AIM HIGH IN CREATION IN RELEASE!

24/03/2014

Following its world premiere at MIFF 2013, MIFF Premiere Fund-supported MIFF Festival Guest Anna Broinowski (Aim High In Creation), a feature documentary from acclaimed director Anna Broinowski (FORBIDDEN LIE$) is now screening at Melbouurne's Cinema Nova. To see the trailer click here and to learn more about the film go to www.aimhighincreation.com

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 37ºSOUTH MARKET

03/03/2014

Are you a producer seeking to: 

  • Advance your film script's financing with sales agents and distributors at  37ºSouth: Bridging the Gap?
  • Have your completed film viewed by sales agents and distributors at  37ºSouth: Breakthru Screenings?
  • Source new content ideas from publishers at  37ºSouth's Books at MIFF and screenwriters at 37ºSouth: PostScript&Direct

Time to apply for 2014's MIFF 37ºSouth Market at www.miff37degreesSouth.com
Early-bird deadline is 15 April 2014.

LAST CALL! FILM SUBMISSIONS FOR 2014 CLOSE 20 MARCH

02/03/2014

The time is nigh! Final deadline for film submissions to the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival is on Friday 21 March. Application forms must be completed and submitted by that date, but you have until Thursday 3 April for materials to be delivered to the programming team. All the information is on our submissions page

MIFF TEAMS UP WITH RED STITCH ACTORS THEATRE

19/02/2014

Red Stitch Actors Theatre, in association with MIFF, presents the Australian Premiere season of THE FLICK, by Annie Baker this August. Directed by Nadia Tass, a regular MIFF associate as director of MATCHING JACK (MIFF2010), AMY (MIFF1998), STARK (MIFF1993) and THE BIG STEAL (MIFF1990), THE FLICK tells the story of Sam, Rose and Avery, the underpaid employees of one of the last remaining film projector cinemas in Massachusetts. They bicker, laugh and dream their way through shifts in the empty aisles. New kid Avery has an encyclopaedic obsession with film, and Sam has an unrequited obsession with Rose. Rose does what Rose wants to do. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, writer Annie Baker examines hidden corners of our existence, revealing the gems of truth that reside therein. Playing exclusively at Shebeen (26 Manchester Lane, Melbourne) from 2 August, MIFF Members receive a discount on tickets

2014 PASSES ON SALE NOW

12/02/2014

Already excited about MIFF 2014? Booked in for two weeks leave between 31 July-17 August? You can also buy your Festival eMini Pass (valid for 10 film sessions, and 3 bonus off-peak weekday before 5pm sessions) now. MIFF Members can purchase a Festival Passport - this offers admission to all screenings, at all venues during the Festival (with the exception of the Opening and Closing Night films and other special events). Stay tuned for more updates on MIFF 2014!

THANKS TO MIFF MEMBERS

07/02/2014

We had an overwhelming response to our Members call out for help with usability testing on the MIFF website. Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded, we are grateful to you all and look forward to your feedback so we can continue to make the MIFF website even better. 

MIFF PREMIERE FUND TITLES GO TO BERLINALE

18/12/2013

Following their sold-out world premiere seasons at MIFF 2013, MIFF Premiere Fund-supported THE TURNING has been selected to have its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in February 2014 in the Berlinale Special program, while fellow MIFF Premiere Fund-supported title GALORE has been selected to have its international premiere in Berlinale's Generation section.

Click to see the trailer for THE TURNING and to see the recently-released trailer for GALORE

MIFF PREMIERE FUND AWARD NOMS!

04/12/2013

MIFF Premiere Fund-supported TIM WINTON'S THE TURNING has scored a slew of nominations for the upcoming AACTA AWARDS, including Best Film, Direction, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Actor (Hugo Weaving), Actress (Rose Byrne) and Supporting Actress (Mirah Foulkes). Fellow MIFF Premiere Fund-supported feature 100 BLOODY ACRES scored two nominations - Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Angus Sampson). In the documentary categories, MIFF Premiere Fund-supported IN BOB WE TRUST received a Best Editing nomination, while there was a Best Direction nomination for fellow MIFF Premiere Fund-supported documentary AIM HIGH IN CREATION!

2014 DATES ANNOUNCED, GIFT VOUCHERS AND PASSES ON SALE NOW

22/11/2013

Melbourne is the place to be between 31 July-17 August 2014: MIFF returns for the 63rd year! Look no further for the perfect festive gift - MIFF Gift Vouchers are on sale. eMini Passes and Passports (only available to MIFF Members) are also available. Secure your MIFF 2014 experience now!

THE TURNING BEST PIC NOMINATION

13/11/2013

Fresh from its MIFF 2013 world premiere and successful Australia-wide release, MIFF Premiere Fund-supported TIM WINTON'S THE TURNING has been nominated as Best Feature Film in the 7th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). The APSAs will occur on December 12th. Meantime Anthony Chen, an alumnus of the MIFF Accelerator emerging director workshop, has received an APSA nomination as Best Director for his film ILO ILO. 

EARLY BIRD FILM SUBMISSIONS FOR 2014 NOW OPEN

25/10/2013

Early Bird Film Submissions for 2014 are now open at the reduced rate, but only until 21 November. To submit your masterpiece for consideration, head over to our film submissions page. Make sure you're fully aware of all the important regulations and check out the FAQ if you need more info. Happy submitting!

