Festival Archive 1952-2019

The MIFF online archive contains 68 past editions of the festival (1952–2019) for you to browse or search through. We hope the archive will be a resource used by festival goers, film lovers, students, historians and whoever else would like to learn more about the types of films MIFF has screened over the years, or to track the trajectory of the festival’s curatorship, its directors and its scope.

Search options currently include: ‘Festival Year’, ‘Film Title’, ‘Director’ and ‘Country’.

A big thank you to our MIFF volunteers and partners who have helped make this archive possible.

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. With over 12,000 film synopses and more than 9000 directors’ names, there may appear a few typos here and there as our database comes to terms with special characters (my, there was a huge amount of Eastern European cinema screened at the festival back in the 60s!) and other items that need manual tweaking. Similarly, sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are slowly filling these in with further research. 

MIFF 1995

Festival Program
100 feature films and 171 short films were screened from 8 June to 25 June
Full Program

Program in Focus
The 44th MIFF program featured a disparate collection of films under the title Buried Treasure, including Lumière Shorts, Ritwik Ghatak and Humphrey Jennings. The program also recognised the 40th anniversary of the Oberhausen Short FIlm Festival, Indonesian comedies from the early independence period and paid homage to Robert Wise. General features and documentaries, along with the Youth Film Festival also formed part of the program. 

Filmmaker in Focus
Robert Wise. A retrospective of the filmmaker's work was screened.
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Opening Night Film
The Sentimental Bloke (Raymond Longford, 1919)

Tait Brady

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