The biggest event on Melbourne’s cinematic calendar, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), is back for its 71st year. Returning from August 3 to 20, this year’s program is headlined by Sundance Audience Award-winning Australian drama Shayda, and Music on Film Gala feature Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story, which includes commentary from Kylie Minogue, Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen and Sting.

To celebrate the packed 2023 lineup, MIFF festival partner Campari is offering one lucky reader from Melbourne a complete festival experience valued at $4000. The winner will receive two tickets to the MIFF opening night at the Capitol and two tickets to MIFF Shorts Awards. The winner will also score a $500 voucher to spend on Campari cocktails (including an “official MIFF Negroni”) and Karen Martini-curated snacks at the Campari Cinema Lounge inside ACMI – the ideal spot for a pre- or post-film negroni – plus dinner for four at ACMI’s all-day diner Hero, and a one-night stay at Next Hotel.

Besides the headliners, this year’s MIFF program highlights Australian productions like MIFF-funded film The Rooster, set in regional Victoria and starring Hugo Weaving, plus acclaimed international productions including Past Lives from Korean-Canadian filmmaker Celine Song. The program’s documentary selection is typically sharp, headed by Tatiana Huezo’s Berlinale-winning doco The Echo. The full festival program is due to drop on Tuesday July 11.

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This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Campari.