Thank you to StarNow and FilmInk.



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Madman @ MIM

July 2014


Pleased to announce Madman Entertainment is back on board once again. The iconic Australian distributor has been supporting MIM from the very beginning and will once again allow festival winners to select DVDs of their choice from the massive Madman selection.


Madman Entertainment proudly showcase the best in collectable and special interest genres, including Australian film, world cinema, television, kids content, anime, sports, and more.


Make sure to visit the Madman website too to view their great range of films.



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Awards & Sponsors

July 2014


MIM is introducing new award categories this year, more prizes by extension of course, and industry judges for the first time. The award categories are:

- Opening Night: Best Film First and Second Place, Audience Choice Award, Best Director, Best Actor
- High School Showcase: Best Film
- Closing Night: Best Film, Audience Choice


Our first partner to return, as always, is the ever reliable Dracon Pictures run by Heath Novkovic, MIM team member since 2010. Heath provides valuable logistical support to the festival, handling all the printing, transportation, storage, goods and services issues and more, smoothing out the bumps in the road to ensure MIM runs to plan year in and year out.


His company, Dracon Pictures, reflects his own personal qualities - reliability, versatility, commitment. A diverse film production company, specialising in lending an expert hand to independent filmmakers. With services in location scouting, catering, and script writing and supervising, Dracon Pictures strives to make Your Ideas, Our Reality.


Dracon Pictures will be providing two Blu-Ray players to the festival along with a 'mystery prize'. Thank you for the support.



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Welcome back Revolt

June 2014


We're pleased to announce the venue for the 2014 Made In Melbourne Film Festival is Revolt Art Space!

The majority of the festival was held at Revolt last year and the versatility of the eclectic warehouse, along with the funky and fun atmosphere, was a real asset to the event.  With a welcoming hospitality appreciated by the MIM team and the audience (not to mention that the Revolt boys are a pleasure to work with), the decision to return to Revolt for the entire 2014 festival was easy to make.


The dates are Thursday November 27th to Sunday November 30th.  Already we are planning more sessions across multiple screens at Revolt in a bid to squeeze in more fantastic films.  We are also planning an opening night launch bigger and bolder than ever before - entertainers, magicians, cabaret, circus - and many more surprises across the entire festival.


MIM 2014 at Revolt.  Hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are!




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MIM Launch Success

May 2014


We had a fantastic time at the MIM launch last night (May 27th) at Final Cut.  1000 £ BEND packed to the brim with over 100 people, the audience literally standing in the aisle, terrific atmosphere and terrific response to the films.


Thank you to Final Cut organiser Richard Harris for hosting us.  Thank you to the usual MIM team running around behind the scenes making sure everything ran smoothly - Sarah Jayne, Cory Corbett, Heath Novkovic, Tim Ferris - you do amazing work.  And thank you to everyone who attended the night.  It was a pleasure introducing MIM to so many new faces.  And seeing the smiles on familiar faces too.


The festival is now open for submissions.  It's good to be back for a new year!


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Submissions Open

May 2014


Six years straight now and it's good to be back! This year we'll screen more films than ever before, introduce new awards, industry judges, more prizes, more sessions.


Check back here often as we update the website throughout the year with all the news as it happens - venues, sponsors, initiatives, surprises, festival faces, films, and much more.


But for now, all that matters is Submissions are Open!

Details on the Entry Page.  So send those films in, Melbourne.  We look forward to seeing your work.


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MIM Launch @ Final Cut

May 2014


MIM is pleased to announce we have teamed with Final Cut, a monthly film event in the city, to launch MIM 2014. 

On Tuesday May 27th not only will we officially open submissions for 2014, but we will present a best-of MIM screening at Final Cut, showcasing a top range of local films from the past five years.

The night will also feature music, cabaret, magic, and street performers so be sure to mark the date in your diary and celebrate the launch of MIM 2014 with us.

Pre-show entertainment begins 5:30pm

Films begin 7:30pm

Tuesday May 27th

1000 £ BEND

361 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Film line-up below:

- Everybody Wants to be Unique by Andrew Dunstan
- Home by Cameron McCulloch
- Dead Heart of the City by Max Miller
- Pension Day by Gordon Napier
- Polo's Robot by Peter Lowey
- Lucky by Darcy Prendergast
- Pink Moon by Rowena Carey
- Pieces by Olivia Altavilla
- Souviens-Toi by Beau Nieuwveld
- Flip by Peter W. Allen
- Hungry Man by Jordan Prosser
- Miniature Melbourne by Nathan Kaso


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February 2014


More fantastic news. Made In Melbourne will be part of White Night Melbourne - MIM @ WNM!

