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Everyone's a Critic Finalists Chosen!


2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpgSo, you all got a bit critical for MIFF and Portable Film Festival’s ‘Everyone’s a Critic’ competition...half stars were awarded, discerning looks were made, arguments sparked, and a range of promos were sent through for our (and your) consideration...

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Inglourious Basterds Sold Out


Both sessions of Inglourious Basterds have now sold out!

Which Films to Choose?


First_take_logonews.jpgNeed help with choosing which film to see at MIFF09?
No time to read the Festival Guide to see what films might take your fancy?
Overwhelmed by the amount of choice?

Well we have just the passes for you! All the stress of selecting films will be a thing of the past if you choose to purchase one of MIFF's newly created Director's Pick or First Take Passes. FURTHER INFORMATION.


Festival Program Released!


2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpgThe 2009 MIFF Festival Program has been released and tickets are now onsale. Get your copy of the Guide in today's copy of The Age! Or dive into the website and start choosing your films now! Enjoy the read! 

Full Program Released Friday 10 July!


2009_MIFFnewsicon.jpgThe full program will be released via The Age and on the MIFF website from 11am on Friday 10 July. Tickets to films and special events will go onsale at that time via the website, from the MIFF Box Office @ The Forum and via phone sales on 03) 9662 3722.

Media Accreditation Closed


2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpgPlease note that media accreditation for MIFF 2009 is now closed.

MIFF Trailers Online!


Astronautsnews.jpgCheck out our fabulous trailers for MIFF09 created by our great friends at Badjar Ogilvy. Emos, astronauts, wrestlers... Everyone's a critic!

MIFF Launched! Guests Galore...


Astronautsnews.jpgCult movie director Quentin Tarantino and East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta are among the celebrity guests who will attend the 2009 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
President Ramos-Horta will join Australian actors Anthony LaPaglia, Gyton Grantley and Nathan Phillips at the world premiere of Balibo, about the deaths of five Australian-based journalists in East Timor, on Friday, July 24 - the opening night of the festival. READ MORE @

Everyone's A Critic Competition!


2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpgEntries for the Everyone's a Critic competition for Portable Film Festival close today at 5pm so get them in quickly! FURTHER DETAILS.

Opening Night Sold Out!


2009_BranNueDaeNews.jpgOur Opening Night is now sold out however we are currently offering a waiting list in the event of any cancellations. To register on our waiting list please click here. Closing Night tickets to Bran Nue Dae and Festival Passes are still available. These are selling fast so we urge you to book early to avoid disapointment! Book Closing Night tickets HERE.

Volunteers Applications Now Closed


2009MIFFlogonewsicon.jpgApplications to volunteer for MIFF 09 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who has applied. The Venues Coordinator will be in touch with you soon.

Meet the MIFF Programmers - Members Only Event!


2009_MIFFnewsicon.jpgEver wondered what it’s like to travel the world attending festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, Rotterdam and Toronto? Do you ponder about how films are selected for MIFF each year? What the selection criteria is or what makes a film relevant? Or do you want to know what the must-see films of MIFF 09 are? If these thoughts have crossed your mind then come along to this MIFF Members ONLY special event where you will hear Michael Agar talk at length to MIFF’s Executive Director, Richard Moore, and Senior Programmer, Michelle Carey. Not a member? Join now!

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