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Auslan Interpreted

Auslan is the sign language of the Australian Deaf community. To assist the Deaf Community in engaging with MIFF's program of film and events, Auslan Interpreters will be present at a selection of Special Events during the festival.  There will also be Volunteer Auslan Ushers present who will be responsible for assisting patrons who have accessibility requirements. These events are:

In Conversation with Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton, acclaimed actor, writer and producer, talks about his body of work - from Blue Tongue to Baz Luhrmann, Star Wars to star turns in Zero Dark Thirty - in the lead up to his role in Matthew Saville's anticipated MIFF Closing Night selection Felony, also scripted by Edgerton.

Saturday 16 August, 4pm–5pm

The Wheeler Centre 0868

$19* full / $18* concession / $17* MIFF members


Catherine Breillat: Directing Masterclass

At the Movies’ Margaret Pomeranz talks to revered French auteur Catherine Breillat (Sex is Comedy, MIFF 02, Romance, MIFF 99) about confronting yourself on film in her latest and most uncompromising work, Abuse of Weakness.

Friday 8 August, 7.30pm–8.30pm

The Wheeler Centre 0438

$17* full / $16* concession / $15* MIFF Members


In Country, In Conversation: Rolf de Heer and Molly Reynolds

Journalist Sandy George talks to esteemed Australian auteurs Rolf de Heer and Molly Reynolds around crossing cultures and the extraordinary culmination of their ‘Charlie’s Country’ indigenous suite of projects.

Friday 8 August, 5.30pm–6.30pm

The Wheeler Centre 0428

$10* full / $9* concession / $8* MIFF members


On the completing of German Concentration Camps Factual Survey

Co-presented with the National Film and Sound Archive

Michael Loebenstein (CEO National Film and Sound Archive of Australia) examines the implications of the reconstruction of one of the 20th century's most notorious documentary films. How can we contextualise the atrocities filmed seven decades ago, and situate this landmark documentary in its historical context, and in memory culture at large? With Toby Haggith, Senior Curator Imperial War Museums (London), Rabbi Aviva Kipen, multi-award winning journalist Thom Cookes, and Helen Lewis, author and daughter of armed forces cameraman Mike Lewis who filmed at the Belsen concentration camp. 

Sunday 10 August, 1.30pm-3pm

The Wheeler Centre 0548

This is a free event


To ensure the most suitable viewing seats are reserved please book through the Box Office. The Box Office can be contacted by email, phone 03 9662 3722.


Open Caption

To assist patrons who are Deaf or hard of hearing engage with MIFF's program, there will be screenings of certain film with Open Captions available.


Tony Ayres (Tim Winton's The Turning, MIFF 2013; The Slap, MIFF 2011) directs his first feature film since The Home Song Stories (MIFF 2007): a psychologically powered crime thriller set in mid-70s suburban Australia.

"I've been passionate about making Cut Snake for many years now. For me, it's the combination of it being a thriller and a relationship drama which makes it so exciting." – Tony Ayres

World Premiere

Saturday 9 August, 7pm

Hoyts 6 - 0509

$65 full / $60 concession


Sunday 17 August, 1.30pm

Kino 1 - 5901

$19 full / $16 concession


MIFF Premiere Fund – Paper Planes

MIFF recommends 8+

Supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Paper Planes is a magical new World Premiere from writer/director Robert Connolly (Tim Winton's The Turning, MIFF 2013). Featuring a cast of Australia's finest, including Sam Worthington, Deborah Mailman and David Wenham, and introducing Ed Oxenbould, this is a modern tale of friendship and family and the joy of learning to spread one's wings.

Saturday 16 August, 11am

Treasury - 7841

$19 full / $16 concession


MIFF Premiere Fund – My Mistress

Unclassified 18+

AFI Award-winning actor Harrison Gilbertson (Tim Winton's The Turning, MIFF 2013) stars alongside acclaimed French actress Emmanuelle Béart in this unconventional and provocative love story in which an infatuation between the vulnerable teenage romantic Charlie and S&M mistress Maggie soon becomes something more dangerous.

