Offering some of the most talented and diverse content in film today, the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (MDFF) is on from Friday, 6 July to Saturday 14 July 2018.

Showcasing some of the most compelling content and featuring two world premieres, 10 Australian premieres, and 6 Melbourne premieres, from some of the world’s best film festivals, this event will feature more than 60 documentaries in competition screening over nine days.

The Festival’s opening screening is Filmworker, the incredible untold story of Stanley Kubrick’s right-hand man, showing on Friday, 6 July.

Hosted over nine days in six key venues across Melbourne, the Festival is guaranteed to provide a rich array of documentaries direct from the festival circuit. Guests attending this year’s festival include: Julian Boshier, from Swagger of Thieves, Jackie Ochs from Out of My Head, Eric Pato from Touching Sound and Thor Neureiter from Disaster Capitalism.

Documentaries screened during the festival will cover a range of content such as environmental devastation, indigenous issues, art and literature, social justice, geopolitics and Melbourne stories. The six MDFF venues are: Howler Art Space, Long Play, Cinema Nova, Backlot, Loop Bar, Music and Effects.

This year’s festival will also include a Master Class on Crowdfunding and Distribution to be held at Music and Effects on 7 July. This session will be held by leading Australian documentary distributor Fanforce, who are geared toward helping established and emerging filmmakers get ahead.

Find out more about films showing in this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival on their website here.


Dates: 6 - 14 July 2018

Locations: Multiple locations (CBD, South Yarra, Southbank, Brunswick, and Carlton North)

Cost: Admission costs apply (most ranging from $17 - $25)

MDFF Website