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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

The last full film from acclaimed documentarian Albert Maysles, Iris is an engrossing character study of flamboyant New York fashion icon Iris Apfel and a joyous celebration of creativity.

#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 | Special Events

Yolngu dancer, musician and performer David Gulpilil, AM, is one of Australia's most acclaimed actors. In 2015, he will join us at MIFF for a celebratory retrospective program, as well as an in-conversation event with Margaret Pomeranz.

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 | Shorts

Recorded interviews with two men detained on the Manus Island Processing Centre are vividly brought to life with animation in Nowhere Line: Voices from Manus Island.

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!

First Glance | MIFF Premiere Showcase

In the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Ecco Homo, filmmakers Lynn-Maree Milburn and Richard Lowenstein try to come to grips with the truth behind the elusive Melbourne artist, rocker, activist and actor, Peter Vanessa "Troy" Davies.

Volunteer for MIFF! Applications Open

MIFF relies on the support and engagement of our dedicated volunteers, who become the face of the festival. Volunteers assist with queue management, ticket scanning, cinema ushering and general enquiries from patrons and general public. Applications are now open until Sunday 21 June. To apply, visit our Volunteers page.

Work With Us!

We are currently recruiting for casual Front of House managers and ushers, as well as for casual Box Office staff, for the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival, taking place between 30 July–16 August 2015. For more information, go to our Employment page.

First Glance | Next Gen

Based on a true story, The Spiderwebhouse is a challenging contemporary fairytale, blurring the line between reality and childhood fantasy.

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Critics Campus 2015 Applications Open

After a successful launch in 2014, MIFF is proud to open the call for applications to its second edition of Critics Campus, an intensive five-day lab that enables emerging Australian film critics to develop their skills in a live festival setting. Critics Campus will take place during the festival’s 64th edition, 30 July–16 August 2015.

MIFF Membership

Become a MIFF Member today and start enjoying the benefits instantly! 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. Become a Member before 17 August and you'll receive a bonus $5 Readings voucher!

Our next free MIFF Members' Screening is Far From the Madding Crowd on Sunday 14 June, 10am at The Sun Theatre, Yarraville.

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 are: 

  • 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. Book now!


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!