Become a MIFF Circle Patron

The MIFF Circle is our philanthropic giving group. Established in 2020 at the height of Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown, it attracted an astounding amount of love and support, and was central to our successful delivery of MIFF 68½. Private support from our first group of donors gave us the resources to invest in a new digital platform – MIFF Play – and the encouragement to keep going when we needed it most.

The challenges of COVID-19 continue in 2021. Hybrid festival delivery means we now face a vast number of new costs, reduced cinema capacities and the constant threat of snap lockdowns. While we are extremely grateful to our government partners for their encouragement and support, there are many demands on the state purse, resources are finite and there is never any guarantee that the proportion of funding will continue.

MIFF is an independent not-for-profit organisation, and your help will be pivotal in enabling us to transform and adapt during these challenging times.

If you love film and Melbourne as much as we do, we warmly invite you to join the MIFF Circle in 2021.

There are three levels of support:

Silver Patron Gold Patron Platinum Patron


All donations are tax-deductible.

Please get in touch today.

Brad Macdonald

Head of Philanthropy & Festival Development

macdonald@miff.com.au