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Gift Vouchers On Sale!

Give the gift of unforgettable cinema experiences! Gift Vouchers for MIFF 2017 are now available, and are delivered to you via email as a downloadable PDF. Perfect for last minute presents as well as being incredibly thoughtful - with over 300 films on offer at the 2017 festival, the gift voucher recipient will delight in selecting on what to spend their MIFF money.

2017 Festival Dates

The 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival dates are announced! We'll be waiting for you in the cinema from 3–20 August 2017. Until then:

Mini Passes now on sale

Treat yourself to an early MIFFmas present with a 2017 Mini Pass. Valid for 10 sessions (with a bonus 3 sessions before 5pm on weekdays), a Mini Pass is great value. Save money, and give yourself more sessions to really explore all that the festival has to offer, including ticketed Talking Pictures panels and discussions.

MIFF Member: $135 | Full: $160 | Concession: $145

Donate to MIFF

MIFF is a not-for-profit organisation, presenting an annual festival since 1952. We are one of the world's oldest film festivals, and a reflection of Melbourne's deep roots in film culture and passion for cinema. We invite you to donate to MIFF. Your donation makes a significant impact – with your support MIFF can deliver ambitious and distinctive artistic programming, ongoing operational innovation and create memorable big screen and festival community experiences. Donate now

2017 Film Submissions

Film submissions for MIFF 2017 are now open at the regular fee rate, until 16 February 2017. Filmmakers, this is your time to shine! Submit your film for consideration to be part of the 66th Melbourne International Film Festival. (Pictured: Mia Hansen-Løve, director of MIFF 2016's Things To Come).


2016 Festival Video Wraps

Check out our wrap videos from MIFF 2016! From the Official Wrap to Opening Night Gala (pictured above), Virtual Reality and Filmmaker Perspectives, relive all the amazing moments from this year's festival.

On the MIFF Blog

Find out what MIFF's globetrotting programmers have been up to, with blog posts from Barcelona's In-Edit Music Documentary Festival, and from Festival Sinema Australia Indonesia.

MIFF Membership

Keep the festival experience going throughout the year! MIFF members get in first all year – from invitations to free monthly preview screenings of the latest film releases to concession entry at our cinema partners, as well as festival benefits: priority entrypre-sale and ticket discounts. Find out more and sign up now.

MIFF Talking Pictures Podcast

In December's Talking Pictures podcast join host Genevieve Bailey and MIFF 2016 guests, directors David Farrier (Tickled), Robert Greene (Kate Plays Christine), Kim Snyder (Newtown) and Andrew Wiseman (On Richard’s Side) as they ask whether filmmakers can ever capture reality in documentary filmmaking. Subscribe to MIFF eNews to stay up to date with our monthly podcast series, or subscribe via iTunes!

December MIFF Members' Screening

Lion stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and David Whenham and adapted from the incredible true story A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly. Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometres across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Get in first all year-round with MIFF Membership. Become a Member now!

Subscribe to Widescreen eNews

Subscribe to MIFF eNews Widescreen because you want to get exclusive MIFF news and freebie giveaways straight to your inbox every month, and daily updates and insider news during the festival. Join the MIFF community!

MIFF on iTunes

Missed it at MIFF? Find it in the MIFF iTunes Super Store! Titles from 2012-2016 are up now, with more to come soon.

Looking for MIFF 2016 Program?

Want to refer to something from the MIFF 2016 program? View the program pages here, or scroll through the digital guide.

2016 Audience Award Winners

The results are in: the winners of the MIFF 2016 Audience Awards presented by Wander Victoria are My Life as a Courgette (Best Feature) and Zach's Ceremony (Best Documentary). Congratulations to all the winners – you can view the full Top 20 here.

2016 Photo Galleries

#MIFF2016 is over but the memories – and the photos – live on! Now live are galleries of events across the festival, including the four big Galas, MIFF Premiere Fund World Premieres, Special Screenings, Talking Pictures panels and guests, Virtual Reality, The Blackhearts Club and more!