Melbourne International Film Festival has been running since 1952. As far back as we can remember, it's been outdoing itself with each successive program. This year's schedule is shaping up to be another huge one, and features 350-plus films, from dark comedies to documentaries.
This year MIFF will be spreading a little wider than usual, introducing five new venues. There’s the newly re-opened Capitol Theatre, plus the auditorium at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins Street, Cinema Nova in Carlton, Arts House in North Melbourne and Plenary at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
One of the great things about attending MIFF, though: it's more than great films. Some of Melbourne's best restaurants and bars are walking distance from each cinema, making for a whole night out. Fire up the group chat, book your tickets and reserve a table at one of our favourite restaurants below.