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This year`s Melbourne International film festival will have some big names to hit the red carpet!

Gremnlins fans will he happy, because Hollywood legend, director Joe Dante (Gremlins, Rock ‘N’ Roll High School, The Howling, Piranha, Innerspace and Small Soldiers) , who will attend the festival for a special film tribute – Dante’s Inferno. Joe Dante will also present the Australian premiere of his very first film, 1968’s The Movie Orgy.

Entourage’s, Adrian Grenier,  will be in Melbourne to present his documentary, Teenage Paparazzo, on July 23. The film follows 13 year old paparazzo, Austin Visschedyk, as he hustles with men three times his age to capture photographs of the most ‘famous’ people in Los Angeles.

Originally hailing from Ballarat, Michael Rowe, will be a guest of the festival with his Camera d’Or winning film, Leap Year, one of 17 Cannes Film Festival films to screen at MIFF.  Other Cannes titles include Im Sang-soo’s The Housemaid, Sophie Fiennes’ Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, Jean-Luc Godard’s Film Socialisme and Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy starring Juliette Binoche.

This year’s festival will also feature a program of Indian films titled Not Quite Bollywood, with superstar Aamir Kahn will be in town on August 6 to present his film, Peepli Live at the Regent Theatre.

Other programs this year include First Encounters which showcases a range of films from first time filmmakers.

Another great feature of the program is Wild Things, a selection of films featuring animals as protagonists, like Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo which explores the ineffable mystery of Japan’s age-old love affair with insects.

After eighteen days of jam packed film events, the festival will close with the biopic on musician Ian Dury, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Ian Dury, played by Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, King Kong), was a hard-hitting punk rocker famous for his antics both on and off stage.

MIFF runs from July 22 to August 8.The full MIFF Program Guide will be available July 9 online and tickets will go on sale the same day. For more information, visit the festival website and watch this space for more on the line-up of films.