Years running: 68 (since 1952)

Melbourne International Film Festival

International Film Festival in Melbourne.


The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the world’s oldest film festivals. The Festival has a large, dedicated and growing audience with a well-established public profile as a major event on the Australian calendar. The Festival is a unique event in Australia, with a vibrant screening program, a loyal audience, and industry initiatives providing opportunities for Australian filmmakers at many levels.

In recent years, MIFF has successfully extended its activities to include a raft of industry and filmmaker focused programs to complement its core business, the screening program. 


  • Stella Artois Audience Poll (Feature Films),
  • Grand Prix (Best Short Film AUS$ 7000),
  • Best Documentary Short (AUS$ 3000),
  • Best Fiction Short (AUS$ 3000),
  • Best Animated Short (AUS$ 3000),
  • Best Experimental Short (AUS$ 3000),
  • Best Student Production (AUS$ 3000),
  • Best Short Promoting Human Rights,
  • FIPRESCI Prize.


  • Films must have been completed after 1 January 2018.
  • The Film has not and will not be screened in the state of Victoria, Australia, in any form or duration. 
  • Submissions are to be made via official site or Withoutabox system.

Additional Information

The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Screening Media Type: 35 мм, 16 мм, DCP, Pro-Res

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • General Manager: Mrs. Petrina Dorrington
  • Artistic Director: Mrs. Michelle Carey




Official website



Melbourne International Film Festival, Submissions
GPO Box 4982
Melbourne, VIC, 3001

Phone: +613 8660 4888 
Fax: +613 9654 2561

Social Networks:

Вы представитель фестиваля?

Редактируйте информацию о фестивале самостоятельно

Sign up
Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    November 02, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    November 30, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    February 01, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    March 29, 2019
  • Notifications
    June 30, 2019
  • Event dates
    1 — 18 August 2019
Categories & Fees

40mins or less in length (including credits).

  • Earlybird Deadline — A$70
  • Regular Deadline — A$90
  • Late Deadline — A$110
  • Earlybird Deadline — A$90
  • Regular Deadline — A$110
  • Late Deadline — A$130
Интересные фестивали

Виджет фестиваля