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

MIFF is a not-for-profit organisation that 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.

MIFF is an Australian cultural icon which has had an essential role in putting Melbourne on the national and international cultural map. It has also been a key player in building a sense of community and connectedness in Melbourne. The festival has an innate appreciation of its famously loyal audience, all of whom come to MIFF for bold, entertaining and adventurous programming, the delight of the shared festival experience, and to discover something new about themselves, or the world around them.

MIFF will continue to innovate and build on its decades of achievements to ensure that Melbourne remains the cultural capital of Australia, and that MIFF continues to be Australia’s largest and most significant film festival in terms of international profile, audience size, the quality and breadth of its festival and industry programs.

Our Vision

Build an enlightened, engaged society through film.

Our Mission

To bring to you the story of the world through curated and unforgettable screen experiences.

Our Core Values

Independence, High Performance, Inspiration, Creativity, Integrity, Good Governance.