In cinemas: 5–15 August
Online: 14–22 August
MIFF is back! But, like all things in 2021, MIFF is a little different this year. For the first time ever, the festival will be a hybrid format – spread between cinemas and online. MIFF returns to familiar theatres across Melbourne’s CBD while also expanding into the suburbs and regional centres, as well as streaming nationally via our new digital platform, MIFF Play.
MIFF 69 opens with Leah Purcell’s acclaimed and highly anticipated film The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson, and features the festival debut of a record 11 Premiere Fund films – including the first Australian film in a decade to compete for Cannes’ Palme d’Or. The 2021 slate also boasts some of the most eagerly awaited world-premiere films and international award winners from the Berlin, Venice and Sundance film festivals, a suite of special events and returning favourites, and more.