World Premiere

Sunday 17 August, 6.30pm

Kino 1 - 5921

$19 full / $16 concession



Unclassified 18+

Premiering to glowing reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, Felony is tautly written by Animal Kingdom actor Joel Edgerton, who stars alongside Tom Wilkinson, Jai Courtney and Melissa George. Director Matthew Saville's (The Slap, MIFF 2011; Roy Hollsdotter Live, MIFF 2003) feature follow-up to NoiseFelony abounds with moral conundrums, unexpected developments and gripping suspense.

"In its sober contemplation of the ripple effect of a single bad decision, Edgerton's screenplay … weighs questions of culpability, loyalty and personal and professional integrity with focused intelligence." – Hollywood Reporter

Saturday 16 August, 7pm

Hoyts 3 - 0999

$95 full / $90 concession


To ensure the most suitable viewing seats are reserved please book through the Box Office. The Box Office can be contacted by email, phone 03 9662 3722.


Rear Window Captioning

IMAX Melbourne use a captioning system known as rear window captioning, or RWC, which consists of an LED screen mounted at the back of the theatre that scrolls captions in mirror reverse. For more information on this system please email or phone 03 9662 3722.

Jerusalem 3D

Unclassified 18+

Filmed for the first time in 3D and specifically for the giant screen, Jerusalem takes viewers inside one of the world's most ancient and important cities. Spiritually significant to Christianity, Judaism and Islam, and subsequently one of the holiest, and most contested, pockets of land on the globe, Jerusalem is also a World Heritage site full of extraordinary architecture and exquisite art. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, and deliberately apolitical, Jerusalem is an exploration of the city's greatest mysteries, and an investigation into the roots of its universal appeal.

Sunday 3 August, 12pm

IMAX Melbourne - 0157

$19 full / $16 concession


Wednesday 6 August, 6.30pm

IMAX Melbourne - 0337

$19 full / $16 concession



Silent Films

The following screenings are films that have no dialogue. They may include some intertitles with text at times. MIFF recommends these screenings to assist the Deaf Community in engaging with MIFF's program of film and events. There will be Volunteer Auslan Ushers present who will be responsible for assisting patrons who have accessibility requirements.

Epic of Everest

Unclassified 18+

In 1924, mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine set out to conquer Everest. It was their third attempt, and their last: they disappeared on the ascent, sparking an as-yet unanswered debate over whether or not they reached the summit. With them on the expedition was Captain John Noel, whose official film of their exploits has now been restored by the British Film Institute. Epic of Everest is not only a moving tribute to the mountain and those who live and die on her, it's also an exhilarating tale of bravery and sacrifice.

"Epic of Everest deserves its place as an invaluable time capsule of a bygone era, but also as one of the first great nature documentaries and a testament to Earth's fearsome beauty." – Twitch

Sunday 3 August, 11am

ACMI 2 - 4151

$19 full / $16 concession


Wednesday 13 August, 6.30pm

KINO 1 - 5711

$19 full / $16 concession



Unclassified 18+

Ella is a beautiful woman who is blissfully married to the muscle-ridden Jake. But when Jake is presented with falsified evidence that Ella is cheating on him, he leaves her. What follows is a series of mutual retaliations with fantastical twists, as the two take surreal revenge upon one another. Legendary cult animator Bill Plympton (Idiots and Angels, MIFF 2008; Mutant Aliens, MIFF 2001) is a perennial MIFF favourite, with his hand-drawn anarchic style instantly recognisable on the indie animation scene. The Oscar-nominated director is perhaps best known for his Plymptoons shorts; he's also animated Kanye West's Heard 'Em Say video, and has been invited to create "couch gags" for The Simpsons on three occasions.

"Inherently absurd and bewilderingly surreal … this is a sweet and unforgettable piece of animation." – Criterion Cast

Friday 1 August, 6.45pm

ACMI 1 - 4151

$19 full / $16 concession


Sunday 10 August, 9pm

ACMI 1 - 5711

$19 full / $16 concession


Saturday 16 August, 6:30pm

KINO 1 - 5711

$19 full / $16 concession