MIFF relies on the support and engagement of our dedicated volunteers, who become the face of the festival. Volunteers assist with queue management, ticket scanning, cinema ushering and general enquiries from patrons and general public. Applications are now open until Sunday 21 June. To apply, visit our Volunteers page.
After a successful launch in 2014, MIFF is proud to open the call for applications to its second edition of Critics Campus, an intensive five-day lab that enables emerging Australian film critics to develop their skills in a live festival setting. Critics Campus will take place during the festival’s 64th edition, 30 July–16 August 2015.
We are currently recruiting for casual Front of House managers and ushers, as well as for casual Box Office staff, for the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival, taking place between 30 July–16 August 2015. For more information, go to our Employment page.
With the announcement of the Next Gen program, this year's MIFF is tantalisingly within reach! Get your iCal out, here's the key dates:
First Glance: Tuesday 26 May – highlights from the full program revealed
Program Launch: Tuesday 7 July – the full program is unleashed
Members' Pre-sale: Wed 8 + Thur 9 July – MIFF Members only can book tickets
Tickets on sale: Friday 10 July – print program is available, inserted into copies of The Age, and ticket sales open up to the general public
Festival dates: 30 July–16 August 2015
MIFF presents a special screening of Partisan, at 6.30pm on Thursday 28 May at Kino Cinemas. The debut feature film from MIFF Accelerator alumnus Ariel Kleiman, Partisan is about Alexander, a kid like any other: playful, curious and naive. He’s also a trained assassin. Raised in a hidden paradise, Alexander has grown up seeing the world through the eyes of his father, Gregori (Vincent Cassel). As Alexander begins to think for himself, creeping fears take shape and Gregori’s idyllic world unravels.
In a MIFF exclusive, Kleiman will be in attendance for an in-conversation with MIFF Artistic Director, Michelle Carey. The screening is open to all; $16 tickets can be purchased through the Palace Cinemas website (just make sure to select the MIFF Member option).
Become a MIFF Member today and start enjoying the benefits instantly! From free monthly preview screenings to cinema partner discounts, plus festival privileges (hello, priority queueing) 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. Become a Member before 17 August and you'll receive a bonus $5 Readings voucher!
Our next free MIFF Members' Screening is Far From the Madding Crowd on Sunday 14 June, 10am at The Sun Theatre, Yarraville.
For the first time, the Comedy Theatre will be a venue at MIFF. This grand theatre, built in 1928, is full of character and will add to the delight of seeing films on the big screen.
We're also excited to reveal that Treasury Theatre has undergone a renovation and is looking deluxe!
Our six Melbourne CBD screening venues for 2015 are:
#MIFF2015 is here! Our very first program announcement is Next Gen – thought provoking, rich cinema experiences about growing up and being young, seen through the lens of fascinating international cultures. School bookings are now open, and general public session tickets will be available from Friday 10 July.
An uncensored look at the lives of three 14-year-old girls navigating friendships, sex, partying, bullying and shaming, Being 14 is an important film about self-respect and respecting others.
Gayby Baby director Maya Newell (pictured) and a panel of special guests draw upon personal experiences and research in order to discuss what family means to young people.
A sweetly told coming-of-age story, Me Romantic Romani is a warm-hearted, timeless tale of young love, rebellion, culture-clash and the need to let children trace their own path in life.
Bold and bright, with a comic-book sensibility, Wonderful World End delves into issues concerning female friendship and the commodification of teenage identity.
#MIFF2015 runs from 30 July until 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!
MIFF Next Gen and NGV Education present Famiglia e amore: Italian Screen Culture and Visual Arts. A screening of Me Romantic Romani at the NGV will be accompanied by a gallery viewing exploring Italian visual culture and fascinating stories of love, family and relationships.
Partners in Crime delves into a dangerous world where real connections are fleeting, social media reigns and gossip can easily – and willingly – be mistaken for the truth.
A documentary both tough and touching, Spartacus & Cassandra tackles issues of homelessness and poverty, and shows the wisdom that can spring from living through hardship.
Based on a true story, The Spiderwebhouse is a challenging contemporary fairytale, blurring the line between reality and childhood fantasy.
A grippingly authentic tale of the choice between right and wrong, Mateo offers an impassioned message about the importance of community and the liberating power of art.
As marriage equality continues to inspire discussion around the world, Australian documentary Gayby Baby looks at the reality – not the rhetoric – of same-sex parenting.
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