A roaring success last year, the major event will once again transform our city streets, laneways, landmarks, and institutions into a cultural playground from dusk till dawn. With an expected turnout of half-a-million people, this event is going to be BIG!

And MIM is honoured to be part of it. We will be screening some of the best family-friendly films from our vault at the beautiful Southgate Cinema all night long. Come along, enjoy the atmosphere, see Melbourne come alive, and delight in all the sights and sensations of what is bound to be a special night.

Check out the website here for more details.


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MIM @ The Docklands

January 2014


Some great news to kick off 2014. Late last year MIM was approached by Destination Docklands, an organisation dedicated to developing, promoting, and showcasing the Docklands as Melbourne's premier entertainment precinct.

They're planning four huge and free outdoor movie nights from late February to early March called 'Movies Under the Stars at Yarra's Edge'.  The events will showcase blockbuster Australian features for the general public, and feature a Made In Melbourne short film as a precursor each week. 

We sent in a big bundle of shorts to Destination Docklands. These are the four films chosen (in screening order) - 'Your Turn' by Sarah Grimmer, 'RGB' by Kailas Prasannan, 'The Trouble with Alexander' by Blake Borcich, and 'Boston Tommy' also by Blake. 

Congratulations to the filmmakers and hope to see you all at the Docklands for an event that promises to be big, fun, and colourful. Check out the Destination Docklands website for all the details.

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MIM Wrap

December 2013


MIM has wrapped for another year, closing at Revolt with fantastic energy, buzz, and fun as we screened more of the best local short films and hosted Q & A's with the filmmakers.


It has been an amazing four nights.  From the grand opening night at the gorgeous Capitol Theatre to the terrific feature screenings and High School Showcase, MIM 2013 was bigger and better than ever.  Here are all the results:


Opening Night Best Film

3rd Place - The Bells by Tavis Urquhart
2nd Place - Hungry Man by Jordan Prosser
1st Place - Dead Heart of the City by Max Miller

Best High School Film

The Man for Tanjil Bren by Billy Reiss


Closing Night Bonus Best Film

For the Love of Julio by Jamieson Pearce

Thank you to everyone who screened their films. Thank you to everyone who attended the fest (wonderful to see so many smiling faces) and to all our lovely MC's - Jeremy, James, Cory, Genya - you were wonderful.

Thanks to the venues, Capitol and Revolt (Ryan and Tim you rock) for having us. And extra big thanks to the tireless crew who help make MIM happen year in and year out. Sarah, Heath, Cory, Tim, Derek, Patrick, Vanessa, Pid, you are invaluable.

And that's it for MIM 2013. See you next year.


~ Ivan Malekin

Festival Director


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Our Gracious Hosts

November 2013


Meet our lovely MC's for MIM 2013.


Jeremy Kewley - Opening Night

From his motion picture debut in The Devil’s Playground (1975) followed by Mad Dog Morgan (1976) working opposite Dennis Hopper and Jack Thompson, through to his regular television roles in Janus (1944-1995), Blue Heelers (1997-2005), Stingers (2000-2004); starring in Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer was Here (2011); and his most recent role in the Nine Network mini-series Fat Tony & Co. (2014), Kewley has made his living as a professional actor and performer on stage and screen for the last 37 years.

Recent stage credits include the Australian Tour of West Side Story (2010-2011), Call Girl The Musical (2009), Death of a Comedian (2012), Dr Martin Dysart in Mockingbird Theatre’s sell-out season of Equus (2013) and Joseph in Flesh Wound (2013) for Exhibit A: Theatre.

He is in demand as an MC and Television Audience Warm-Up Artist including 20 years with The Footy Show (1994-2013); and shows from Young Talent Time to The X Factor, Temptation, Recipe to Riches and The Biggest Loser; and four years as MC at the AFI Awards (2007-2010).

Next on the big screen he stars as American film producer Jerry Goldman in the motion picture Frank & Jerry (2013), plays Frank Newman in Newman (2014), Dr Schnell in Dick’s Clinic (2014), and stars as Roy Rogers in Ian Pringle’s new film The Legend Maker (2014).



James Liotta - MIM Mix


Constantly working as an Actor, Performer, Comedian and Presenter on stage, radio and television over the last 22 years, Liotta was named Best Male Actor of the Year by Star Central Magazine in 2013, and took out the Excellence for Multicultural Arts Award from the State Government of Victoria in 2007.

