13 Australian films featured in MIFF’s first glance titles

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. In its platinum anniversary year, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will celebrate in style, returning to cinemas from 4-21 August with an expansive program of acclaimed international cinema, local World Premieres and a ready-made Australian classic set to debut at…

MIFF establishes the Southern Hemisphere’s richest feature film competition

Enjoy Cinema Australia? Click below to… Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced that its 70th anniversary edition in August will include the debut of the annual MIFF Film Competition. Already the Southern Hemisphere’s largest and longest-running film festival, MIFF will now also offer one of the world’s most substantial festival prize pools. Initially comprising…

More Australian films announced for MIFF

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia below. Celebrating its 69th edition, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has revealed its 2021 program, with an astonishing lineup of 283 international and Australian films and transformative screen experiences. Presenting 199 feature films, 84 shorts and 10 XR experiences, the program includes…

MIFF returns with an epic lineup of Australian films

Help us continue to cover more Australian films by making a donation to Cinema Australia. Following a disruptive 2020, this year’s film festival season is in full swing! Revelation Perth International Film Festival is about to kick off in Perth. Sydney Film Festival recently gave audiences a sneak peak at its 2021 program. CinefestOZ is gearing…

Here’s your complete list of Australian feature films screening at MIFF

Celebrating its 67th year, The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has today unveiled its 2018 program. Featuring 254 feature films, 120 shorts and 19 virtual reality experiences, the festival will include 27world premieres and 168 Australian premieres over 18 action-packed days of cinema. Here’s your complete list of Australian feature films screening at MIFF. For…

Trailer of the Day: Pawno

Pawno is a character driven film about change, hope and identity. Within a day, an eclectic ensemble intersect as lives are examined and motives explored. At its heart lies a simple love story, yet love is rarely simple. An aging pawn shop in Footscray is the pulse for an assortment of people attempting to survive, thrive…

Melbourne International Film Festival First Glance: Downriver and Holding the Man to premiere

The Melbourne International Film Festival revealed a sneak peak of its 2015 program today and it’s got the Cinema Australia team very excited. Some highlights of the program include Grant Scicluna’s Downriver, Neil Armfield’s highly anticipated Holding the Man, and short film The Nice House, following  2015 Australian of the Year and domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty. The…

Industry News: Four-year Continuation of MIFF Premiere Fund

The State Government of Victoria has promised a $3.8 million four-year renewal of the Melbourne International Film Festival MIFF Premiere Fund, which provides strategic minority co-financing to new Australian films that then go on to premiere at MIFF. “The MIFF Premiere Fund’s continuation is important for MIFF, audiences, local filmmakers, and the State’s creative economy,” said…