Welcome to MIFF 70

18 days in cinema. Regional weekends. Streaming Australia-wide.

Heralding a milestone celebration, we’re pleased to announce a monumental 70th program overflowing with premiere showcases, buzzworthy international features and special anniversary events in the festival’s first in-cinema Melbourne schedule since 2019.

Kāinga
Asia Pacific, International

Kāinga

Following the New Zealand anthologies Waru and Vai, this third film in the series recounts eight Asian women’s search for belonging across Aotearoa.
Mass
Bright Horizons

Mass

Two couples come together for a painful emotional reckoning in the aftermath of a school shooting in this acclaimed debut feature.
6 Festivals
Music on Film

6 Festivals

Some of the biggest names in Aussie music assemble in this youth-focused road-trip movie.
Sissy
Night Shift

Sissy

This Instagram influencer doesn’t just have a follower count – she’s got a body count.
The Natural World
Program Strands

The Natural World

A special collection of nonfiction films that observe and dissect the intersections of humankind and nature.
War Pony
International, North America

War Pony

Riley Keough and Gina Gammell’s Cannes Caméra d’Or winner is a powerful tale of coming of age.
Of an Age
Special Events

Of an Age

Goran Stolevski’s heart-meltingly tender, quintessentially Melbourne queer coming-of-age tale will make you swoon from beginning to end.
Premiere Fund
Program Strands

Premiere Fund

The MIFF Premiere Fund provides minority co-financing to new Australian quality theatrical films (narrative-drama and documentaries) that then world premiere at MIFF.