102 feature films and 134 short films were screened from 25 July to 11 August
Program in Focus
The 45th MIFF program included the following sections: Contemporary World Cinema, Australian Panorama, Digita (where the worlds of digital media and cinema collide) and Robotica, Melbourne's first comprehensive exhibition and screening programme of all things robotic. Reel Dance, a specially curated programmed of dance works on film and video that encompasses visual records of performance, documentaries, contemporary experimental, conceptual and interpretive dance, was also screened. Programming staples, the Documentary stream and International Shorts Competition continued to feature.
Filmmaker in Focus
Ida Lupino. A retrospective of the actress-director's films were screened.
Opening Night Film
Children of the Revolution (Peter Duncan)