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The iconic Forum Melbourne once again throws open its doors and transforms into the MIFF Festival Lounge from Friday 4  August to Sunday 20 August.

The MIFF Festival Lounge is the place for drinking, eating and discussing the wonderful array of films in this year’s program. Take the time to soak in the newly renovated design of the Forum Melbourne and revel in its iconic atmosphere; the Festival Lounge is truly a celebration of the best that Melbourne has to offer.

Be delighted by wines curated by Blackhearts & Sparrows, craft beers from Mornington Peninsula Brewery and the Grey Goose Le Grand Fizz, the delicious official cocktail of the Festival.

Let Genovese coffee and our finely crafted food menu fuel lively debate and back-to-back film viewings. Join us for cocktail hour and a live broadcast from RRR. Melbourne’s best DJs will add to the unique atmosphere nightly with soundscape that are sure to impress.

This year we invite you step behind the camera with our inaugural Art Exhibition: a visual celebration taking you deeper into the world of the six films supported in 2017 by the MIFF Premiere Fund. Located at the MIFF Festival Lounge, this exhibition of stills and artwork is sure to enchant and transport you.

Stay tuned – full program details still to be unveiled.

The MIFF Festival Lounge. Delicious and delightful. Downstairs at Forum Melbourne.


Opening Hours

Monday–Friday: 5pm–late
Saturday, Sunday: 12pm–late*
*Our weekend times vary.