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When: 28th July to 14th of August, 2016
Where: Melbourne, various venues
2016 marks the 65th Melbourne International Film Festival!
Melbourne International Film Festival (also known as MIFF) was established back in 1952. It is the most significant screen event in Australia and one of the oldest film festivals in the world!
Each year the event presents and acclaimed screening program as well as industry and celebratory events. The best in current cinema from around the globe is showcased alongside retrospectives, tributes and discussion programs. With a long commitment to local film the event is Australia’s biggest showcase of new Australian cinema.
The full program has not been announced yet, but here is a taste of some of what you can expect at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Headliners: New for 2016, enjoy the biggest films in one of the most beautiful theatres. The full list of headliners will be announced in July but some on the agenda include; Certain Women, High-Rise, Lo and Behold,Reveries of the Connected World, Sunset Song and Things to Come.
Features: Big name stars and directors, international award winners local audience favourites. Titles to include; A War, Chevalier, Cosmos, Girl Asleep, Happy Hour, Indignation and more.
Documentaries: Take a look at an eclectic selection of true stories for every taste; Zero Days, Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie, Tickled, Fire at Sea, Sonita and more.
World Premieres: The MIFF Premiere Fun is supported by the Victorian Government as helps finance quality new Aussie documentaries and feature films that will have their international premiere at MIFF. Bad Girl, Ella, Emo the Musical, Monsieur Mayonnaise and The Family.
Shorts: This years selection come from directors including Danny DeVito and Guy Maddin as well as this years Berlin Film festival Best Short Film winner. Titles will include Belladonna, Cured, Curmudgeons, Roast Battle and more.
The 2016 Opening Night Gala will include screening of the world premiere of ‘The Death and Life of Otto Bloom’ along with special guests and an after party at Hamer Hall with music, canapés and crafted Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktails.
Centrepiece Gala – come along to ‘Down Under’ a black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots. Saturday the 6th of August, 7pm at Comedy Theatre Melbourne.
Eric Darnell Virtual Reality & Storytelling – Best known as the writer/director of the hugely popular Madagascar films and the director of Dreamworks’ Antz. Darnell has an impressive 25 year career as a director, screenwriter, story artist and executive producer. In this special session you can join Eric Darnell as he speaks about lessons learned from the fascinating new world of Virtual Reality, building immersive worlds, inspiring audiences and rewrite the rules of storytelling. Saturday the 13th of August, ACMI 2, 4pm to 5:30pm.
Tickets to the the 2016 Opening Night Gala, Centrepiece Gala and Eric Darnell are on sale now. You can also purchase 2016 Festival Passports, eMini Passes, Gift Vouchers and MIFF Membership at Melbourne International Film Festival 2016.