MIFF established the Next Gen program in 2007 to enrich the cinema experience for younger viewers, and to stimulate discussion and social awareness. The films in 2013 offer movie lovers of all ages the chance to see intelligent, entertaining and diverse films from around the world.
Nine films have been programmed and scheduled with school screenings in mind, and school bookings are now open; study guides are available for eight of these films. Four additional films will screen at family-friendly times on weekends during the festival. General public bookings for Next Gen screenings will open on Friday 5 July.
All films featured in the Next Gen program are approved for screening by the Australian Classification Board and open to all ages; however, people under the age of 15 must attend with an adult guardian. Click here for more information about classification.