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Festival partners

We're home to a diverse range of festivals on Melbourne’s calendar.

Our cinemas and event spaces are filled with audiences year round, enjoying the best in films, live performance and talks.

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Meet our festival partners

Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC)

Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC)

Australia's premier event for documentary, factual and unscripted screen content.

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Birrarangga Film Festival (BFF)

A celebration of Indigenous filmmakers from across the globe showcasing their unique stories.

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A film collective of movie-lovers allowing audiences to see their most beloved films on the big screen again, or for the first time.

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Czech and Slovak Film Festival (CaSFFA)

A celebration of classic and contemporary cinema from Czechia, Slovakia and the former Czechoslovakia.

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Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA)

Unique film screenings that get viewers thinking and asking questions about the environment and our impact.

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Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF)

Exploring diverse and inspiring human stories through the mediums of film, art, music and forums.

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Indonesian Film Festival (IFF)

The largest celebration of Indonesian screen culture in Australia.

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Japanese Film Festival (JFF)

Celebrating the multifaceted landscape of Japanese cinema, from sensitive portrayals of modern everyday life to vibrant alternate worlds.

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Korean Film Festival Australia (KOFFIA)

Showcasing the wonder of Korean culture through film.

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Melbourne Cinémathèque

Australia's longest-running film society dedicated to screening significant works of international cinema.

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Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF)

Explore outstanding new and classic animation from Australia and around the world.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF)

The largest stand-alone comedy festival in the world, showcasing national and international acts.

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Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

A curated global program of innovative screen experiences and the world’s largest showcase of exceptional Australian filmmaking.

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF)

Showcasing the best in new and retrospective LGBTIQ+ cinema.

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Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF)

Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF)

Bringing people together to celebrate words and stories, and share the human experience.

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Russian Resurrection Film Festival

An annual celebration of one of the world’s most diverse film cultures.

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Series Mania

The world-renowned TV festival with an array of industry events and free public screenings.

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VCA Graduate Screenings

The latest graduating films from the film and television students at the Victorian College of the Arts.

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VCAA Top Screen

A unique opportunity to view the work of Victoria's next generation of filmmakers.

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