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2016 Submissions

We want you! Film submissions are now open for the 65th MIFF in 2016. Make sure your film is considered for the festival program. Read the FAQ and check all the regulations

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2016 Gift Vouchers on Sale Now

Purchase a MIFF Gift Voucher online and instantly receive a printable PDF Gift Voucher. Valid for redeeming against MIFF passes, tickets and MIFF membership, a MIFF Gift Voucher is a beautiful way to give the gift of unforgettable cinema!

Talking Pictures Podcast | Series 2, Episode 2

Welcome to the next series of MIFF's Talking Pictures podcast! Find us on our iTunes page or subscribe to Widescreen, where new episodes will be launched. The latest episode is Lights, Camera, Action: Film & Social Impact, featuring documentarians Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos (Racing Extinction), George Gittoes (Snow Monkey), NIck Batzias (That Sugar Film), Susan Lambert (Tyke Elephant Outlaw) and moderator Malinda Wink.

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Premiere Fund-supported Putuparri wins $100,000 prize

Just weeks after garnering critical acclaim during its world premiere season at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Putuparri and the Rainmakers has won the $100,000 Film Prize during its MIFF Premiere Fund presentation at Western Australia's Cinefest Oz.

Putuparri and the Rainmakers had a story and characters that were so compelling and emotionally engaging,” said actor, and Cinefest Jury Chair, David Wenham. “This story was told in such a way that it reinforced the power of cinema to entertain, touch us deeply and stay with us forever.” Read the full story here.

MIFF 2015 Talking Pictures Videos

If you missed any of our Talking Pictures events for 2015, or if you want to relive the ones you loved, visit the MIFF 2015 Talking Pictures Videos page. See the full David Gulpilil conversation with Margaret Pomeranz and Clickbait Criticism panel discussion, and excerpts from all other sessions we recorded.

MIFF People's Choice Award Winners!

The results are in: the winners of the MIFF People's Choice Awards, presented by Foxtel Movies, are Song of the Sea(Best Feature) and Graceful Girls (Best Documentary). Congratulations to all the winners in the Top 20!

MIFF Membership

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.

MIFF on iTunes

Missed it at MIFF? Find it in the MIFF iTunes Super Store! Titles from 2012-2015 are up now, with more to come soon.

MIFF 2015 is now ended

The 64th Melbourne International Film Festival ran from 30 July-16 August 2015. You can still browse the program and enjoy the photo galleries or video highlights. Dates for the 65th MIFF in 2016 will be announced soon. Get all the MIFF information you need delivered straight to your inbox by signing up to the eNews Widescreen.

December MIFF Members' Screening

Our MIFF Members' screening for December is The Bélier Family, thanks to our friends at Palace Cinemas Como.

A captivating new star is born in The Bélier Family, France's fabulous, heart-felt comedy hit about a young girl whose close bond to her beloved family is challenged by the discovery of an extraordinary talent for music. The film releases in cinemas of Boxing Day, but MIFF is hosting an exclusive preview!

6.30pm, Tuesday 8 December
Palace Cinema Como, South Yarra


2015 Photo Galleries

#MIFF2015 is over but the memories – and the photos – live on! Now live are galleries of events across the festival, including the three big Galas, MIFF Premiere Fund World Premieres, Surprise Screenings, Talking Pictures panels and guests, and scenes from the Festival Lounge. 


MIFF 2015 Program Guide

Looking for a digital version of the MIFF 2015 program guide? Click here.