Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events

Melbourne (August 6-23, 2020)

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The MIFF 68½ program is now live! Encompassing 112 films – including 12 world premieres, 83 Australian premieres and 44 shorts – MIFF 68½ connects you to visions and places from all around the world. Explore the full program now → Tickets on sale Fri 17 Jul, MIFF Member pre-sale now open Streaming Australia-wide, 6–23 August Image: MIFF 68½ Closing Night Film, Ema
Central Australia’s answer to Buena Vista Social Club, the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported feature documentary The Song Keepers (MIFF 2017) tells the uplifting story of women from the world’s oldest culture preserving some of the world’s oldest sacred songs - and connecting Germany to Aboriginal history in the process. Showing on SBS On Demand until 11 July →
Become a Member now and access an exclusive pre-sale window and discount across all MIFF 68½ tickets! And don't forget, MIFF memberships purchased in 2020 will also be extended to be inclusive of MIFF 2021. So you'll be able to enjoy all your regular Member benefits at next year's festival too. Find out more →
For National Reconciliation Week 2020, we acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that came before us, and that all Australians now benefit from the efforts and contributions of people commited to reconciliation. By sharing and embracing stories of Indigenous peoples, histories and cultures, we work together towards reconciliation. Image: The Song Keepers (MIFF 2017)
Last chance! Applications close 31 May for MIFF's Critics Campus, running as part of our 68½ digital edition, with a full week of mentoring workshops, international guests and more. Apply now → Image: Critics Campus 2019 mentors and mentees, photo by D+T Photography
For National Volunteer Week we acknowledge the generous contribution of our MIFF volunteers, who play a fundamental role in bringing our festival to the people of Melbourne. Each year we continue to be humbled by the warmth, kindness and sense of community that our volunteers embody and share our with our festival patrons. Thank you MIFF vollies, we miss you!
Emerging critics! MIFF Critics Campus is running as part of the festival’s 68½ digital edition, with a full week of mentoring workshops, international guests and more. Applications close May 31. Apply now →
We are excited to announce MIFF 68½, a reimagined celebration of cinema online, featuring a suite of films and special events – all streamable from the safety of your home across MIFF’s original 2020 dates (6–23 August).⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ MIFF 68½’s curated program will feature a number of films intended for the 2020 festival alongside discovery highlights by emerging filmmakers. It will also include four shorts strands and the Shorts Awards, as well as virtual adaptations of our events, MIFF Talks and Critics Campus. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This digital showcase – the first in MIFF’s 68-year history – will be made available via ticketed access on a state-of-the-art streaming platform designed by Shift72. Make sure you join us for the full program launch on 14 July!
It is with sadness that the Board and Management of the Melbourne International Film Festival have taken the difficult decision to cancel MIFF 2020 owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For 68 years, MIFF has championed the power of film to educate, entertain and inspire humanity – and to document its experiences, especially during challenging times – so the unprecedented move to cancel the August 2020 festival, as well as 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator Lab, has not been taken lightly. MIFF is committed to the longevity and sustainability of the festival and will continue to provide compelling and community-building experiences for our audience and stakeholders into the future. And, in the absence of the festival this year, MIFF is considering other means of maintaining its engagement with audiences. We will share details as they become available. We look forward to bringing you the 69th Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2021.
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