In light of the current COVID situation in Melbourne, and with the safety of audiences and staff at the forefront of their thinking, the Board and Management of the Melbourne International Film Festival have taken the difficult decision to cancel the in-cinema component of this year’s festival, planned to be delivered from Thursday 12 to Sunday 22 August. Refunds will be issued to all patrons who have booked tickets for these sessions. Refunds will also be issued to all pass holders.

All tickets to in-cinema screenings in the CBD, the drive-in and the suburbs will be refunded in full. Refunds will be processed automatically. No action is required to receive your refund. We will be processing refunds as quickly as we can. Please allow 7–10 business days for the refund to be processed and the funds to appear in your bank account.

Given the current operating environment in regional Victoria, MIFF’s regional cinema season will continue. Any required changes to the program line-up will be advised through local operators.