Festival Update

In light of the current COVID situation in Melbourne, and with the safety of audiences and staff at the forefront of their thinking, the Board and Management of the Melbourne International Film Festival have taken the difficult decision to cancel the in-cinema component of this year’s festival, planned to be delivered from Thursday 12 to Sunday 22 August. Refunds will be issued to all patrons who have booked tickets for these sessions. Refunds will also be issued to all pass holders.

All tickets to in-cinema screenings in the CBD, the drive-in and the suburbs will be refunded in full. Refunds will be processed automatically. No action is required to receive your refund. We will be processing refunds as quickly as we can. Please allow 7–10 business days for the refund to be processed and the funds to appear in your bank account.

Given the current operating environment in regional Victoria, MIFF’s regional cinema season will continue. Any required changes to the program line-up will be advised through local operators. 

MIFF is committed to the national delivery of our streaming platform MIFF Play with an expanded program, alongside MIFF’s world-leading XR (extended reality) program, which is available to audiences, for free, globally.

We’ve added more than 30 new titles to our MIFF Play program so that you can continue to enjoy the festival from home.

Streaming films and sharing your favourite titles with your friends is a great way to stay engaged with the latest in cinema from around the world, and to support filmmakers and the festival.

There are over 100 titles to choose from, including free MIFF Shorts packages, available to stream Australia-wide until Sunday 22 August.

Explore MIFF Play