Member Benefits

More value year-round, and festival privileges

  • Exclusive member discounts on all tickets.
  • Priority queueing and access to all festival venues, including the Forum Box Office (conditions apply).
  • Exclusive opportunity to purchase a Festival Passport (member-only purchase).
  • An invitation to the Members Festival Launch and an opportunity to collect an advance copy of the Festival Guide.
  • Opportunity to purchase sessions two days prior to the general public.
  • 10% discount on food and beverage at the Festival Lounge and Wine Bar.
  • Advance information on special festival offers, films and events.
  • Invitations to complimentary preview screenings of latest film releases for members, courtesy of MIFF Members screening partners: Palace Cinemas, Cinema Nova, Classic Elsternwick, Lido Cinema and the Sun Theatre (conditions apply).
  • Concession entry to MIFF’s cinema partners upon presentation of a valid MIFF membership card. Current partners include ACMICinema Nova, Palace Cinemas (Como, Westgarth, Balwyn, Brighton Bay, Dendy Brighton), Kino Cinemas, Classic ElsternwickLido CinemaAstor Theatre, Cameo Belgrave, IMAX (20% discount), Mornington Cinema, Sun Theatre, Rivoli Cinemas.
    (Note: Concession prices not available at Cinema Nova on Monday discount days and Saturday evenings after 5pm. All cinema partners may be subject to change).
  • Year-round parking discounts within the Melbourne CBD through Secure Parking (see Membership FAQ for more details)
  • Opportunities to win DVDs, further film preview passes and additional offers via the MIFF newsletter, Widescreen.
  • The satisfaction that comes from supporting a not-for-profit organisation that works tirelessly to increase diversity in film programming and exhibition.

Full Single Membership $99
Concession $83*

* Concession refers to Seniors/Healthcare Card holders/full-time students. Proof of concession must be provided before Concession Membership cards are sent out. A membership card replacement fee of $8 will apply for all lost or stolen cards.

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Premium Benefits

Premium Members enjoy the ultimate festival experience.

  • The Premium Membership program is capped to an exclusive 40 people.
  • Premium Members receive a Festival Passport, which allows entry to every film at all venues throughout the festival (excluding special events).
  • Every Premium Member has reserved seating in each festival venue. Attend any session you like, and you’ll have one of the best seats in the house waiting for you. 
  • A dedicated Membership representative on call to assist with your festival needs
  • Each Premium Member receives an invitation for two to the gala Opening Night of the festival and the famous after-party.
  • Each Premium Member receives an invitation for two to the Closing Night of the festival and the famous after-party.
  • Premium membership includes a guarantee of a seat for you and a guest at any monthly member screening of your choice. Standard members receive a single pass to member screenings only.
  • Premium Members each receive an invitation to a function upon the launch of the festival to meet the other Premium Members and discuss your film schedules.
  • Premium Members also receive all of the benefits that regular MIFF members do, including discounts on cinema and theatre tickets purchased from MIFF partners.
  • As a Premium Member you’ll feel the satisfaction of helping support an organisation that shares your passion for cinema – and you’ll be helping in a very real way to foster the creation of new and innovative film both locally and internationally.

Premium Membership $1350

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Membership Value and Savings

Access to over $300 worth of annual savings

Minimum 12 free member screenings per year $228 $0 $228*
Concession prices at Melbourne cinema partners $114 $90 $24*
Mini Pass $160 $137 $23
Opening Night ticket $150 $130 $20
Centrepiece Gala ticket $75 $65 $10
Closing Night ticket $95 $85 $10
Total     $317

* Based on purchasing 12 tickets per year at the typical $19 price
** Based on purchasing 6 tickets per year at $15 per ticket rather than the typical $19 price.

Money Can’t Buy value: yours exclusively with MIFF Membership

Opening Night pre-sale N/A Exclusive benefit Money can’t buy
Pre-sale opportunities N/A Exclusive benefit Money can’t buy
Priority Queuing N/A Exclusive benefit Money can’t buy
Festival Launch invitation N/A Exclusive benefit Money can’t buy
eNews insights and giveaways N/A Exclusive benefit Money can’t buy


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