Line-Up by Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine

We are pleased to announce that local artists and long-time collaborators Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine have been awarded the inaugural MIFF XR Commission, supported and developed by artist and philanthropist Ling Ang, who has gifted a grant of $80,000.

Knowles and Sowerwine have written, directed and animated Line-Up, a series of augmented reality (AR) experiences celebrating the energy, connection and intimacy of the MIFF queue – a hallowed space where the film community interacts in fevered anticipation during the festival.

A key project within MIFF’s 70th-anniversary program, Line-Up introduces audiences to animated cinema-goers who take the form of fruit bats – Melbourne’s beloved creatures of the night, which flock deliberately into the skies in parallel with the nocturnal rhythms of MIFF audiences.

The Melbourne International Film Festival presents the inaugural MIFF XR Commission.

Line-Up is supported and made possible via an $80,000 grant from artist and philanthropist Ling Ang.

Written, directed and animated by Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine.

A Film Camp production in association with Art Processors.

Image: Van Sowerwine and Isobel Knowles (photo by Kristoffer Paulsen and the artists)

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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