As an MC, James has been booked to host some of Australia’s best and biggest multi-cultural festivals.He was one a warm-up host on Channel Nine’s Quizmania and co-hosted 3 seasons of the comedy talk show Planet Un-Earth on Foxtel’s Aurora.

As well appearing in numerous commercials, he’s had roles in numerious television shows, including Underbelly: Sqizzy, Prank Patrol, Thank God You’re Here, Paper Giants, Satisfaction, and, in 2014, he will appear in new shows on ABC and Channel Seven.

On weekends, James performs on stage at Witches In Britches Theatre Restaurant, and while he continues to build a long list of 'performance' credits, he has also consistently worked on Melbourne radio, with his current radio show The Bash broadcast on Thursday nights on 98.9 North West FM.



Genya Mik - Closing Night


Genya was born performing. From Singing, Dancing and Acting at Johnny Young Talent School to now pursuing a career within the TV/Film/Theatre Industry, Genya's thirst to perform and increase her knowledge of the industry has shown no abatement.

From studying full time at TAFTA to courses with Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia and Melbourne Actors Lab. The last three year have been quiet by her standards; she has only appeared in 18 short films, 3 televisions shows, numerous commercials and corporate video gigs, and in her spare time 17 theatre productions.

Genya is a founding member of Pop Culture Theatre Inc, which has become the most successful group on the Victorian Drama Leagues One Act Play Festival Circuit, winning no less than 5 best actress awards, and numerous Supporting and Ensemble Awards as well.

Throw in MC duties for Red Chair Burlesque, command performance at the Melbourne Docklands Festival, and winning audience awards from film festivals, Genya is very much in demand. Yet she is happy to do more; feel free to contact her to be in your Film, TV Show, Commercial, Bar Mitzvah ...


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Ben's Camera Hire Join MIM

November 2013


Just when we thought all the sponsors and prizes were finalised for this year Ben's Camera Hire have jumped on board with $1000 equipment rental voucher for one lucky winner. Amazing. Thank you, Ben. We'll add it to the prize pool for 1st Place on Opening Night.


Please return the support by checking out all the great products Ben's Camera Hire offers on their website.

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November 2013


Our sponsors are wonderful. Every year they support MIM by donating prizes for all the various awards. Winning isn't everything, of course. But we like to think the awards add an element of fun to proceedings. Each award, as always, is decided by the audience. 

Opening Night

First Place

- '1st Place Best Film' Trophy
- $1000 in prize money
- Blu-Ray Player from Dracon Pictures
- $60 worth of BluRays / DVDs of your choice from Madmen Entertainment
- Double Passes to the Astor & Double passes to Cinema Nova
- 1 Year Subscription to FilmInk
- 1 Year Full Membership to StarNow
- Case of Wine from Giesen

Second Place

- '2nd Place Best Film' Trophy
- $250 in prize money
- $60 worth of BluRays / DVDs of your choice from Madmen Entertainment
- Double Passes to the Astor & Double passes to Cinema Nova
- 1 Year Subscription to FilmInk
- 1 Year Full Membership to StarNow
- Case of Wine from Giesen

Third Place

- '3rd Place Best Film' Trophy
- $100 in prize money
- $60 worth of BluRays / DVDs of your choice from Madmen Entertainment
- Double Passes to the Astor & Double passes to Cinema Nova
- 1 Year Subscription to FilmInk
- 1 Year Full Membership to StarNow
- Case of Wine from Giesen


High School Showcase

First Place

- 'Best High School Film' Trophy
- $500 Manfrotto Tripod from John Barry Sales
- $60 worth of BluRays / DVDs of your choice from Madmen Entertainment
- Double Passes to the Astor & Double passes to Cinema Nova
- 1 Year Subscription to FilmInk
- 1 Year Full Membership to StarNow


Closing Night

First Place

- 'Bonus Best Film' Trophy
- $500 in prize money
- Blu-Ray Player from Dracon Pictures
- $60 worth of BluRays / DVDs of your choice from Madmen Entertainment
- Double Passes to the Astor & Double passes to Cinema Nova
- 1 Year Subscription to FilmInk
- 1 Year Full Membership to StarNow
- Case of Wine from Giesen


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Finalists Announced!

Tickets Now on Sale

November 2013


Here it is. A program brimming with variety, films that excel, engage, entertain, a showcase for the best in local filmmaking.

