Streaming: 5–22 August
In cinemas: 13–22 August
In response to the evolving COVID environment, our hybrid festival MIFF 69 will change the order of our festival program to ensure we are meeting you, our audiences, where you are.
Streaming will now be available on MIFF Play for the full duration of the festival, commencing with a with a digital launch screening of CODA on 5 August, followed by a huge selection of titles available on demand from 6 to 22 August.
Cinema screenings that were originally scheduled for 5–15 August have been rescheduled to 13–22 August. Out of a desire to match audience demand for in-cinema screenings with available capacities, the festival’s shift of dates aims to allow for as many people as possible to safely experience the festival’s slate of film experiences, including world premieres, Australian premieres and special events.
MIFF returns to familiar theatres across Melbourne’s CBD while also expanding into the suburbs and regional centres. MIFF 69’s in-cinema component 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.