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Mia Falstein-Rush

Melbourne International Film Festival

Mia Falstein-Rush is a film programmer, talks curator, and event producer who currently lives and works on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Eastern Kulin Nation in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia).

Immersed in the Australian film scene for over a decade, she spearheaded Seen & Heard Melbourne at ACMI, a film festival dedicated to screening the works of women and non-binary filmmakers. Mia was subsequently nominated as a Young Social Pioneer by the Foundation for Young Australians, winning the Arts stream with her pitch for a digital platform to promote the works of diverse filmmakers.

Mia has since lent her programming and production experience to other film organisations across the east coast of Australia, such as Sydney Film Festival, the Human Rights and Arts Film Festival, and Stranger With My Face International Film Festival. Currently appointed Program Manager for the Melbourne International Film Festival, Mia leads the short film and extended reality programming.

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Events featuring Mia Falstein-Rush
Events featuring Mia Falstein-Rush