2014 marks the sixth year of the Made In Melbourne Film Festival (MIM), and this year has more surprises, prizes and quality films in store. The festival will run over four big nights from November 27 – 30 and showcases the best shorts, features, and high school films. All local. All Melbourne.

This year is by far the biggest line-up, with the host venue being the Revolt Art Space at 12 Elizabeth St, Kensington.

Tickets are on sale through Moshtix, with admission priced at:

Opening & Closing Night Pass: $22.60
Feature Film Pass (All Three Features): $17.50
Complete Festival Pass (Every & Any Session of MIM): $44

The four nights will screen as follows:

THURSDAY 27TH

Short Film Showcase

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Show Begins: 7:30pm

Simply the best short films Melbourne has to offer. Sit back with popcorn and a drink and immerse yourself in films that have travelled the globe, films that have won big, films that are big premieres. An array of wicked comedy, sci-fi, powerful drama, and even a musical about the wonderful world of goths! Help decide the ‘Audience Choice Award’ and see which films take home our ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Director’, and ‘Best Actor’ awards. Films screening are: Emo (The Musical, Limbus, Status, Loving Myself, Pint, Makeover, Close to the Sun, Between Us and We Keep on Dancing. 

FRIDAY 28TH

Friday Night Films

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Show Begins: 7:30pm

Hit the Friday night lights, sit back with pizzas, popcorn and drinks, and enjoy our special selection of Friday Night Films. A little darker, a little more racy, the program includes a small selection of world premiere and award-winning shorts, including the premiere of our own short film, Mirror of Filth, a story about a man lost in the world of filth and porn, unable to connect with real women. Other films screening are: Candy Cravings, Persona, Ghost Man and This Little Piggy.

SATURDAY 29TH

Saturday Movie Matinée

Doors Open: 3pm
Show Begins: 3:30pm

Step out of the heat and laze away the afternoon with an assorted collection of brilliant local shorts. There were so many quality entries for MIM this year that we had to add extra sessions to honour the filmmakers – and this is one such session. A line-up consisting of more premieres and award winners from some of Melbourne’s finest independent filmmakers, showcased in a relaxed environment, the perfect way to wily away the afternoon haze. Films screening are: Charlie & Sam, Magnetism, The Lady of the Wheel, Lake Breeze, Lost in the Dark, Happy Melancholy, Redemption, The Artifice and A Fairy Tale.

High School Showcase

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Show Begins: 7pm

This is the future of filmmaking. Our High School Showcase, screening the best short films from Year 12 students and under. The films are diverse, quirky, powerful, each displaying talent and assuredness that belie the filmmaker’s age.
A great night for the family but all patrons take note – Revolt is a licensed venue and minors (under 18) will not be permitted without an adult guardian. Films screening are: Emanate, The Haven, Express Yourself, Kid Logic, The Subjects, The Adventures of Lucy, A Mind’s Projection and Free.

Feature Focus

Doors Open: 8:30pm
Show Begins: 9pm

A highlight of the festival. A striking feature film – our feature focus 41 – from Glenn Triggs, a young filmmaker who at 31 already has a collection of polished and powerful feature films to his credit, and is featured on Melbourne’s independent filmmakers master list. Other films screening are: Queen of the Bees.

SUNDAY 30TH

Sunday Movie Matinée

Doors Open: 3pm
Show Begins: 3:30pm

One more movie matinée to wile away the afternoon. A small selection of award-winning short films followed by our final feature of the festival – intriguing documentary A Venue for the End of the World by Aidan Prewett, which follows the filmmaker as he embarks on a wondrous misadventure across the United States in search of what it takes to command an audience. Winner of Best Documentary at Melbourne Underground Film Festival. Other films screening are: Bless You, Beautiful Mind and Tofu Man.

Closing Night Shorts

Doors Open: 6:30pm
Show Begins: 7:30pm

Our finale. More of the best short films, more multi-award winners, more premieres, more stories packed with twists and thrills, tears and joy, love and power. A more intimate affair on the main stage at Revolt, join us to meet the filmmakers and participate in Q & A’s, grab a pizza and a cider, help decide the ‘Audience Choice Award’ and see who the judges select for ‘Bonus Best Film’. Films screening are: Knock, Courage, A Silent Waltz, Huntin’ Dinna, Memento Mori, Unlucky In Love and The Gallant Captain.

For a full list of prices and films, head to the Made In Melbourne program guide page.

Watch the This Little Piggy trailer below: