Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is the most significant screen event in Australia. The festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events.
MIFF showcases the best in current cinema from around the world as well as retrospectives, tributes and Talking Pictures discussion programs. Since its inception, MIFF has been committed to local film; it screens a wide array of Australian films every year, and hosts many celebratory world premieres of local films.
Complementing the screening program is MIFF's renowned industry program that includes an investment fund (the Premiere Fund) and the director's development program (Accelerator). MIFF's finance market (37°South) brings the national and international screen industry to Melbourne during the festival and celebrates Melbourne as a centre for screen business.