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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. On sale now.

Centrepiece Gala

Timothy Conigrave's beloved, bestselling memoir Holding the Man became an award-winning stage play; now, at last, it's been adapted for the big screen. Neil Armfield's film will screen as MIFF Centrepiece Gala on Saturday 8 August at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now.

First Glance | Features

Shooting entirely on jacked-up iPhones, Starlet (MIFF 2013) director Sean Baker’s Tangerine is an electric, wildly subversive ride through the transgender culture of Los Angeles that’s like nothing you’ve seen before.

First Glance | Documentaries

Chomalungma, or Everest, is experienced anew in Sherpa, an awe-inspiring documentary presenting the extraordinary pressures and politics of climbing the mountain from the Sherpa point of view.

Special Event on Sale Now

This year, we are proudly presenting a retrospective program on David Gulpilil. In addition to screening many of his most iconic movies, we'll welcome David himself for a special Talking Pictures event, David Gulpilil in conversation with Margaret Pomeranz. Tickets are on sale now.

First Glance | Special Events

A program of 10 specially created 35mm short films, Vertical Cinema is a daring revision of traditional cinema formats: specifically, the ubiquitous horizontal screen. Commissioned, curated and produced by Sonic Acts, this one-off event literally turns the cinema experience on its side.

#MIFF2015 key dates

With the announcement of First Glance, this year's MIFF is tantalisingly within reach! Get your iCal out, here's the key dates:

Program Launch: Tuesday 7 July – the full program is unleashed

Members' Pre-sale: Wed 8 + Thur 9 July – MIFF Members only can book tickets

Tickets on sale: Friday 10 July – print program is available, inserted into copies of The Age, and ticket sales open up to the general public

Festival dates: 30 July–16 August 2015

MIFF Memberships, eMini Passes and Passports (available for MIFF members only) are on sale now. Any queries? Email or call us on 03 8660 4888.

First Glance | Shorts

The Nice House is a portrait of 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, whose son Luke was murdered by his father in 2014. Rosie tells her story and discusses how she is using her personal tragedy to raise awareness for ‘the silent killer’ – family violence.

First Glance | Next Gen

A grippingly authentic tale of the choice between right and wrong, Mateo offers an impassioned message about the importance of community and the liberating power of art.

First Glance | MIFF Premiere Showcase

Set against the backdrop of the long fight for ownership of traditional lands, the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Putuparri and the Rainmakers is an emotional, visually breathtaking story of love, hope and the survival of Aboriginal law and culture against all odds.

Adrian Wootton | Hollywood Legends

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, Adrian Wootton returns to Melbourne for another series of his acclaimed Illustrated Film Talks, this year focusing on Hollywood’s Golden Age and four of its legendary creative personalities, including Fred Astaire.

Wendall Thomas Talks Scripts

Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, LA-based writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas returns to Melbourne for more of her popular series unlocking the secrets of film writing, including Writing Great One-Hour TV Pilots – The West Wing to True Detective.

Cannes Titles

From high-profile award winners The Lobster and The Assassin (pictured) to guaranteed conversation starters Love and Arabian Nights (parts 1, 2 and 3), #MIFF2015 is thrilled to announce the 26 features screening direct from Cannes.

We Buy Your Kids | Festival Artwork

This year's MIFF artwork was created by Webuyyourkids – Sonny Day & Biddy Maroney, from Sydney. They combine handmade and digital techniques to create their work, which they consider to be a conversation between two individuals, played out in colour, shape, texture and drawing from their shared influences of comic books, skateboarding, music and film. Read more about our 2015 artists!

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MIFF Membership

Become a MIFF Member today and start enjoying the benefits instantly! We'll also give you a $5 Readings voucher! From free monthly preview screenings to cinema partner discounts, plus festival privileges (hello, priority queueing) and ticketing discounts, once you've been a MIFF Member you won't want to go back! Read up on the benefits and become a MIFF Member.

Festival Screening Venues Update

For the first time, the Comedy Theatre will be a venue at MIFF. This grand theatre, built in 1928, is full of character and will add to the delight of seeing films on the big screen.

We're also excited to reveal that Treasury Theatre has undergone a renovation and is looking deluxe!

Our six Melbourne CBD screening venues for 2015: 

  • ACMI Cinemas
  • Comedy Theatre
  • Forum Theatre
  • Hoyts Melbourne Central
  • Kino, a Palace Cinemas partner
  • Treasury Theatre

eMini Passes and Passports on sale now

#MIFF2015 runs from 30 July until 16 August 2015. Clear your diary for those 17 days! 2015 eMini Passes (valid for 10 peak time sessions, and 3 off-peak weekday sessions) are now on sale. MIFF members can also purchase the exclusive MIFF Passport, for entry to every single film session (excluding special events) at the 2015 festival.


Gift Vouchers

Purchase a MIFF Gift Voucher online and instantly receive a printable PDF Gift Voucher. Valid for redeeming against MIFF eMini passes, certain special event tickets and MIFF membership, a MIFF Gift Voucher is a beautiful way to give the gift of unforgettable cinema!