Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has been running since 1952. As far back as we can remember, it's been outdoing itself with each successive program.
While this year’s physical event had to be called off because of coronavirus concerns, the organisers have decided to pivot to a completely virtual format. In its 69th year, the event is dubbed MIFF 68 1/2: A Digital Film Festival.
Keeping its original dates, from August 6 to 23, digital attendees will be able to access ticketed screenings of around 40 new-release features and documentaries from around the world. (Expect to see a number of films already planned for this year’s program.)
Plus, there’ll be shorts in the categories of Australian, international, animation and documentary; new works by emerging filmmakers; and a virtual talks program.
The full line-up will be announced on July 14.