MIFF KIDS/MIFF SCHOOLS – interview with Melbourne International Film Festival programmer Thomas Caldwell

by GREG KING   The Melbourne International Film Festival screens from Aug 3 through until Aug 20. One of the strong programming strands has always been the Next Gen strand. This year it has been renamed as MIFF Kids and MIFF Schools. MIFF Kids has a focus on animated films, including a 25th anniversary screening of the classic Aladdin, while MIFF Schools draws upon films that can be used to support the school curriculum. In a specially curated program, this strand showcases film in those popular languages that students study like Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 NEXT GEN PROGRAM – interview with programmer Thomas Caldwell

by GREG KING Melbourne International Film Festival launches its 2016 program on July 5th. But we get an early sneak peak at the Next Gen screenings from MIFF programmer Thomas Caldwell. The Next Gen strand is always one of the strongest in the MIFF program. http://www.mediafire.com/dow…/7wb44tmy411p354/210606_006.MP3 Continue reading

THE GOOD THE BAD THE UGLY FILM SHOW PODCAST EPISODE #139

This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Mr. Holmes,’ ‘Self/less,’ ‘The Gallows,‘ and ‘Freedom Stories.’ This episode also contains interviews with Sir Ian McKellan, Ryan Reynolds, Sir Ben Kingsley, Cassidy Gifford, Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Steve Thomas (Freedom Stories), Carl Barron (Manny Lewis), Michael McIntyre (Aussie Rules The World), Fadia Aboud (Arab Film Festival) and Thomas Caldwell, the NextGen programmer for the Melbourne International Film Festival. Also make sure you listen this week to see Continue reading

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 NEXTGEN – interview with programmer Thomas Caldwell

by GREG KING The Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off on July 30. One of the strongest and most consistent sidebars of the festival program is always the NextGen program, which is aimed at younger audiences and has links to the secondary school curriculum. Greg caught up with NextGen programmer Thomas Caldwell to learn more about what's on offer this year. http://www.mediafire.com/lis…/wgo9qbb2k1mae2s/200706_001.MP3   Continue reading