This year’s festival schedule is finally here, so you can begin to make your plans. Tickets are on sale and links provided below.
*All Access Passes are your best value. Everything the MIFF has to offer for the low price of $40.
The MIFF All Access Pass can be purchased by following any of the “Buy Tickets HERE links.” Simply choose “MIFF ALL Access $40,” and select the number of tickets.
All proceeds go to the No Limits Academy, a not-for-profit Christian school for physically disabled children ages 6 to 21 years.
*Pick up a copy of Brevard LIVE Magazine at any of these locations. You’ll find a nice article on MIFF – including this schedule, photos, and MIFF sponsors. Brevard LIVE has been covering MIFF for 11 years including an article and the centerfold! Brevard LIVE Magazine is your monthly source of everything happening in Brevard – ART – MUSIC – DINING — RECREATION. The magazine is viewable online as well as in print.
As always, the MIFF will be held at the Premiere Theaters Oaks 10
Oaks Stadium 10 | 1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne, Florida 32901
Be sure to visit the snack bar and enjoy a great selection of yummy theater treats!
We present The 2021, Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival:
Thursday, December 2
- Opening Night Special Presentation
$10.00 Adults $5.00 Seniors
- Buy Tickets HERE
Voyagers 2:43 directed by Ian Bertel — Music video celebrating the new Hotel Melby!
Woman in Motion 1:36:00 directed by Todd Thompson
Nichelle Nichols’ daunting task to launch a national blitz for NASA, recruiting 8,000 of the nations’ best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first Black, Asian, and Latino men and women to fly in space,
*After-party at the Hotel Melby — 8:15 pm
Friday, December 3
- International Program
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The Punishment 11:55 (UK) directed by Chris Sexton Fletcher — A grief-stricken father hunts down the boy responsible for the events which led to his son’s murder.
How to Fall in Love in a Brothel 11:00 (South Korea) directed by Sunhui Chang — Showing what is possible in life when two people happen to cross paths.
Anagnoresis 15:00 (Spain) directed by Arturo Dueas Herrero — A new doctor has just arrived at a nursing home, where he meets a patient tormented by a past which he cannot remember.
Tio 12:40 (Mexico) directed by Juan Medina — On his first day of work as a miner, Martin, a cocky teenager will learn the importance of rituals and respect for ancestors.
The Red Feather 23:33 (China) directed by Axin Zhou — Two problem youths kill a man by mistake while fighting. His wife recounts years of domestic violence and suggests faking the murder scene.
Forced to Bend 6:00 (Germany) directed by Astrid Schaefer — After serving a prison sentence, the protagonist meets his friends and his mother again.
A Promise -A Short Film 6:48 (UAE) directed by Tarun Sardana — Love is a promise. A promise of always being there.
The “Non-Love” Story 3:36 (Australia) directed by Jennifer Gareski — An awkward young man tests out his newest invention to attempt to break up with his erratic girlfriend.
Grave Hands 21:18 (Vietnam) directed by Aaron Inman — A Vietnamese man makes a deal with God to safely deliver his newborn son. In return, he devotes his entire life to collecting fetuses from the local hospitals and burying them on his property.
Mother Earth 3:18 (India) directed by Pratheek Shetty — A music video celebrating the beauty of nature, and co-existence.
Origin of Man 13:00 (Norway) directed by Pjotr Sapegin — A story about how humans are immigrants from another place, a planet square as a box.
The Balcony 10:00 (Ukraine) directed by Sergei Tymchenko
Miles and Kilometers 2:06 (Japan) directed by Sonali Gulati — A lingering haiku poem of migration, separation, dislocation, and exile.
Comedy Program featuring comedian Lisa Corrao
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Socially Distanced Cinema 7:58 directed by Brendan Jackson Rogers — Your favorite movies…but with SOCIAL DISTANCING!
Rocking the unemployment Line 2:41 directed by Oksana Pryshchepa — A sexy and irreverent ride through the life of an unemployed superstud.
Scene Riff! Or Quarantined with a Green Screen 10:29 directed by Brendan Jackson Rogers — Driven a bit stir crazy by the pandemic, three filmmakers quarantined with their green screen explore the infinite possibilities of classic movie scenes.
The Unemployed Mermaid 3:25 directed by Brendan Jackson Rogers — Ariel, the little mermaid, tries desperately to get unemployment benefits in Florida… good luck.
Action Space News 10:00 directed by Lear Bunda — Your friendly correspondent reports on all space happenings.
Spy Guys 7:35 directed by T.L. Westgate — Just a couple of guys, who are spies, doing the spy thing.
Fright Night Friday Fright Night
- 9:00 pm
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Drop Bear 5:22 directed by Adam Lawes — Wayne is forced to work late. Little does he know he has some company.
The Future is Bright 4:56 directed by Israel Bannister — A truck driver gets harassed by a drone.
Koreatown Ghost Story 14:52 directed by Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum — In this supernatural horror tale starring Margaret Cho, a woman entertains a macabre marriage offer that would let her pursue her dreams, for better or for much much worse.
Don’t Go Upstairs 1:00 directed by Steven Shea — Seriously, don’tgo upstairs. Starring Dia Frampton and Khalif Boyd.
An Absurd Night 9:51 directed by Dell Beckman — A serial killer is on the loose but what if they came across another serial killer on the same night?
Little Z 12:44 directed by Chris Ballinger — When a by-the-book small-town deputy marries the love of his life, he must try to find common ground with his new wife’s preteen zombie daughter.
Big Mug 8:59 directed by Cody Millett — A coffee addict meets their favorite internet celebrity.
Parasomnia 3:10 directed by Kalev Carrow & Michael Howell — On a restless night, a would-be dreamer is haunted by unshakable regrets.
