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72nd Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne, Australia, August 8 to 25, 2024

November deadline

November 30, 2023

December deadline

December 31, 2023

January deadline

January 31, 2024

February deadline

February 15, 2024


(Feature and Short films (all genres), episodic, XR) 

The Melbourne International Film Festival is currently accepting applications for its 2024 edition. 


  • Competitive: Yes 
  • Entry fees: Yes
  • Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the festival via FilmFreeway.  



Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. The festival offers several sections dedicated to international films: International Panorama, Documentaries, Night Shift (genre  films), International Shorts, etc.  

MIFF Shorts Awards: films in this category are competing for several cash prizes and the winners of the Grand Prix for Best Short, Best Animation Short and Best Documentary Short awards become eligible to submit their film for the Academy Awards® in 2024

Telefilm Canada recognizes selection of feature films in the Melbourne International Film Festival as part of its International Promotion Program

International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal 
1 800 567-0890