Festival Archive 1952-2018

The MIFF online archive contains 66 past editions of the festival (1952–2017) 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 1990

Festival Program
71 feature films and 127 short films were screened from 8 June to 23 June
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Program in Focus
The 39th Melbourne International Film Festival featured the following sections: documentaries, international features, super 8 and video, retrospectives, international shorts competition, a children's festival and a spotlight on two filmmakers, Bertolucci and Kaurismäki.

Filmmakers in Focus
Bernardo Bertolucci. A retrospective of Bertolucci's work was screened. 
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Filmmakers in Focus
Aki Kaurismäki. A retrospective of Kaurismäki's work was screened. 
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Opening Night Film
A Story of Boys and Girls (Pupi Avati)
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Tait Brady

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