Early Announce Galas

Get excited! In the lead-up to our 71st edition this August, we’ve announced our 2023 Opening Night Gala and our first ever Music on Film Gala.

General public tickets are available now.



Opening Night Gala


Thursday 3 August

Red carpet, drink on arrival, guest introductions + drinks, canapés and entertainment at afterparty

Cannes Best Actress winner Zar Amir-Ebrahimi (Holy Spider, MIFF 2022) anchors this Sundance Audience Award–winning portrait of a mother seeking a new life for herself and her daughter. Supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund and co-starring Leah Purcell, Jillian Nguyen and Osamah Sami, the feature debut from MIFF Accelerator Lab alumna Noora Niasari (Tâm, MIFF 2020) is a moving story of resilience, freedom, and the sacrifices and strength of maternal love.

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Music on Film Gala

Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story

Thursday 10 August

Red carpet, drink on arrival + guest introductions

Michael Gudinski revolutionised Australian music, nurturing iconic artists through his star-making label Mushroom Records. Featuring interviews with Kylie Minogue, Dave Grohl, Sting, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Jimmy Barnes, this rollicking film by acclaimed director Paul Goldman (Suburban Mayhem, MIFF 2006) is a uniquely Australian tribute to a much-loved industry legend.

Presented by 3RRR and Mountain Goat Beer

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