The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is an iconic Melbourne event. MIFF hosts a feast of cinematic delicacies from over 50 countries for nineteen days each Winter, heavily garnished with a range of parties and special events that cast a celebratory mood over the city. The Festival enjoys annual admissions of more than 182,000, making it one of Melbourne's significant public events.
- MIFF has Australia's largest film festival programme and audience
- MIFF is Australia's most critically acclaimed film festival
- MIFF has enjoyed a period of rapid expansion over the past ten years, growing its audience size by 230% since 1996.
- MIFF has a rich history celebrating 57 years in 2008, which makes it one of the oldest film festivals in the world.
In addition to screening films from around fifty countries, MIFF is Australia's largest showcase of new Australian cinema and most vocal champion of both emerging and established local filmmaking talent.