For the past 64 years, Melbourne has transformed itself into an international cultural capital bringing artists, filmmakers, directors, actors, film critics and film enthusiasts from all over the world to Melbourne. This year proves to be no different as the city, its residents and businesses prepare to host the annual Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
To celebrate the upcoming MIFF, we will take a look at its history, what is planned for the 2017 festival and how you can participate.
A Brief Look at the History of the MIFF
MIFF dates back to 1952. It was established to help build an enlightened and engaged society through the use of film. To do this, the festival provided people with easy access to a variety of high-quality films created by some of the best in the Australian film industry.
Over the years, MIFF has grown into a three-week event. It attracts the attention of film lovers, critics, artists and film industry professionals from all over the world. It is now considered to be one of the oldest, most prestigious film festivals on the planet.
MIFF Information for 2017
The 2017 MIFF takes place from 3 – 20 August 2017. Films and events during MIFF will be held at one of nine venues throughout the city.
The website for the festival www.miff.com.au
The Impact MIFF has on Melbourne
MIFF may seem like just a regular event that shows multiple films, but it is so much more than that. Melbourne’s economy sees a major boost as people flock from all over the world.
Whether you live locally or internationally, consider supporting this amazing cultural event.