Thank You For Smoking, which releasesin
Director Jason Reitman and his long-time producing partner Daniel Dubieckiwere guests of the event with Dubiecki, whose father is Australian, exploringAustralian opportunities while in the country.
The top five MIFF films according to audience votes are a diverse bunchwith Bong Joon-ho's The Host, fromSouth Korea, running second, and Jafar Panahi's Offside, from Iran, third. The festival, which is
Ken Loach's The Wind That ShakesThe Barley from the UK/Ireland and veteran
On the documentary front, the
About A$1.25 million tickets were sold this year, a five per centincrease on the previous and this equated to a record 180,000 attendances.There were 57 sell-out sessions during the three-week event.