Founded in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected film events. Every year, it turns Melbourne into a hub for filmmakers, industry pros, and film lovers from all over. Held in August, the month-long festival shows hundreds of feature films, documentaries, and short films from around the world in venues across the city. These include famous spots like the Forum Theatre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
MIFF is a celebration of cinema as an art form and a chance for cultural exchange. It aims to spotlight innovative films that challenge the norm and start important conversations, helping to increase understanding and appreciation of various cinematic traditions.
Over the years, MIFF has seen big names like Quentin Tarantino and Guillermo del Toro, who premiered notable films at the festival. Other stars like Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton have also graced the event.
For a comprehensive list of past artists and events, and to stay updated on the latest news and announcements, visit the official Melbourne International Film Festival website.