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#MIFF2015 dates are locked in: 30 July-16 August 2015. Clear your diary for those 17 days! 2015 eMini Passes (valid for 10 peak time sessions, and 3 off-peak weekday sessions) are now on sale. MIFF members can also purchase the exclusive MIFF Passport, for entry to every single film session (excluding special events) at the 2015 festival. Book now!

Christmas x MIFF = MIFF Gift Voucher!

Christmas is coming – solve all your gift giving quandries with a MIFF Gift Voucher. Purchase online and instantly receive a printable PDF Gift Voucher. Valid for redeeming against MIFF eMini passes, certain special event tickets and MIFF membership, a MIFF Gift Voucher is a beautiful way to give the gift of unforgettable cinema!

MIFF SHORTS AT FED SQUARE

In the spirit of the season, MIFF presents acclaimed Australian short films on the Big Screen at Federation Square as part of the 2014 Spirit of the Square Outdoor Cinema program throughout December.

All selected from MIFF 2014, short features and documentaries screening are:

Building Bridges by Jessica Barclay Lawton
Love Song Devotions by Amanda Hood
There Is No Such Thing as a Jellyfish by Alena Lodkina
Junked by Gus Berger
Ror by Natalie Cunningham

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Showcasing the art of saying more with less, Shadow Electric Outdoor Cinema & Bar will present highlights from the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival Shorts program at selected feature screenings.

These short films are from highly regarded filmmakers from around the world, across documentary, narrative fiction and just plain weirdness (looking at you, The Dark, Kystle – Winner of MIFF Shorts Awards 2014 for Best Experimental Short Film).

MIFF Shorts will screen at the following Shadow Electric sessions: 

Tue 3 Feb Junked / WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL

Fri 30 Jan Amanda F---ing Palmer On the Rocks / PULP: A FILM ABOUT LIFE, DEATH & SUPERMARKETS

Thu 12 Feb Afronauts / THE CONGRESS

Wed 18 Feb Bath House / IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY

Sun 18 Jan Central Texas Barbecue / THE DIRTIES

Tue 24 Feb The Dark, Krystle / TWIN PEAKS - FIRE WALK WITH ME

MIFF Members' Screenings

MIFF Members' screenings in November include Cannes Palme d'Or winner Winter Sleep and much anticipation NZ feature The Dark Horse.

Join our marvelous MIFF Membership program, and start enjoying the benefits instantly! From free monthly preview screenings to cinema partner discounts, plus festival privileges (hello, priority queuing) and ticketing discounts, once you've been a MIFF Member, you won't want to go back! Read up on the benefits and become a MIFF Member.

Out 1 video essay series

Did you see the rare screening of the full 13 hours of Jacques Rivette's 1971 work Out 1: Noli Me Tangere at MIFF 2014? Check out the MIFF-commissioned video essay series in collaboration with MUBI, with contributions from international film critics including Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López, and Kevin B. Lee and Jonathan Rosenbaum. 

MIFF on iTunes

Missed it at MIFF? Find it in the MIFF iTunes Super Store! Titles from 2012-2014 are up now, with more to come soon.

Talking Pictures 2014

Catch up with one of the most interesting Talking Pictures panels at MIFF 2014: To Make or Break - Do Critics Matter? with a video excerpt of the panel discussion from The Wheeler Centre on Saturday 9 August 2014. Featuring a panel of experts - moderator and journalist Tom Ryan, the Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney, Margaret Pomeranz (ABC's At the Movies), Karl Quinn (National Film Editor,The Age), Joel Pearlman (Managing Director, Roadshow Films) and revered Australian director Fred Schepisi (The Eye of the Storm, MIFF 2011) this event is a companion to the Critics Campus initiative launched at MIFF 2014.

Critics Campus

MIFF's inaugural Critics Campus was held during the 2014 festival. An intensive seven-day lab for emerging Australian film critics to develop their skills in a live festival setting, the event was an inspiring and invigorating experience for participants and mentors alike. Read all the Critics Campus coverage of MIFF 2014.

2014 MIFF Program Archive

Click here to access an archived version of the 2014 MIFF Program.

MIFF 2014 People's Choice Award Winners

After a very close ballot, the results are in: the winners of the MIFF People's Choice Awards, presented by Foxtel Movies, are: Boyhood (Best Feature) and Jalanan (Best Documentary). Congratulations to both films, and all the films in the top 20.

MIFF Archive

Explore the history of MIFF, one of the world's oldest film festivals, in our archive that stretches back to 1952.

MIFF 2014 Shorts Awards Winners

Winner of the Film Victoria Erwin Rado Award for Best Australian Short Film, Grey Bull screened as part of the Accelerator 2 program of short films. See all the Shorts Awards winners here.