Category: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Coverage of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Review: ‘As the Crow Flies’

Directed by Tess Girard, “As the Crow Flies” follows the journey of a group of young Royal Canadian Air Cadets as they take part in an intense flight training program to earn their private pilot’s

Review: ‘Right to Harm’

What would you do if an industrial animal agriculture facility moved right next door to your house and started emitting millions of gallons of untreated waste polluting the water you drink, the air that you

Review: ‘Unraveling Athena’

What does it take to become the highest ranked women’s tennis player in the world? That is the question Francis Amat seeks to answer in the feature length documentary “Unraveling Athena” premiering in Australia at

Review: ‘Skid Row Marathon’

If you’re headed to the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival in July and can only see one film, “Skid Row Marathon” should be on your radar of those to consider. Directed by Mark Hayes the film

MDFF 2019: Top 10 Features

A slew of brilliant documentary filmmaking will descend on Melbourne July 19th – 30th as the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival returns for its fourth year. Documentary Drive has been a media partner with the festival

MDFF 2019: Australian Docs to Watch

Close to half of the 112 films at this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival are by Australian filmmakers. The intimately personal stories they capture offer a thought-provoking reflection and unforgettable look at Australia’s heart, complexity,

Shorts – 10 to Catch at the 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

There are 62 short documentaries set to screen at MDFF 2019 and with that comes the very difficult question: What to see? Shorts often pack an emotional punch. They’ll make you laugh, cry, and drop

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2019

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival returns July 19th – 30th bringing together an incredible ensemble of documentaries and acclaimed filmmakers from around the world and Australia. Now in its fourth year, the ever-growing festival continues

Review: ‘Black ANZAC’

“Black ANZAC” is the first feature documentary by Sydney-based director Tim Anastasi. The film depicts the journey of Australian visual artist Hego as he attempts to commemorate the memory of Aboriginal soldiers who fought in

Interview: Directors Barney Spender and Roddy Gibson on the Making of ‘The Road to Sparta’

If someone were to ask you to run 246 kilometres in 36 hours you might think they were off their rocker, let alone struggle to believe such a thing were even possible. Yet, when perseverance