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MIFF Premiere Showcase

The Melbourne International Film Festival welcomes the return of a MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. In August and September, the MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weekend screenings throughout Victoria, showcasing MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Australian films, including the Australian Premeire of Kriv Stenders' (Red Dog, MIFF 2011) new film Kill Me Three Times, screening in Geelong, 14 September; and Sorrento, 21 September.

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MIFF 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 Premiere Showcase

Fresh from screening at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, Galore is a film about four teens navigating the flashpoint of adolescent relationships. Starring Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow When the War Began), Lily Sullivan (Mental), Maya Stange (Garage Days), Oscar Redding (Van Diemen's Land), Toby Wallace and newcomer Aliki Matangi, it screens in Bendigo, 7 September.

MIFF Premiere Showcase

Award-winning actor Harrison Gilbertson stars alongside acclaimed French actress Emmanuelle Béart in My Mistress, an unconventional, provocative love story. Screening in Bendigo, 6 September; Geelong, 13 September; and Sorrento, 20 September.

MIFF Premiere Showcase

Inspired by a real-life Russian forger, The Legend Maker is a taut, engrossing story about the disposable, desperate underbelly of society, screening in Bendigo, 6 September; Geelong, 13 September; and Sorrento, 20 September.

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MIFF Premiere Showcase

Directed by Tony Ayres (Tim Winton's The Turning), Cut Snake is a psychologically powered crime thriller set in mid-70s suburban Australia, starring Alex Russell, Jessica De Gouw and Sullivan Stapleton. Screening in Bendigo, 5 September; Geelong, 12 September; and Sorrento, 19 September.

MIFF Premiere Showcase

Paper Planes is a magical new family film from writer/director Robert Connolly (Tim Winton's The Turning, MIFF 2013).  This is a modern tale of friendship and family and the joy of learning to spread one's wings, screening exclusively in Geelong, 14 September ahead of the film's national release in January 2015. Don't miss out!

MIFF Premiere Showcase

Featuring an astounding line-up of interviewees – including Richard Chamberlain, Dolph Lundgren, Tobe Hooper and many more – Electric Boogaloo: the Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films is a loving tribute to one of Hollywoo'ds most notorious movie houses. Screening in Bendigo, 7 September; and Sorrento, 21 September.

MIFF 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.

Critics Campus

MIFF is proud to launch its inaugural Critics Campus, an intensive seven-day lab that enables emerging Australian film critics to develop their skills in a live festival setting. Read particpants' MIFF 2014 coverage.

MIFF Members' Screenings

MIFF Members' screenings will return in October. You can join our marvelous MIFF Membership program at any time. The benefits year-round stack up, and of course, during the festival you'll receive privileges (hello, priority queuing) and 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.