MIFF 2009 opens for entries

24 November, 2008 by IF

[Press Release by Limelight PR]

The Melbourne International Film Festival is now open for entries for its 58th annual celebration of cinema. Screening nearly 260 feature films, the Melbourne International Film Festival is an iconic Melbourne cultural event and the pre-eminent launching platform into the Australian market.


“Contrary to all the recent talk about Australian films not connecting with a public, we pride ourselves on making vital connections, not only with Australian films but with films from all over the globe, with a passionate and energetic audience“ said Executive Director, Richard Moore.

Affectionately known as MIFF, the festival takes over the central city grid, peppered with laneways, bars and restaurants for a total of 17 exhilarating days. The festival enjoys annual admissions of more than 182,000, making it one of Melbourne’s most significant public events.

It’s the best festival I’ve been to. ~ Mads Mikkelsen, MIFF 2006

In addition to the features MIFF holds the most highly regarded short film competition in the Asia Pacific, The best MIFF shorts competition screens approximately 100 short films every year, including animation, experimental, documentary and fiction films. In 2009, the Festival will offer filmmakers from around the world the opportunity to compete for 10 awards, with prize money totalling AUD$35,000.

Melbourne International Film Festival early bird deadline: Short & Feature entries postmarked prior to 30 January, 2009 Late entry: Closes 13 March, 2009
The Festival: 24th July – August 9, 2009.

Entry forms are available online at melbournefilmfestival.com.au

For further information email submissions@melbournefilmfestival.com.au