2019 First Glance

MIFF is pleased to reveal the first suite of films that will shape our
 2019 program. The full program will be announced on Tuesday 9 July.

Tickets for selected special events – including the Opening Night Gala, the Centrepiece Gala and the Family Gala – are on sale now. Tickets for the full #MIFF2019 program will go on sale on Friday 12 July (with a pre-sale on 10 and 11 July for MIFF Members). 

MIFF is also thrilled to announce this year's program will screen across existing venues as well as a triumphant return to the newly refurbished Capitol Theatre, alongside several other new festival venues: Plenary at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins Auditorium and Carlton's Cinema Nova, as well as an amplified presence at the iconic Astor Theatre.

In addition, look for an expanded presentation of VR with the collaboration of our new VR partner, Arts House.


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Alia Shawkat and Holliday Grainger give a beautiful authenticity to Australian director Sophie Hyde’s adaptation of the acclaimed novel that Caitlin Moran described as ‘Withnail & I for girls’.

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Come To Daddy

As an insufferably moustachioed millennial battling for his estranged father’s affections, Elijah Wood is characteristically brilliant in Ant Timpson’s unpredictably bizarre and hilarious directorial debut.

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A Dog Called Money

In this dynamic, globe-trotting mix of travelogue and music documentary, revered rocker PJ Harvey roams the world in search of inspiration for a recording project.

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