Now in its 66th year, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has arrived, bringing with it 358 films to showcase the size and scope of film in the world today.
Featuring films from 68 countries, this year’s selection will be shown over 18 days, in 13 different venues across Melbourne.
Hosting much more than obscure films, the festival has continued to expand its awareness in the film-watching public presenting virtual reality experiences, industry-talk events, and looking at the different parts of the film-making tradition, in addition to traditional festival events.
The festival starts with the Opening night gala and premiere of Jungle starring Daniel Radcliff. Key events during the festival include the Pioneering Women selection, Australian film selection, a Sci-fi retrospective (and marathon), MIFF shorts, and a wealth of Industry public events. The festival also has a full list of film products including experimental, documentaries, large genres selections (like crime, thrillers, etc.), music on film, animation, virtual reality packages, among others.
The closing night will also feature the global premiere of Paul Williams’, Gurrumul, which tells the story of Dr Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. A profound exploration of a revered musical artist, his recent passing will make this premiere all the more significant.
Deserving of all the attention it gets, it is designed and suitable for anyone interested in the world on screen.
MIFF is on in Melbourne from 3 – 20 August 2017 offering films to suit any taste, nationality or style and is one festival not to be missed!
MIFF Trailer 2017