In an exciting offering for local audiences, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will return to Bunjil Place in February to present some of the best from the recent film program on the big screen.
Presented over four nights under the stars, this unmissable event will screen some of the most popular films from MIFF 2023, which you can enjoy alongside live performances, Q&As with filmmakers, and drinks and food.
Running from Thursday 1 February to Sunday 4 February, the program will kick off with the MIFF Shorts Program showcasing four short films each influenced by the life and cultural experiences of the filmmakers. The next three nights will screen a feature film each from 8.00 pm, following live music performances from 7.00 pm.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff said Council was proud to be able to offer unique cultural experiences to local audiences through our world-class entertainment precinct Bunjil Place.
“The MIFF Summer Screening Program promises to be a great local night out for film lovers or those just wanting a unique summer experience,” she said.
“With live music performances, filmmaker Q&A sessions, a delectable menu and refreshing drinks, all complemented by an outstanding lineup of Australian and international films, you don’t want to miss this cinematic celebration at Bunjil Place. Join us for a mesmerising experience under the stars, where film, culture and entertainment converge.”
Tickets are just $10 per night, or $35 for all four nights – and include a complimentary drink on arrival.
MIFF SUMMER SCREENING PROGRAM:
Thicker Than Water - Cultural Connections - MIFF Shorts Program
Thursday 1 February, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Become enveloped in this poetic and enthralling collection of local and international award-winning narratives, each influenced by the life and cultural experiences of the filmmakers at the helm. Featuring stories of youth navigating cultural identity in search of belonging, a childhood disrupted by political unrest, and a claustrophobic portrait of an unravelling father-son relationship - they're sure to leave a lasting impact.
Friday 2 February, 7.00 pm - 9.35 pm
Relive the most thrilling moments of Australia’s beloved tennis tournament in this chronicle of its ascent to top-seed status on the global stage. Directed by Ili Baré, the film interweaves archival material with footage from legendary games, exploring the tournament's evolution and its impact on Australian culture.
Saturday 3 February, 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Cannes Best Actress winner Zar Amir-Ebrahimi (Holy Spider, MIFF 2022) anchors this Sundance Audience Award–winning portrait of a brave Iranian mother seeking a new life for herself and her daughter. The film, supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, is a moving story of resilience, independence, and the sacrifices of a mother's love.
Ego - The Michael Gudinski Story
Sunday 4 February, 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Embark on the wild ride of maverick entrepreneur Michael Gudinski, who defied convention and revolutionised the Australian music industry over five decades. Directed by Paul Goldman and produced by Bethany Jones, Ego delves into Gudinski's audacious journey, from launching Mushroom Records to shaping the Australian music landscape.
For the full event schedule, further details on each film and to purchase tickets visit the Bunjil Place website.