Dark Passage 1:00 directed by Roshni “Rush” Bhatia — A part time driver’s last ride of the night may be the last ride of his life.
The Art of Death 3:00 directed by — Tristan Wauchope. After her mother’s passing, a young woman revisits one of her prized possessions.
Ghostbusters:Reanimated 8:00 — Two Columbia students and Ghostbusters super fans score a jar of actual slime and accidentally unleash something that hasn’t been seen in decades.
Little Miseries 18:52 directed by Dia Taylor — A woman pulls her husband through the end of the world.
Jail Bait 8:00 directed by Sophie Gonzalez & Dale Metz — A young girl arranges to meet a stranger. Things don’t go according to plan.
Contingencies 15:31 directed by Lon & Shannon Nease — A struggling couple seeks a fresh start by buying a new home but everything changes upon discovering a secret that lies within.
Saturday, December 4th
Florida Filmmakers Matinee
- 9:00 am
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Giving Me Something 3:22 directed by Mike L. Germaine — Why do we remember a handful of things growing up? Giving me something is a music video about positive and negative life events that shape us to become who we are.
Nick Lazer in Codex Cube 5:20 directed by Archangel Delapaz — Our hero, Nick Lazer and her trusty sidekick go into the starship Aragon to retrieve the CODEX Cube.
A Reckoning 10:11 directed by Dale Metz — Seeking the magic in friendship.
Entwined 14:05 directed by Dale Griffiths Stamos — Two people in their sixties find themselves standing in front of the same painting at a gallery.
On the third day of an international manhunt 13:20 directed by Costa Karalis — A neat and tidy numismatist seeks to put his collection back in order while a man guilty of the worst crimes imaginable approaches his hometown.
Cook is in the Kitchen 2:57 directed by Mike L. Germaine — A music video.
Dream Operator 7:30 directed by Bretton A. Miller — Going through his daily motions, a weary Dream Operator, a person inside our heads who constructs our dreams, is suddenly confronted by a rogue creation.
The Ranger 8:00 directed by Danielle J. Bowman — In the 1800’s, a grizzled, trail-worn Texas Ranger crosses paths with a mysterious young girl.
Ocean’s Eyes 10:40 directed by Ian Bertel — A surfer discovers a lost gun outside his home and, because of his secrets, he can’t alert the authorities before others come snooping.
Anja: Paved Roads 2:54 directed by Mike L. Germaine — A music video about a young woman confronted by the crossroads of life and figuring out which path to choose.
Indolence 14:26 directed by Derek Hernandez — A young man struggles to find motivation to do his job throughout the course of a weekend.
Subjugated 9:00 directed by Sue Dontell — The act of bringing under domination or control. Elephants have been subjugated by man for centuries.
The Last Picture Show: Rene Griffith and the Foosaner Art Museum 14:29 directed by Eric Emerick — Showcasing local artist Rene Griffith, her artwork, and her exhibition at the last showing of the Foosaner Art Museum.
Father’s Time 17:09 directed by Ashton Kristopher Bracciodieta — How far would you go to save someone?
The Muse 3:32 directed by Julianna Lee White — An artist encounters his muse in the surreal realm of his imagination.
Betrayed 10:00 directed by Dale C Metz — A young woman struggles to lead a discrete life but the agency who saved her from terminal cancer expects more.
Filmmakers Roundtable Q&A
- 1:30 pm
Your chance to find out what inspired MIFF’s filmmakers.
Honoring Eddy Fischer
A tribute to one of MIFF’s brightest stars Eddy Fischer, of Robin and Eddy (a folk duo) and Robin and Eddy and The Secrets, who passed away in August. Eddy and Robin have been a huge part of every MIFF festival, participating for over twenty years.
Crafted directed by Craig Chapman
- 2:45 pm
A new episode of this series about the best things in life: food, drink, family, and friends.
Red carpet Reception
- 6 pm
A traditional Hollywood style red carpet event, including a special presentation by Turner Talent
VIP Program and Awards
- 7 pm
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Snack Panic 1:43 directed by Randall Allen –Short comedy about snack food shortcomings.
Shark Baby 2:00 directed and animated by Steven Shea — When granted the miracle of conception, a Mother discovers the true essence of existence.
Guard Dog 3:09 directed by Brendan Jackson Rogers — A dog owner becomes more and more annoyed over her dog’s excessive barking.
Mr. Theme Music 19:05 directed by Jason Land — A struggling musician, trying to build his business of playing theme music for your day, gets hired by the wrong client.
Back By Popular Demand 4:46 directed by Flo Logan — Music Video — The first song on the soundtrack of the feature film, Back By Popular Demand.
Blows featuring Chase Ryland 4:36 — A new music video where a young working man deals with heartache.
The Gate 4:16 directed Kino Jin — Gender-less children are raised inside the walls of a rigid city. At the age of 12, the children are forced to become adults and give up their emotions and memories.
I Put A Spell On You featuring William Shatner 5:00 directed by Balázs Gróf — Animated music video of the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins classic!
Forty Years from Now 19:25 directed by John Manna — Forty years after graduation, three High School friends reunite to fulfill a pact to dig up a coffee can they buried containing predictions and secrets written by their younger selves.
Tie up Loose Ends-
- Wheel of Fortunes co-directed by Kelli Turner and Vic Patterson.
- Wheel of Fortunes directed by Michael Wheeldon.
- Wheel of Fortunes directed by Eric Emerick
After-party and Awards next door, at Hemingway’s Tavern.
- 9 pm
- Featuring Rockstar Karaoke Entertainment
- Special appearance by Chase Ryland.
*Treats will be available, but dine on your own.