Tiriki Onus thought he knew his grandfather Bill, until an unearthed film reel suggests he might have been the first ever Aboriginal filmmaker.
Courtney Barnett pulls back the curtain in this intimate first-person exposition on creativity, vulnerability and artistic life on the road.
This uplifting feast of a film goes behind the scenes of an Italian hotel-restaurant staffed by youngsters living with Down syndrome.
The directorial debut from producer Tanith Glynn-Maloney reimagines the 1954 auditions for Charles Chauvel’s iconic final film.
MIFF alumnus and Shorts Award winner Eddy Bell returns with an intimate and critical portrait of one of Australia’s worst droughts.
Divorced, lonely and inept with the web, a 50-year-old man decides to try his hand at finding love online – with spectacularly catastrophic results.
Presented by Sir Ian McKellen and co–executive-produced by Elton John, this unflinching portrait reveals a human rights activist at once revered and notorious.
Attempting to quell some tension, a mother and daughter head to the hot springs… but more heat isn’t what they need.
Meet Australia’s self-crowned “Queen of Honky-Tonk”: renegade country singer Wanita was born ready.
Ahead of her 100th birthday, Isey and her devoted son James prepare for the party of a lifetime.
Melbourne has never looked sleeker than in this low-key mumblecore piece.
In a near-future Melbourne defined by state corruption and constant surveillance, a group of small-time activists hatches a plan to commit a “victimless atrocity”.
An engrossing portrait of the rise and untimely demise of David McComb, the virtuosic frontman of Australian rock band The Triffids.
A narrative depiction of the events leading up to one of the darkest chapters in modern Australian history from MIFF Accelerator Lab alumnus director Justin Kurzel.
Indigenous teenagers navigate exams, social dramas and maintaining meaningful connections to home while at boarding school.
Three elderly survivors of the 1945 firebombing of Tokyo fight against bureaucracy and indifference to ensure that the event and its victims are not forgotten.
A Lynchian depiction of self-transformation in the social media age.
Hot Docs 2020’s Best International Feature Documentary winner offers a dog’s-eye view of life in Istanbul.
Rising alt-comedy star Patti Harrison joins Ed Helms in this wry surrogate-pregnancy comedy that upends traditional gender dynamics and subverts expectations.
A French couple travelling by campervan around Australia discover their relationship is at a crossroads.
How do you get the world’s biggest rock band to play in your hometown? Become the world’s biggest rock band.
A Noongar high school student struggles to perform a Shakespearean sonnet for her drama class.
Yael Stone and Emily Barclay star as frenemy sisters in this sibling dramedy by Madeleine Gottlieb.