Films that have travelled the globe, films that have won big, films that are big premieres.  

In 2013 we received more submissions than ever before.  So much great work, so many terrific films, so much creativity and talent in our city by the bay.  Thank you to everyone who submitted.  Selecting the finalists in always a difficult process so condolences to everyone who missed out.  But everyone who made it - short films, high school works, feature films - huge congratulations.  This is Melbourne filmmaking at its finest.

So check out the full program here and purchase your tickets to bring in the Summer with MIM 2013.



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Submissions Closed

October 2013


Submissions for MIM 2013 are now closed.  Thank you to everyone who has submitted a film - we have received close to a hundred entries.

Now the team will dive in and begin watching, rating, and debating all the films.  Finalists will be annoucned in early November.

Stay tuned for all the details about the program, screening times, as well as tickets.

MIM 2013 is almost ready.


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Regular Deadline Approaches

September 2013


Our regular deadline is fast approaching.  Friday Oct 4th - all entry forms and digital files must be in by this date or postmarked if you are sending a DVD.  

MIM will once again be offering $1000 cash to the 'Best Film' voted by the audience along with an array of prizes thanks to our fantastic sponsors. So be sure to enter your film for a chance to be part of the fun.

There is an extended deadline - Oct 18th - for those last minute type of folk but if you have your film ready, don't wait.  Get in early and pay a lower entry fee. 

In our mini-milestone fifth year and with support from the Melbourne City Council, MIM 2013 is bigger than ever.  All the submission details on the Enter Page.   



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Giesen & Good Brew

September 2013


Welcome back to Giesen, our favourite wine sponsor. Giesen have been supporting MIM since 2010 and will once again stock up the lucky festival winners with boxes of quality wine.  

Also, big brand new welcome to Dean O'Callaghan and the Good Brew Company who will be stocking up the Capitol Theatre bar on opening night with a range of organic beers, ciders, soft drink, and, of course, popcorn.

The Good Brew Company is dedicated to an environmental and socially sustainable future - they brew all their beer via traditional methods and focus on leaving the lowest carbon footprint possible but never sacrifice great taste.

MIM is proud to support such a healthy and consciousness initiative and grateful for everyone of our sponsors and partners who make the festival possible.

So, we say it often, but make sure you check out the Sponsor Page to learn more about all the organisations supporting MIM and to visit their websites. 




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Madman & MIM

September 2013


Iconic Australian distributor Madman Entertainment return as a key sponsor of the festival for 2013.  Madman have been supporting MIM from the very beginning and we're thrilled to welcome them back for another year.

Madman will be providing all the winning filmmakers with a range of DVDs from their vast and eclectic collection.

Check out the Sponsor Page to learn more about all the organisations supporting MIM and to visit their websites. 


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Sponsors, Sponsors, Sponsors ... Sponsors!

July 2013


FilmInk, Cinema Nova, StarNow, and the Astor Theatre all return as sponsors for MIM 2013.

All of these organisations are established institutions in our local film industry.  We are grateful for their support and look forward to giving away many wonderful prizes.

Check out the Sponsor Page to learn more about the organisations and visit their websites. 


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Dates & Venues

July 2013


The festival will run over four nights from December 3rd to 6th.

We open at the beautiful and lavish Capitol Theatre right in the heart of the city. From there we will hit the funky and eclectic Revolt Productions, showcasing short films, features, and films by High School students, highlighting a great range of talent, and encouraging crowd interaction by hosting Q & A with the filmmakers and allowing the audience to decide the winners.

So make sure you send those films in for a chance to be part of this growing festival. With paperless entries, digital download options, plus EarlyBird discounts, submitting your film to MIM has never been simpler.  

Click on the Enter Page for all the details.  


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Submissions Open!

June 2013

Here we go!  Submissions for MIM 2013 are now open!

With four nights to highlight amazing local films this year, MIM will screen more films than ever before.  As well as our usual short film showcase, we will also be accepting feature films, plus shorts by the next generation of filmmakers, students from Year 7 to 12.

From established to emerging to stars of the future, MIM shines the spotlight on the best films our city by the bay has to offer.

Check out the website for all the details about the festival and go to the Enter page to submit your film.



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MIM Entries Open Very Soon!

May 2013


Patience.  We'll be rolling back the curtains and opening the doors wide for submissions very soon.

Right now we're finalising the team, updating the website, talking to sponsors and venues and organising all the little odds and ends.

MIM 2013 is upon us ... almost.  Stay tuned. 



