Program Strands

Africa & Middle East

Africa & Middle East

Tales from Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Chad and beyond.
Animation

Animation

Flights of imaginative fancy: hand-drawn, stop-motion, CGI.
Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

Stories from South Korea, Pakistan, New Zealand and more.
Australian

Australian

Homegrown titles from the brightest local talent.
Bright Horizons

Bright Horizons

MIFF’s competition, lauding the breakthrough and the best.
Broadsheet Food & Film

Broadsheet Food & Film

The perfect pairing, courtesy of Broadsheet and MIFF.
Director in Focus: Lucile Hadžihalilović

Director in Focus: Lucile Hadžihalilović

Journey into the French auteur’s darkly mysterious mind.
Director in Focus: Márta Mészáros

Director in Focus: Márta Mészáros

Discover the Hungarian pioneer’s brilliant filmic world.
Documentaries

Documentaries

Inspiring, blood-boiling, entertaining, emotional and true.
Documentary Visions

Documentary Visions

Formally adventurous hybrids + the frontiers of nonfiction.
Europe

Europe

Films from France, Ukraine, Lithuania, Ireland and more.
Experimentations

Experimentations

Unprecedented takes on sound, sight and storytelling.
Galas & Special Events

Galas & Special Events

Celebrate MIFF 70 in style with these unmissable events.
Headliners

Headliners

Auteurs, award-winners, the most anticipated new works.
Latin America

Latin America

Travel to Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and elsewhere.
Melbourne on Film

Melbourne on Film

Stories about our beloved city and those who dwell within.
MIFF Play

MIFF Play

Your favourite festival, streaming Australia-wide.
MIFF Shorts

MIFF Shorts

The art of saying more with less.
MIFF Talks & In-Conversations

MIFF Talks & In-Conversations

Discuss the themes, ideas and talent of the 2022 festival.
MIFF XR

MIFF XR

Extend your reality through total audiovisual immersion.
Music on Film

Music on Film

A cine-sonic smorgasbord: the aural on the big screen.
The Natural World

The Natural World

Observing the intersections of humankind and nature.
Night Shift

Night Shift

The creepy and weird things that go bump in the night.
North America

North America

Illustrious tales from Canada and the US.
Premiere Fund

Premiere Fund

MIFF’s co-commissioned ‘stories that need telling’.
Restorations

Restorations

Classics and curios, newly restored to their former glory.