Festival Archive 1952-2019

The MIFF online archive contains 68 past editions of the festival (1952–2019) for you to browse or search through. We hope the archive will be a resource used by festival goers, film lovers, students, historians and whoever else would like to learn more about the types of films MIFF has screened over the years, or to track the trajectory of the festival’s curatorship, its directors and its scope.

Search options currently include: ‘Festival Year’, ‘Film Title’, ‘Director’ and ‘Country’.

A big thank you to our MIFF volunteers and partners who have helped make this archive possible.

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. With over 12,000 film synopses and more than 9000 directors’ names, there may appear a few typos here and there as our database comes to terms with special characters (my, there was a huge amount of Eastern European cinema screened at the festival back in the 60s!) and other items that need manual tweaking. Similarly, sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are slowly filling these in with further research. 

MIFF 1996

Festival Program
102 feature films and 134 short films were screened from 25 July to 11 August
Full Program

Program in Focus
The 45th MIFF program included the following sections: Contemporary World Cinema, Australian Panorama, Digita (where the worlds of digital media and cinema collide) and Robotica, Melbourne's first comprehensive exhibition and screening programme of all things robotic. Reel Dance, a specially curated programmed of dance works on film and video that encompasses visual records of performance, documentaries, contemporary experimental, conceptual and interpretive dance, was also screened. Programming staples, the Documentary stream and International Shorts Competition continued to feature. 

Filmmaker in Focus
Ida Lupino. A retrospective of the actress-director's films were screened.
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Opening Night Film
Children of the Revolution (Peter Duncan)

Tait Brady

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