The story of film in Melbourne could not be told without MIFF.

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has been continuously running since 1952, making it the leading film festival in Australia and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, alongside Cannes and Berlin. Presenting a curated global program of innovative screen experiences and the world’s largest showcase of exceptional Australian filmmaking, MIFF is an accessible, iconic cultural event that provides transformative experiences for audiences and filmmakers alike.

We look forward to welcoming you to MIFF’s 70th edition, running 4–21 August 2022.

MIFF XR Commission

To celebrate MIFF’s contribution to cinema and screen culture in Melbourne over the past seven decades, MIFF is launching our first ever XR Commission.

Submissions are open to Australian artists from all disciplines, whether it be filmmaking, digital media, game development, visual art or theatre. The chosen project will have its world premiere at MIFF’s 70th edition, to be held on 4–21 August 2022.

Supported by Ling Ang

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Screening Ideas

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

This month, the team at Screening Ideas guest curate a public program celebrating the power and influence of film. With a focus on work from emerging scholars and filmmakers, the series pairs free film screenings with live panel events, lectures, and conversations.

Presented in partnership with the University of Melbourne.

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Become a MIFF Member

Show your love for MIFF while accessing year-round benefits. Complimentary preview screenings, exclusive Member discounts and year-round concession entry to all our cinema partners are just some of the perks of joining our community of Melbourne film lovers.

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If you share our passion for film and for Melbourne, please consider making a donation. MIFF is a not-for-profit organisation, and any amount you can offer, great or small, will help contribute to MIFF’s endurance and future.

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