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.

Warm Blood
International, North America

Warm Blood

Skate filmmaker Rick Charnoski crafts a penetrating, stylishly gritty story of a teenage vagabond on the fringes of 1980s California.
Domingo in the Mist
Bright Horizons, MIFF Play

Domingo in the Mist

In this Cannes-premiering drama, a widower resists attempts to oust him from the land where his wife’s spirit returns to him as an ethereal mist.
Leonor Will Never Die
Bright Horizons, MIFF Play

Leonor Will Never Die

In this daring and delirious ode to Philippine cinema, fiction clashes with reality and an elderly filmmaker becomes the hero of her own life.
Clean
Australian Films, Documentaries, Special Events

Clean

The genuinely inspirational story of how ‘trauma cleaner’ Sandra Pankhurst responded to an unseen world with radical kindness.
Man on Earth
Australian Films, Documentaries

Man on Earth

Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Ruin, Bastardy) returns to MIFF with this unfaltering, compassionate exploration of voluntary assisted dying.
Fire of Love
Documentaries, The Natural World

Fire of Love

In this love story written in lava, two intrepid scientists who adore volcanoes as much as each other gift the world with something extraordinary.
Night Shift
Program Strands

Night Shift

For lovers of the outlandish, creepy and weird things that go bump in the night.
Experimentations
Program Strands

Experimentations

Expand your understanding of narrative filmmaking with works that challenge approaches to sound, sight and storytelling.