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Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival
GPO Box 4982
VIC 3001 Melbourne
phone +613 8660 4888
fax +613 9654 2561
email: miff@miff.com.au

Artistic Director
Al Cossar

Year of Foundation 1952

Event Date from 06 August 2020 till 23 August 2020

Event Date !!! transformed (online) !!!

in Melbourne, Australia

International Competition

Sections Accent on Asia; Australian Showcase; Backbeat; Documentaries; International Panorama; Masters and Restorations; MIFF Premiere Showcase; Next Gen; Night Shift; Short Film Packages; Short Films (Competition), and others.

Category Short, Feature

Terms of Entry short films: 40 min 29 sec and less; feature films more than 40 min 30 sec.; films must have been completed after 1 January 2019. Documentary and fictional films eligible

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 16 mm, 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline Shorts+VR Australian: Nov(34$)/Dec(47$)/Jan(80$)/Feb(90$)/Mar(100$)
Shorts+VR International: Nov(47$)/Dec(54$)/Jan(90$)/Feb(100$)/Mar(110$)
Features Australian: Nov(54$)/Dec(61$)/Jan(100$)/Feb(110$)/Mar(120$)
Features International: Nov(61$)/Dec(68$)/Jan(110$)/Feb(120$)/Mar(130$)
Works in Progress: only accepted in March

Attendance Figures 173,000

Participants of the Film Industry about 260 participants (distributors, producers, TV programers, international sales agents, festival programers/scouts)

Prizes/Awards MIFF Audience Award, Shorts Awards

German Films


Australian Premiere
EXILE (EXIL) by Visar Morina (DE/BE/XK, Komplizen Film)
HONG KONG MOMENTS by Bing Zhou (DE/CN, gebrueder beetz Filmproduktion)
LARA by Jan Ole Gerster (Schiwago Filmproduktion)
MARTIN MARGIELA: IN HIS OWN WORDS by Reiner Holzemer (DE/BE, Reiner Holzemer Film)
NIMIC by Yorgos Lanthimos (DE/GB/US, Rekorder)
NO HARD FEELINGS (FUTUR DREI) by Faraz Shariat (Jünglinge Film, Jost Hering Filme, Iconoclast Germany, La Mosca Bianca Films)
PARIS CALLIGRAMMES by Ulrike Ottinger (DE/FR, zero one film)
THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN by Sandra Wollner (AT/DE, The Barricades, Film Academy Baden-Württemberg)

Prizes for German films 2015
City of Melbourne Grand Prix for Best Short Film

People's Choice Awards - MIFF 2015 Top 10 Feature Films
7th: PHOENIX by Christian Petzold
8th: VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper

Number of Films Shown approx. 400 films from around 50 countries

Media Coverage approx. 150 local and international accredited journalists (TV, radio, print media and Internet)

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation "Test Screenings" for Australian product potentially suitable for a cinema release; hence close cooperation between the festival and Australian producers/distributors. One of the renown festivals on the international festival schedule; considered an interesting window on domestic as well as international film production. Special promotion of Australian co-productions.

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