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Benjamin

Benjamin

Despairing of his second feature, British filmmaker Benjamin (Merlin’s Colin Morgan) quickly falls for singer ...
Alice

Alice

Alice, abruptly discovering that her life savings were depleted by her husband’s use of escort ...
Greener Grass

Greener Grass

An appropriately bizarre addition to this year’s Sydney Underground Film Festival, Greener Grass wants you ...
The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense

They’re men! Men in belts, tight belts! They roam around the dojo looking for fights! ...
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Experience new technology in classic Melbourne heritage spaces. Are you a VR maker or creator? Share your work with eager audiences by submitting to MIFF 2020. Submit now during the February submissions window to access a discounted rate. Image: The Waiting Room (MIFF 2019), presented in partnership with Arts House
Dreaming of MIFF 2020? In time for Valentine's Day, our new Share Pass gives you 12 standard festival sessions that you can share with up to 4 people per session. The 69th Melbourne International Film Festival runs from 6-23 August. Get yours now on our website or app Image: Norwegian Wood (MIFF 2011)
Are you getting into the groove for MIFF 2020? In time for Valentine's Day: get your Gift Vouchers, Mini Passes and Share Passes for the 69th Melbourne International Film Festival now. Available through our website or app Image: The Tango Lesson (MIFF 1998, MIFF 2017)
Share something sweet this Valentine's Day. With our new Share Pass, you get 12 standard festival sessions that you can share with up to 4 friends per session come festival time. Get yours now on our website or app Image: Paterson (MIFF 2016)
WIN tickets to H is for Happiness, in cinemas now! Based on the young adult novel My Life As An Alphabet, the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported H is for Happiness follows Candice Phee, an unflinchingly honest and optimistic 12 year-old who is determined to bring her dysfunctional family back from the brink. Her exploits will inspire and delight anyone who has faced the trials of adolescence and the heartbreak of family tragedy. For your chance to win tag a friend who makes you happy🌞
From MIFF Shorts Awards winner to The Academy Awards, follow in the footsteps of the Oscar-nominated short film Daughter (MIFF 2019) by submitting your animated film to MIFF 2020. For full submissions regulations, FAQs, and to submit your film visit → miff.com.au/submissions Submit by 31 January to access a discounted rate!
Want to bring your friends to MIFF? Our new Share Pass provides you with 12 sessions for any standard film session or selected talks that can be split with up to four people. Get the best value for you and your mates at MIFF 2020. Passes available now → http://miff.com.au/tickets Image: Matthias & Maxime (MIFF 2019)
Venture into the realm of VR for MIFF 2020. If you've made a virtual reality work, we want to see it! To find out how to submit your project for consideration visit → miff.com.au/submissions Submit by 31 January to access a discounted rate. Image: MIFF 2018 VR submission Thalu: Dreamtime is Now
Share the gift of film at MIFF 2020. Our new Share Pass can be split with up to four people for any individual film session or selected talks. That means you can book 2 people into 6 sessions, 3 people into 4 sessions, 4 people into 3 sessions or any combination that suits you and yours. Get passes now → http://miff.com.au/tickets Image: Benjamin (MIFF 2019)
Along with our screening of the NFSA - National Film and Sound Archive of Australia digital restoration of Bruce Beresford's 1991 Australian/Canadian co-production Black Robe at MIFF 2019, Bruce joined us for a one-hour conversation about his extraordinary career. Watch the full conversation, moderated by Philippa Hawker, now on the MIFF Blog → http://miff.com.au/blog Photo by Zan Wimberley
The January submissions period is open now! If you've made a feature length narrative or documentary film, short film or VR work, we want to see it. Submit your project during the January submissions window to access a discounted rate. Find out more → http://miff.com.au/submissions Image: Lucretia Martel directing Zama (MIFF 2018)
"Nothing compares to really being part of something bigger than your film itself in a curated atmosphere" FilmInk chats to Executive Producer of the MIFF Premiere Fund Mark Woods about its record seven film slate for 2019, the current landscape for Australian film distribution, and what's in store for the MIFF Premiere Fund in 2020! Find out more → https://www.filmink.com.au/mark-woods-bringing-people-together/ Image: Measure for Measure (MIFF 2019)