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MIFF Shorts at Fed Square

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by Vicky Rae Ellmore (subscribe)
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Pull up a deckchair and give your mind a midweek minibreak
Get comfy in one of Federation Square's deckchairs and enjoy a free screening of selection of short films chosen by Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) throughout March and April.

Five shorts by local Melbourne filmmakers make up the programmed package of short films that will be screened at MIFF Shorts at Fed Square during March and April 2017. All the films that will be screened are all popular previous participants in the Melbourne International Film Festival, having all been screened at the film festival in either 2015 or 2016.

Presented in partnership with Federation Square, the program of short films showing for free will run for 60 minutes on the Big Screen in the plaza at Fed Square from 12pm till 1pm every Wednesday during March and from 5pm till 6pm every Thursday during April.

The short films included in the program are unclassified, but have been approved by the Australian Classification Board to screen without age restrictions. They are:

Olympic Nick: A Donutumentary (MIFF 2016)
Directors - Ian Tran, Rachel Morssink
Producers - Tessa Mansfield-Hung, Ian Tran
Synopsis: The story of Melbourne icon Nick Tsiligiris and the hot jam doughnuts he makes at Footscray train station.
Duration: 9 minutes

Big City (MIFF 2016)
Director - Jordan Bond, Lachlan Ryan
Producer - Jarrod Theodore
Synopsis: A lonely taxi driver working the late shift is befriended by one of his passengers.
Duration: 9 minutes

Family Holiday (MIFF 2015)
Director - Ted Wilson
Producer - Tom Graham
Synopsis: A family goes on holiday. They are a family on a holiday.
Duration: 6 minutes

Sweat (MIFF 2015)
Director - Rodd Rathjen
Producer - Robbie McEwan
Synopsis: Colin Friels plays a farmer trying to keep up with his younger and more technologically advanced neighbour. Direct Rodd Rathjen won the 2013 MIFF Best Australian Short Award.
Duration: 11 minutes

Ernie Biscuit (MIFF 2015)
Director - Adam Elliot
Producer - Adam Elliot
Synopsis: Oscar-winner Adam Elliot's Claymation about a Parisian taxidermist who travels to Australia with his pet duck.
Duration: 21 minutes
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Why? Take a seat and take in a film before continuing your busy day in the city
When: 12pm - 1pm every Wed in March / 5pm - 6pm every Thurs in April
Where: Federation Square
Cost: Free
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