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Mandala Festival Lounge and Wine Bar

The magnificent Forum Theatre transforms once again into the Mandala Festival Lounge and Wine Bar for the duration of MIFF. Your one-stop destination for unique film-related events and music as well as tasty food, wine and beer, the Festival Lounge is a MIFF Must.

Forum Theatre, 154 Flinders Street (corner of Flinders and Russell streets)

Free wi-fi available.

What's On

Food and Drink

MIFF Members get 10% off all food and drink in the Festival Lounge.



For hearty meals and naughty treats, Mister Close will keep you satisfied before, between and after your films.



When back-to-back films leave you wanting a caffeine hit, let the team from Profile Coffee sort you out.



Stocking 4 Pines beer along with Mandala Wine, the Festival Lounge bars are open 'til late most nights.

Opening Hours

Friday 31 July: 9pm – late
Saturday 1 August: 5:30pm – late
Sunday 2 August: 5.30pm – late
Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August: 4pm – late
Saturday 8 August: 12pm – 8.30pm
Sunday 9 August: 12pm* – late (*Closed from 1.30pm – 3pm for a Talking Pictures event)
Monday 10 August to Friday 14 August: 4pm – late
Saturday 15 August: 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 16 August: 12pm – late


Send us your Spotify playlists! We'll play our favourite film-inspired and atmospheric playlists in the Festival Lounge.

How to send us your playlist: Follow MIFF on Spotify @melbintfilmfest. Create, and then share your festival playlist with us using the ’Send to..’ feature. It's that easy.