Special Events

MIFF is excited to again present a special program of jaw-dropping fulldome screenings at the Melbourne Planetarium. Located at Scienceworks, the Planetarium features a 16-metre domed ceiling, reclining seats, a surround-sound stereo system and projection system that blankets the dome with a single, seamless, super high-resolution image resulting in spectacular colour and movement. ... Showcase 2 ... Read more
MIFF is again thrilled to present a special program of jaw-dropping fulldome screenings at the Melbourne Planetarium. This fulldome showcase features Ancient Skies and The Submergeance Trilogy. ... Europe’s Neolithic civilisations, far from being "savages", were highly intelligent, capable of extraordinarily skilled feats of engineering and astronomy. Ancient Skies explores this fascinating subjec... Read more
Always immensely popular, MIFF's annual program of jaw-dropping fulldome screenings at the Melbourne Planetarium is back. Don't miss this rare opportunity to take in a truly unique cinematic experience, lying back and immersing yourself in the stereo surround sound and super high-resolution images projected onto the 180-degree hemispherical dome ‘screen' above your head. ... Read more
Always immensely popular, MIFF’s annual program of jaw-dropping fulldome screenings at the Melbourne Planetarium is back. ... Don’t miss this rare opportunity to take in a truly unique cinematic experience, lying back and immersing yourself in the stereo surround sound and super high-resolution images projected onto the 180º hemispherical dome ‘screen’ above your head!... Read more
Screening as part of the MIFF Premiere Fund this year, Mother of Rock tells the story of Australian journalist Lillian Roxon, matriarch of the revolutionary late 60s New York music scene. In 1970 Germaine Greer dedicated The Female Eunuch to Lillian, a visionary woman who was ahead of her time. ... In this special event Germaine Greer speaks about the 60s New York scene and Lillian's influence on ... Read more
Joel Edgerton makes his startling directorial debut with a sly psychothriller about unwanted advances, unexpected consequences and unsettling the ghosts of the past. ... When Simon (Jason Bateman) and his wife Robyn (Rebecca Hall) accidentally run into Gordo (Joel Edgerton, who previously wrote MIFF 2014 Closing Night film Felony), one of Simon's old schoolmates, Simon doesn't even recognise the g... Read more
Giorgia Mangiemele's post-war films express a unique cinematic perspective, and four of his most important films have now been fully restored and re-mastered by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). ... MIFF and the NFSA present the launch of a new DVD Box Set, coproduced by NFSA and Ronin Films: The Giorgio Mangiamele Collection - Five Provocative Works From An Italian Filmmaker in Post-War... Read more
"Anti-glam pseudo-gangster crime film with a western vibe, Hell or High Water has it all. Sarcastic and pleasingly wild, [it] gives the well-trodden genre of heist flicks a surprising social dimension." – The Upcoming ... British director David Mackenzie follows his hugely popular Starred Up (MIFF 2014) with a bracingly smart and darkly funny foray into classic Americana. Working from a searing, a... Read more
Strap on your 3D glasses for a voyage into the outer reaches of deep space on Melbourne's biggest screen at IMAX. ... Join seven astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis as they embark on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. See the solar system in eye-popping 3D. ... Read more
"Almodóvar followers who have secretly been hankering for a return to the broad, transgressive comedy of his early work will be thrilled by I'm So Excited!, a hugely entertaining, feelgood celebration of human sexuality." - Variety ... Ten thousand feet in the air, Mexico-bound Peninsula Flight 2549 runs into trouble when its landing gear malfunctions, and the plane is put in a holding pattern. On... Read more
David Stratton (of ABC's At the Movies) talks candidly with Anna Karina about her experiences as a young actress in the thick of the nouvelle vague movement, what it was like to work with directors like Godard and Fassbinder, and about her own experiences as a filmmmaker, singer and icon of an era. This year MIFF has dedicated an entire program to the works of the iconic French New Wave actress an... Read more
Philippa Hawker, senior film writer for The Age, talks with French director Claire Denis (Beau travail, MIFF 00; Trouble Every Day, MIFF 03) about her approach to filmmaking, and about her new film 35 Shots of Rum, showing this year at MIFF. ... $25 full price $20 MIFF members ... MIFF passes are not valid ... Read more
MIFF programmer Nick Moore talks with minimalist composer Michael Nyman, who has written the scores for dozens of films including The Piano, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and The Draughtsman's Contract (showing this year at MIFF). Also screening in this year's MIFF program is Peter Greenaway's ribald masterpiece The Draughtsman's Contract, for which Michael Nyman composed a haunting, b... Read more
“If I've learned anything from big budget action movies it's that complicated global problems are best solved by one lonely guy.” ... Join the charismatic documentary filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me); as he speaks about his life and latest film, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? Hosted by John Safran (John Safran vs God, Music Jamboree). ... Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden... Read more
MIFF programmer Nick Moore talks with Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (the Pusher trilogy, MIFF 06) about his new film Bronson and his forthcoming projects. ... $25 full price$20 MIFF members ... MIFF passes are not valid. ... Read more
MIFF and Universal Pictures are proud to present the Gala Australian Premiere screening of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. ... Quentin Tarantino will personally introduce the Australian Premiere of his newest film, a World War II revenge fantasy about a Nazi-killing squad of US troops. ... Sunday 2 August, 4pm at the Forum Theatre ... $55 full price $50 MIFF members ... MIFF passes are n... Read more
A night of live performances by Gossip Pop, pig&machine with DP Wolf, and The Primitive Calculators, in conjunction with MIFF's Punk Becomes Pop program. ... An unanticipated exposure of bodily parts featuring The Primitive Calculators, Gossip Pop, and Pig&Machine with DPWolf. Bright abrupt appropriated and aggregated, a night where the virtual dead and the nearly dead do battle. Where popular cul... Read more
Live performances by Automaton, Botborg, Arf Arf and Cathy Vogan (SPK) in conjunction with the MIFF Punk Becomes Pop program ... Vocal, exploited and stolen, a night where the fascination of the mirrored self is exposedfor its true perversion. Where poetry is beaten, filmed and cut in black and white, and public boundaries are ignored and ratified. A night of performance presenting the feedback im... Read more
Joe Dante, the subject of this year's tribute Dante's Inferno, will discuss film, life and Hollywood in conversation with Italian journalist, author and former director of Torino Film Festival Giulia D'Agnello Vallan. ... Vallan returns to curate this programming stream after her successful curation of MIFF's tribute to George A. Romero in 2008. ... --- ... --- ... Read more
Join an epic pilgrimage to Mecca with this glorious IMAX cinema extravaganza. ... In 1325, a 21-year-old student set out alone from Tangiers and became one of the greatest human travellers the world has ever seen. His journey to Mecca was a pilgrimage that would span 30 years, endanger his life and bring him closer to God. His name was Ibn Battuta. ... Seven hundred years later, filmmaker Bruce Ne... Read more
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