PATRICK ELECTRIFIES CINEMAS

14/10/2013

Hailed by The Guardian as "a satisfying onslaught of madness and mayhem," PATRICK is a MIFF Premiere Fund co-financed remake of the classic 1970s telekinetic thriller from director Mark Hartley (NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD). Opening nationally on October 17th, the film stars Rachel Griffiths (MURIEL'S WEDDING), Charles Dance (GAME OF THRONES), Sharni Vinson (YOU'RE NEXT; BAIT 3D) and Damon Gameau (BALIBO). Watch the trailer.

IN BOB, IN CINEMAS

14/10/2013

Hailed by The Age as "one of the best Australian films of any kind in years," during its MIFF 2013 world premiere season, MIFF Premiere Fund-supported IN BOB WE TRUST opens October 17th in Melbourne. The film tells the story of the controversial forced-retirement of Melbourne identity Father Bob Maguire. See the trailer.

THE TURNING IN CINEMAS NOW - COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

09/10/2013

Following its record-breaking world premiere season at MIFF 2013, the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported TIM WINTON'S THE TURNING is in cinemas now for a special limited season. Some 17 Australian directors, including Justin Kurzel (SNOWTOWN) and Robert Connolly (BALIBO) plus the film directing debuts of actors David Wenham and Mia Wasikowska, respond to the best-selling haunting book with a stellar cast including Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Harrison Gilbertson, Robyn Nevin, Miranda Otto, Susie Porter, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving. 

See the trailer and book tickets now for this unique cinema event.  During the special season, patrons receive a souvenir program at the cinema. 

To celebrate the release, Madman and MIFF Premiere Fund have run a competition giving away three DVD packs of films from directors Robert Connolly(BALIBO), Tony Ayres (HOME SONG STORIES), Warwick Thornton (SAMSON & DELILAH) & Jonathan auf der Heide (VAN DIEMEN’S LAND) who also direct chapters in THE TURNING. Congratulations to the winners: Brenda Nash (Victoria), Iolanda Capodanno (NSW) and Brian Mier (Victoria).

2014 FILM SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

04/10/2013

Early Bird film submissions at the discounted rate for MIFF 2014 consideration are now open, until 21 November. Read up all the submission regulations and FAQ. If you have an queries, you can always email us submissions@miff.com.au. We can't wait to receive your masterpiece!

SPECIAL CINEMA EVENT: THE TURNING

27/09/2013

Following its record-breaking world premiere season at MIFF 2013, the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported TIM WINTON'S THE TURNING is in cinemas now for a special limited season. Some 17 Australian directors, including Justin Kurzel (SNOWTOWN) and Robert Connolly (BALIBO) plus the film directing debuts of actors David Wenham and Mia Wasikowska, respond to the best-selling haunting book with a stellar cast including Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Harrison Gilbertson, Robyn Nevin, Miranda Otto, Susie Porter, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving. 

See the trailer and book tickets now for this unique cinema event.  During the special season, patrons receive a souvenir program at the cinema. 

To celebrate the release, Madman and MIFF Premiere Fund are giving away three DVD packs of films from directors Robert Connolly (BALIBO), Tony Ayres (HOME SONG STORIES), Warwick Thornton (SAMSON & DELILAH) & Jonathan auf der Heide (VAN DIEMEN’S LAND) who also direct chapters in THE TURNING. To go in the draw for the DVD packs, book your tickets and then, before 12 noon on October 8th, email theturning@madman.com.au with your booking confirmation mentioning "WideScreen Giveaway" in the subject line.

MIFF 2014 SUBMISSIONS

20/09/2013

Advance warning! Film submissions for MIFF 2014 will open in the first week of October. 

MIFF considers submissions in numerous categories including short fiction, animation, documentary and experimental films and all types of feature films. 

Sign up to MIFF e-news Widescreen to hear all the info first about 2014 submissions. 

TELESCOPE AWARD ANNOUNCED

15/08/2013

On the weekend, Film Critics Circle of Australia member and TeleScope Juror Russell Edwards announced the TeleScope Award winner: Northwest. The jury called the film "a gritty and often strangely beautiful film about belonging and not belonging in today's multicultural cities. This is a film that embraces politics and people – however unlovable."

The jury, along with MIFF, congratulate Danish director Michael Noer, his cast and crew.

THE MIFF PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS PRESENTED BY FOXTEL MOVIES

14/08/2013

We are very proud to announce the winners of the 2013 MIFF People's Choice Awards, presented by Foxtel Movies: The Rocket (Best Feature) and The Crash Reel (Best Documentary).

Second and third placed features were Ashgar Farhadi's The Past and Felix van Groeningen's The Broken Circle Breakdown, respectively. Second and third placed documentaries were Marta Cunningham's Valentine Road and Australian-born director Nicholas D. Wrathall's Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia.

See the full list of winners.

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN $10,000!

12/08/2013

Remember to fill out our survey and be in the running to win $10,000 thanks to Roy Morgan Research or an overseas trip for two to the value of $4,999 with Peregrine Adventures.

Hurry – the survey closes Friday 16 August!

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