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Next Gen

MIFF established the Next Gen program in 2007 to enrich the cinema experience for younger viewers, and to stimulate discussion and social awareness. The films in 2014 offer movie lovers of all ages the chance to see intelligent, entertaining and diverse films from around the world.

Eight films have been programmed and scheduled with school screenings in mind, and school bookings will open on Monday 19 May 2014; study guides are available for all of these films. Several additional films will screen at family-friendly times on weekends during the festival. General public bookings for Next Gen screenings will open on Friday 11 July 2014. The festival runs from 31 July until 17 August 2014.

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School Screening Program

Study Guides

To complement the Next Gen screening program, the Australian Teachers of Media has produced study guides to accompany the films programmed for school groups.


All films featured in the Next Gen program are approved for screening by the Australian Classification Board and open to all ages; however, people under the age of 15 must attend with an adult guardian. Click here for more information about classification.


Please read the FAQS for questions regarding bookings and payments, checking a film’s age appropriateness, accessibility, parking and travel, languages, classroom resources and more.