Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Launches Program

May 22, 2019
Showcasing the best short and feature length non-fiction from Australia and abroad.

Screening over twelve days in the second half of July, the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival has just announced its full program, and it’s a doozy!

As a film magazine, we are particularly excited about the following titles, which touch upon cinema in a meaningful way:

The Ghost of Peter Sellers – Peter Medak (The Krays, The Changeling, The Ruling Class) revisits the disastrous making of his Peter Sellers starring, Spike Milligan written 1970s pirate movie Ghost in the Noonday Sun, which was famously never released.

Art Never Sleeps – sub hour long documentary about Francis Ford Coppola and a team of students working to live stream a feature film.

Fuck You All: The Uwe Boll Story – Explores the turbulent career of the German filmmaker deemed the worst in the world.

Ballad of a Righteous Merchant – A portrait of Werner Herzog as he makes his 2009 film My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done.

Uncaged: A Stand In Story – An 11 minute film about being Nic Cage’s stand in.

The eclectic program also offers the latest enviro-docs (Sharkwater Extinction, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, Silent Forests), tech (Trust Machine: The Story of Bitcoin, director by Alex ‘Bill’ Winter), Politics Vs. The People (Dark Money), Music (Big Paradise, Boom, Desolation Centre, KISS vs MCZ, Teddy Pendergrass If You Don’t Know Me, The Godfathers of Hardcore, The Gender Line, Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road, Waiting: The Van Duren Story) and much much more.

112 Documentaries: 50 Features, 62 Shorts, web series, video essay, 4 World Premieres, 59 Australian Premieres, 42 Melbourne Premieres.

“It is wonderful to showcase so many exceptionally talented, world class and gifted indie and industry Australian filmmakers  in Melbourne this year. We are also very humbled to provide a platform to so many top-tier international documentary filmmakers and legendary filmmakers as part of this years amazing comp,” said Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Director, Lyndon Stone.

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is on July 19 – 30, 2019 at Backlot Cinemas and Cinema Nova. For more information, head to the website.

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