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MIFF 2017 | Gift Vouchers
Unashamedly wallowing in Star Wars nostalgia

Jabba the Hutt’s favourite disco song
The noughties called, so we gave them back the 'e' from our eMini Pass. Treat yourself to an early MIFFmas with a Mini Pass!

MIFF 2017 | Passes & Gift Vouchers
Our friends Senses of Cinema online journal (official) look back at MIFF 2016

Melbourne International Film Festival 2016 • Senses of Cinema
The Academy's shortlist includes eight documentaries you will have seen at MIFF 2016: Zero Days; Weiner; Tower; Life, Animated; Gleason; Fire at Sea; The Eagle Huntress and Cameraperson

Oscars: Documentary Feature Race Narrowed To 15
“I feel like we are nearing to the end of times,” Miyazaki says... “We humans are losing faith in ourselves.”

The director of Spirited Away says AI animation is an "insult to life itself"
The Sight & Sound | The International Film Magazine / BFI Critics Poll is out. Six of their Top 10 played at MIFF 2016! Let the debates begin.

The best films of 2016 | Sight & Sound
MIFF out and about this weekend, attending an audience with Madeline Di Nonno. Thanks to U.S. Consulate General Melbourne for the invitation!
WIN TIX! ONCE WERE WARRIORS director Lee Tamahori returns to New Zealand after 20 years to direct MIFF 2016 selection MAHANA, an emotive and picturesque family drama based on a novel by Witi Ihimaera, the author of WHALE RIDER. Set in the 1960s, two Māori families, the Mahanas and the Poatas, are longstanding enemies. 14-year-old Simeon Mahana, is in conflict with his traditionalist...
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The victor in this category three years running, Emmanuel Lubezki, is not in the race.

From ‘La La Land’ to ‘Jackie,’ Celluloid Thrives in Cinematography Oscar Race
How will you give back on this GivingTuesday? How about with a donation to MIFF? As a not-for-profit, MIFF proudly generates 70% of its funding from non-government sources, through ticket sales, partnerships, membership and submissions. Donations help us close the gap ensuring we fulfil our mission to bring you the story of the world through curated and unforgettable screen experiences. Donate...
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Early Bird #MIFF2017 film submissions at the reduced fee are open until 14 December. Get all the details at

Submit your film for 2017 festival consideration
Shout out to all Asia Pacific Screen Academy award winners including MIFF 2016 selections KAILI BLUES, THE BACCHUS LADY, SEOUL STATION, STARLESS DREAMS, HAPPY HOUR & more

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2016: Complete Winners List