Past Festivals

The 69th edition of the Melbourne International Film Festival, held in 2021, was originally intended as MIFF’s first ever hybrid iteration: a festival unfolding across cinemas in the CBD, the suburbs and regional centres as well as online on our streaming platform, MIFF Play. While COVID-19 hampered the delivery of the full festival as intended, we nonetheless brought audiences across Australia a spectacular, 100-title-strong digital celebration of cinema complemented by regional screenings of select titles.

While we’re always looking to the future, here you can acquaint yourself with the history of MIFF – from our beginnings in Olinda in 1952 to our most recent award-winners.