The Melbourne International Film Festival has revealed the lineup for this year’s Next Gen program – featuring entertaining and challenging cinema aimed at a younger audience. Highlights include I Declare War, the Audience Award recipient at Fantastic Fest; Palme d’Or winner Laurent Cantet’s Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang; Sundance Film Festival-selected Valentine Road; Sydney Film Festival picks Approved for Adoption, Touch of the Light, and What Richard Did, as well as other animated features The Day of the Crows and Moon Man, and the Best Canadian First Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, Blackbird.
This is another excellent Next Gen lineup, with a wealth of options available to schools, families and community groups. The Melbourne International Film Festival takes place between the 25th of July and the 11th of August, and you can read the full Next Gen program below!
Approved for Adoption | dir. Laurent Boileau, Jung | FRA/BEL
A Werewolf Boy | dir. Jo Sung-hee | KOR
Bekas | dir. Barzan Kader | SWE/FIN/IRQ
Blackbird | dir. Jason Buxton | CAN
Capturing Dad | dir. Ryota Hirakata | JPN
Day of the Crows | dir. Jean Christophe Dessaint | FRA/BEL/CAN
Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang | dir. Laurent Cantet | FRA/CAN
I Declare War | dir. Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson | CAN
Moon Man | dir. Stephan Schesch | GER/FRA/IRL
Patty’s Catchup | dir. Tina von Traben | GER
Touch of the Light | dir. Chang Jung-chi | TPE/HKG
Valentine Road | dir. Marta Cunningham | USA
What Richard Did | dir. Lenny Abrahamson | IRL
What do you think of the Next Gen lineup?