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MIM Wrap!

December 2012


MIM 2012 was a success!  The first night was at the majestic Astor Theatre and it was a joy to see the films looking and sounding spectacular on the giant screen.  The atmosphere was electric, smiling faces lining the foyer, the popcorn popping and the night rolling.    

Congratulations to all the filmmakers who screened their work and thanks to all the sponsors who make this possible. The crew too - Tim Ferris, Sarah Jayne, Heath Novkovic, Patrick Siscar, Sang Phan, Tinny Tang, Russell Boyd - you were fantastic! And thanks to our host Jeremy Kewley who did a wonderful job anchoring proceedings.  The winners are:



3rd - Blood on the Game Dice by Daniel Knight
2nd - Safe by Julietta Boscolo
1st - The Wilding by Grant Scicluna
Then the second night, a sweltering night at the Order of Melbourne, but it was jam-packed to see more great local films.  Thanks to the crew again for all the hard work and Cory who did a great job as host.  Our Night Two winner:
1st - Restless Legs by Billy Morrell
Thank you to everyone who attended the festival.  We hope you enjoyed the show!  See you next year ... now we rest!

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December 2012


MIM celebrates Melbourne film but also features a competition to decide the best of the best.  All the winners are chosen by the audience, emphasizing crowd interaction and adding an element of fun and unpredicatability to proceedings.  And we have a ton of prizes to giveaway thanks to all our sponsors.  They are:


Night One - Best Film


1st Place

- $1000 Cash

- 1st Place Trophy

- A Blu-Ray Player from Dracon Pictures

- A case of wine from Giesen Wines and a case of cider from Lucky Duck Cider

- Double Passes to Cinema Nova & the Astor Theatre

- DVDs from Madman & Umbella Entertainment

- One-year subscription to ScreenHub

- Bonus bundle of DVDs


2nd Place

- $250 Cash from Shorts on Demand

- 2nd Place Trophy

- A case of wine from Giesen Wines and a case of cider from Lucky Duck Cider

- Double Passes to Cinema Nova & the Astor Theatre

- DVDs from Madman & Umbella Entertainment

- One-year subscription to ScreenHub

- Bonus bundle of DVDs


3rd Place

- $100 Cash

- 3rd Place Trophy

- A case of wine from Giesen Wines and a case of cider from Lucky Duck Cider

- Double Passes to Cinema Nova & the Astor Theatre

- DVDs from Madman & Umbella Entertainment

- One-year subscription to ScreenHub

- Bonus bundle of DVDs

Night Two - Bonus Best Film

1st Place

- All the Door Money

- A case of wine from Giesen Wines and a case of cider from Lucky Duck Cider

- Double Passes to Cinema Nova & the Astor Theatre

- DVDs from Madman & Umbella Entertainment

- One-year subscription to ScreenHub

- Bonus bundle of DVDs

Thank you to all our sponsors for their generosity and support. 


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MIM Warming Up

December 2012


Well, the festival is just around the corner now and, as you can imagine, we are flat-out getting everything ready. And excited, of course, can't wait to see all the films on the big screen!


Check out the trailer above to get a little taste of the action, drama, and quality of the finalists.  Thank you to Matt Mclennan for putting it together - fantastic job.  


And Zev Howley, who's film Broken Superman will screen on Night Two of the festival, has sent us a brief write-up about the film from the Leader Newspaper.  Picture on the right and link to the article here.


Finally, we will be doing two radio interviews for the festival on Saturday December 8th.  First tune in to 3CR (855 AM) for Media Moves Cinema Scene at 11am.  Then check out 3WBC (94.1 FM) for Movies at Dusk at 5pm.  Should be fun!


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Finalists Announced

November 2012


Selecting the finalists for MIM is a tough but rewarding job.  So many submissions to sort through, so much talent, so many quality local films.  This year was no exception.  Big congratulations to the finalists, condolences to those you just missed out, thank you to everyone who submitted a film.


The line-up is spectacular.  Films that have travelled around the globe, films that have won big, films that are big premieres.  Fantasy, horror, animation, comedy, drama - something for everybody - stories packed with punch, power, love, laughs, sex, joy, twists and thrills.  


And above all, talent and imagination.  This is Melbourne film.  Join us at the Astor Theatre on December 11th and the Order of Melbourne on December 12th to enjoy the show.  And celebrate the drive and desire, the craft, and the future of local film.  


Check out the Program Page for the full line-up.  Can't wait for the show! 


