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First Glance 2015

MIFF is thrilled to announce First Glance: your exclusive sneak peek at our 2015 program. We've already confirmed many films – and the programmers have just returned from Cannes, with yet more to lock in – and this year's festival is shaping up as yet another strong line-up, featuring an eclectic selection of narrative features, documentaries, short films and special events for every taste. We hope this small teaser selection gets you excited for the full program launch in July.

Tickets for all films will go on sale with the full program release on Friday 10 July, or two days earlier for MIFF members. You can purchase festival passports (if you're a MIFF member), gift vouchers and eMini passes now, however. School-group bookings for Next Gen films are also on currently sale.

Opening Night 2015

Join us on the red carpet for all the excitement and glamour of the 2015 MIFF Opening Night. Screening the Australian premiere of Force of Destiny and featuring very special guests, MIFF’s Opening Night will be a memorable evening of cinema, celebrity and celebration.

Opening Night 2015

Cannes Titles

From high-profile award winners The Lobster (Jury Prize) and The Assassin (Best Director, for Hou Hsiao-hsien) to guaranteed conversation starters Love and Arabian Nights (parts 1, 2 and 3), #MIFF2015 is thrilled to be screening 26 features direct from the Cannes Film Festival.

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Special Events

Commemorating the world premiere of Another Country, MIFF presents a retrospective program on David Gulpilil and welcomes Gulpilil himself to Melbourne for an exclusive conversation with Margaret Pomeranz. #MIFF2015 is also thrilled to offer local audiences a unique opportunity to experience Vertical Cinema!

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Guy Maddin’s homage to lost classic Hollywood, Jafar Panahi’s Berlinale Best Film winner, Larry Clark’s latest provocation – you’ll find these auteurs and more in our narrative features, alongside cinematic adaptations of beloved books, crowd-pleasing comedies, exciting new discoveries and much more.

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From the stunning sequel to MIFF 2013 hit The Act of Killing to the gripping follow-up to Oscar-winner The Cove; from Albert Maysle’s last full film to Molly Reynolds’ culmination of the critically acclaimed Country suite, this year’s documentaries are inspiring, heartbreaking, insightful and entertaining.

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MIFF Premiere Fund

The MIFF Premiere Fund aims to support quality new Australian theatrical films and feature-length documentaries. The 2015 slate includes Lawrence Johnston’s examination of the beauty, romance, art and science of neon; Lynn-Maree Milburn and Richard Lowenstein’s film about artist Peter Davies, and more.

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New works from Aardman Animations and Oscar-winner Adam Elliot, a portrait of 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty and a vividly animated look at the reality of life for asylum seekers on Manus Island are just some of the exciting, extraordinary short films at #MIFF2015.

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Next Gen: School Bookings

Next Gen is a program of thought-provoking films accessible to younger audiences but entertaining for all ages. Through drama and documentary, these films explore issues such as bullying, respectful relationships, sexuality, self-expression, making positive life choices and personal empowerment.

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