The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is an annual film festival held over three weeks in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1952 and is one of the Oldest film festivals in the world. MIFF is one of Melbourne’s four major film festivals, in addition to the Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF), Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) and Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF). As of 2017, the Festival’s Artistic Director is Michelle Carey

History
Melbourne is a significant city in the history of film: The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), the World’s first full-length feature film, was Filmed in the city.Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the Oldest film festivals in the world and has become the most notable screen event in Australia. An Iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in various Theatres in the Melbourne CBD, Presenting an acclaimed screening program including films from local and international Filmmakers, alongside industry events

MIFF is the largest film festival in both Australia and the southern Hemisphere, and is Australia’s largest showcase of new Australian cinema. The 2012 festival generated A$8 million for the Victorian economy. As of 2013, the festival is Accredited by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Australian Film Institute and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. As of 2013, the festival’s CEO is Maria Amato, Carey is the Artistic Director and Mark Woods is MIFFs Industry Director/Executive Producer

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