Become a Patron

Join the MIFF Circle.
The story of film in Melbourne could not be told without MIFF. 
We want you to be a part of that story.

Support MIFF by becoming a:

Platinum Patron Gold Patron Silver Patron

Since its first edition in 1952, MIFF has proudly brought the world, through the moving image, to Melbourne. The festival has offered a unique space to engage with the silver screen and enabled a film-devoted community to thrive. Most significantly, MIFF has been pivotal in enhancing Melbourne’s standing as a hub for culture in Australia and abroad.

An astonishing 75 per cent of the festival’s income is generated through ticket sales and sponsorship, with 25 per cent coming from government sources. However, COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of this year’s festival for the first time in our 68-year history – posing unique challenges for MIFF. 

COVID-19 has rewritten the circumstances faced by our cultural sector, creating huge challenges in continuing to connect with audiences. In these extraordinary times, an extraordinary response is required and MIFF is asking for your help. 

In this context, you can help us by joining the MIFF Circle – a vital and dynamic philanthropic giving scheme. By becoming a MIFF Patron, you will play a part in strengthening our future. Your generosity and support in 2020 will help us to:

Develop a world-class online streaming platform
Secure the most exciting film titles possible and present our virtual festival MIFF 68½
Create and deliver a range of unique digital events
Support emerging filmmakers, including cash prizes in our Shorts Awards
Return in 2021 stronger than ever before

By joining the MIFF Circle, you will also cement your role as a supporter of Melbourne’s ongoing growth as a creative, culturally significant city. Plus, you will receive invitations to special events, premieres and parties, and, when we return to cinemas in 2021, you will have access to the best seats in the house – in the finest venues that the Southern Hemisphere’s largest film festival can offer.

For further information about joining the MIFF Circle, please contact:

Brad Macdonald

Head of Philanthropy & Festival Development