First MIFF films revealed

For our platinum anniversary year, we’re celebrating in style. MIFF returns to cinemas from 4 to 21 August with an expansive program of acclaimed international cinema, world premieres and a ready-made Australian classic set to debut at the Opening Night Gala.

Ahead of the full program announcement on Tuesday 12 July, check out a snapshot of this year’s eagerly awaited program.

Opening Night Gala: Of an Age

Goran Stolevski delivers a heart-meltingly tender, quintessentially Melbourne queer coming-of-age tale that will make you swoon from beginning to end.

Supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Of an Age captures the hinterland of suburbia, the strains of immigrant families, and the crossroads of desire and big dreams in teenage years, as well as lip-biting moments of attraction and anticipation.

Thursday 4 August
Hamer Hall

The Saturday Paper x MIFF Quiz Night

The Saturday Paper and the Melbourne International Film Festival warmly invite you to test your film knowledge at the inaugural The Saturday Paper x MIFF Quiz Night: an evening of cinematic trivia enjoyed over dinner, drinks and company.

Co-hosted by The Saturday Paper quizmaster Cindy MacDonald and The Saturday Quiz podcaster John Leary.

Friday 15 July

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Sounds of the Screen

MIFF and Orchestra Victoria showcase the film scores that capture the Victorian landscape and those that have transformed it into imagined pasts and futures.

A special programming collaboration for the festival’s 70th edition, Sounds of the Screen: Movie Music Across Victorian Landscapes will reflect on the rich aural history of Victorian filmmaking.

Friday 5 August
Hamer Hall

Hear My Eyes: Chopper x Springtime & Mick Harvey

In a special event for our 70th edition, Melbourne supergroup Springtime joins Chopper composer Mick Harvey in performing an all-new score to Andrew Dominik’s unforgettable debut starring an even more unforgettable Eric Bana as local crime legend Mark “Chopper” Read.

Wednesday 17 August
The Astor Theatre

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