MIFF moves with the moment

Streaming: 5–22 August
In cinemas: 13–22 August

In response to the evolving COVID environment, our hybrid festival MIFF 69 will change the order of our festival program to ensure we are meeting you, our audiences, where you are.

Streaming will now be available on MIFF Play for the full duration of the festival, commencing with a with a digital launch screening of CODA on 5 August, followed by a huge selection of titles available on demand from 6 to 22 August.

Cinema screenings that were originally scheduled for 5–15 August have been rescheduled to 13–22 August. Out of a desire to match audience demand for in-cinema screenings with available capacities, the festival’s shift of dates aims to allow for as many people as possible to safely experience the festival’s slate of film experiences, including world premieres, Australian premieres and special events.

MIFF returns to familiar theatres across Melbourne’s CBD while also expanding into the suburbs and regional centres. MIFF 69’s in-cinema component opens with Leah Purcell’s acclaimed and highly anticipated film The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson, and features the festival debut of a record 11 Premiere Fund films.

MIFF Play

Streaming Australia-wide, MIFF Play offers a selection of MIFF 69’s most scintillating films – available to view right from your couch.

There are over 60 titles to choose from: from a Syrian ode to football and friendship, a trip to a legendary Tokyo ramen shop and a portrait of Malta’s fishing industry, to several restored masterpieces, award winners from Sundance, Berlin, CPH:DOX and Rotterdam, and our delightful Closing Night film Language Lessons, a platonic rom-com told entirely across screens.

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MIFF Closing Night - Language Lessons

MIFF Closing Night - Language Lessons

Co-writers Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales depict a modern-age bond in this touching SXSW Audience Award–winning film, told entirely across screens.

Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Australia’s finest short films.
Sisters With Transistors

Sisters With Transistors

Director Lisa Rovner

Laurie Anderson narrates the untold history of the women who blazed a trail through electronic music.

Days

Days

The intricacies of a moment of connection are dwelt on in this meditative examination of male desire by Tsai Ming-liang.

Coming Home in the Dark

Coming Home in the Dark

For one family, a wholesome trip to New Zealand’s remote countryside turns into the stuff of nightmares.

Wife of a Spy

Wife of a Spy

Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes his first foray into period filmmaking with a twisty, Hitchcockian tale of love and betrayal in WWII, which earned him a 2020 Silver Lion.

MIFF Premiere Fund

We’re bringing you the largest collection of films in the MIFF Premiere Fund’s 14-year history, with a record 11 films premiering – five of those directed by alumni of emerging director initiative MIFF Accelerator Lab.

Featuring such names as Courtney Barnett, Essie Davis, Judy Davis, Stephen Fry, Elton John, Caleb Landry Jones, Sir Ian McKellen and Hugo Weaving.

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