MIFF is pleased to announce that 2009 Opening & Closing Night tickets and Festival passes are now available for purchase.
This year, only MIFF members have the opportunity to purchase the Festival Passport, making membership a must for the essential Festival experience!
With almost 250 fabulous films on offer, the best way to see the 2009 Festival is to become a MIFF member. Not a member? JOIN NOW!
MELBOURNE 20 MAY 2009 – The 58th Melbourne International Film Festival is pleased to announce that two stand-out Australian films will open and close this year’s festival. The Melbourne International Film Festival Premiere Fund titles will present their World Premieres to eager MIFF audiences. “In only the second year of our film fund we are proud to be positioning the entire festival between the bookends of two new and very diverse Australian features. We open on a serious political note and will close in a riotous excess of colour and movement” said MIFF Executive Director Richard Moore.Read More
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
3 January 1923 – 15 May 2009
It is with great sadness that MIFF notes the passing of one of Australia’s most iconic film veterans, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell.
With an amazing body of work in film, television and on stage, Bud's career spanned more than 60 years. He appeared in classic Australian films such as Breaker Morant, Innocence and The Castle. Bud last graced the red carpet at MIFF in 2008 for the premiere of Three Blind Mice, in which he featured, and his presence will be sorely missed at future MIFFs. Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, MIFF salutes you.
MIFF is pleased to announce that 2009 Opening & Closing Night tickets and Festival passes will officially go onsale at 9.00am on Wednesday 20th May. Check the website on Wednesday for price details.
This year, only MIFF members have the opportunity to purchase the Festival Passport, making membership a must for the essential Festival experience! With almost 250 fabulous films on offer, the best way to see the 2009 Festival is to become a MIFF member. Not a member - JOIN NOW!
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The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is asking filmmakers to submit their short film for the Lights, Camera, TRACKtion: Melbourne Shorts presented by Yarra Trams competition. This special event will be held at the 2009 Festival to celebrate Melbourne’s iconic trams on film. Entry is open to all short films and must feature either a tram or trams as a focal point or as imagery in the film.
Melbourne’s screen culture leaders and cinephile community are coming together to support the Victorian Bushfire Appeal with a one-off fundraising screening of Matteo Garrone’s award-winning drama, Gomorrah.
MIFF Premiere Fund co-financed film Bastardy (MIFF08) has won the Film Critics Circle of Australia’s Jury Prize for Best Documentary. Congratulations to Amiel Courtin-Wilson and the cast and crew of Bastardy!
The Melbourne International Film Festival’s 37ºSouth Market and the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) have announced a strategic partnership, cementing MIFF 37ºSouth Market as the PFM’s exclusive Australia/NZ organisational partner.Read More
Congratulations to Steph Green, 2008 Accelerator participant, and Tamara Anghie for their Oscar nomination for BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM for New Boy.
New Boy (Network Ireland Television) A Zanzibar Films Production, won the Shannon’s Way Award for Short Film Promoting Human Rights at best MIFF Shorts.
The only way to experience MIFF this Summer is on a deckchair at Federation Square. For the first time ever, the Melbourne International Film Festival, in conjunction with Federation Square, presents a series of films on the big screen titled MIFF on Deck Chairs throughout February.
The MIFF Premiere Fund Round Five applications are due for submission on 09 January 2009.