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Shorts On Demand

October 2012


Shorts On Demand is supporting MIM in 2012 too.  Check out their website below - this is truly a great initiative and opportunity for short filmmakers.


"We believe there are many great Australian shorts that do not receive the exposure they deserve after festival rounds. is an online broadcasting platform for quality Australian shorts to be promoted worldwide to build a wider audience within the industry and beyond.


Show us your shorts!


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Giesen Returns

October 2012


We are very pleased to welcome back Giesen Wines as a sponsor of the festival for the third year straight.  


Giesen is all about providing quality wine, straight from the Marlborough region in New Zealand, to a cross-section of businesses. From restaurants to bars to major distributors and retailers, Giesen offers fine wine for all needs and tastes.


And in this case, they will be providing cases of wine to each MIM winner.  Thank you!


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Submissions Closed

October 2012


Submissions for the 2012 Made In Melbourne Film Festival are now closed.  


Thank you to everyone who submitted a film.  We have a big pile to sort through - a hard but rewarding job - to select the finalists.  


Stay tuned to this website.  All the details and the results will be announced in late October / early November.


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Melbourne In Melbourne brought to you by the City of Melbourne

September 2012


We're very pleased to announce that MIM has been successful in obtaining an Arts Grant from the Melbourne City Council for the 2013 edition of the festival.


Next year, the only festival exclusively for Melbourne filmmakers will be officially supported by the City of Melbourne.     


And expect big things.  More nights, more variety, more films.  Features, guest speakers, music videos, workshops.  Everything film.  Everything Melbourne.



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New Sponsors - Lucky Duck & VEG & Umbrella

September 2012


A busy month.  A happy month.  MIM is proud to welcome three new first-time sponsors onto the team - Lucky Duck Cider, Umbrella Entertainment, and the Visual Entertainment Group.   


Lucky Duck Cider is a tasty brew proudly made in Melbourne (how very befitting) and they are all set to provide the apple-tinged alcoholic refreshments at the festival.  After all, 'everybody gets lucky sometimes.'    


Umbrella Entertainment is an independent, Australian-owned all-rights distribution company driven by a true passion for feature film, television and music content.  They will be generously providing DVD packs to the festival.


Likewise, the Visual Entertainment Group is donating DVDs.  VEG have been in the home video business for 21 years and have an enormous range of titles, correlating their longevity.     


That's pretty exciting and pretty cool.  Check out their websites.  Show your appreciation in turn.  MIM would like to extend our gratitude to all our sponsors.  Without their support the festival doesn't run.  Thank you on behalf of the festival, the patrons, and most importantly, the filmmakers.       


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Madman & Screen Hub Return as Sponsors

August 2012


Two Australian industry institutions, and supporters of MIM right from the beginning, will once more be sponsoring the festival.  


Madman proudly showcases the best in collectable and special interest genres including Australian film, world cinema, TV, kids content, Anime, sports and more.


Screen Hub is the best daily email News and Jobs service for people working in the Australian film and television industries.  


Both will be generously contributing to the prize pool and we would like to offer our thanks and appreciation.  So send those films in, Melbourne.  Submissions close Oct 5th.     

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All in Order

August 2012


The Order of Melbourne has been confirmed as the second and final venue for this year's festival.  An elegant and beautiful cinema and cocktail bar, the Order is one of Melbourne's finest and most diverse venues right in the heart of the city.


Also home to Short Cut throughout 2012, the feedback from the patrons has been tremendous every month, so choosing the Closing Night venue for MIM was quite simple.


Tuesday 11th December @ The Astor

Wednesday 12th December @ The Order

We look forward to presenting more of Melbourne's best short films in intimate class, style, and elegance.   

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Back to the Astor!

August 2012


After an overwhelmingly positive response to last year's festival the opening night venue for MIM 2012 will be the magnificient Astor Theatre once more. Built in the 1930's, the Astor is the last remaining classic single screen theatre in Melbourne and an exemplification of just how grand and magical film can be. 

The night is Tuesday December 11th.  The best in Melbourne short film presented on the giant screen in true class and style.  The days are counting.  Send those films in!  

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Dracon Pictures Returns

June 2012


Dracon Pictures is once again confirmed as an important sponsor of the festival, handling much of the logistics and printing for MIM as well as donating gifts to the prizepool for winning filmmakers. 


Thank you Dracon Pictures, always glad to have you on board.  

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MIM 2012

June 2012


Quite simply ... we're back!
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