The First Glance at MIFF 2024 Is Here

The first films of MIFF 2024 have arrived!
The Melbourne International Film Festival have unveiled the First Glance at their exciting 2024 program, ahead of the full program landing on Thursday 11 July.

Below are a few of the highlights from this first look, all of which will be screening during the festival this August.

More info on this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival is available here:

Memoir of a Snail - Opening Night Gala

The eagerly awaited stunning new feature from Academy Award winner Adam Elliot.
This beautifully hand-crafted stop motion marvel is a touching coming-of-age story like no other. Filmed in Melbourne and featuring an all-star cast of local talent including Sarah Snook, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jacki Weaver, Eric Bana, Magda Szubanski and Nick Cave.

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Ellis Park - Music on Film Gala

Everyone can impact the world around them in their own way; in the dark times of the COVID-19 pandemic famed musician Warren Ellis found his way to make a difference. This new feature documentary from director Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Nitram) details how Ellis took stock of his life, and used this time to set up an animal sanctuary in Sumatra.

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Menus Plaisirs - Les Troisgros

Founded in 1930 in central France, the Troisgros family restaurant has been holding 3 Michelin stars for 55 years over four generations. In his 44th feature documentary, legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us into the kitchen and explores this family’s culinary world as the restaurant is handed over to the 4th generation of Troisgros chefs.

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Occupied City

The past collides with our precarious present in Oscar winner Steve McQueen’s bravura documentary. With OCCUPIED CITY, McQueen creates two interlocking portraits: a door-to-door excavation of the Nazi occupation that stills haunts his adopted home of Amsterdam, and a vivid journey through the last years of pandemic and protest.

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Teaches of Peaches

Filmed during The Teaches of Peaches Anniversary Tour in 2022, this documentary seamlessly weaves together exclusive archival gems with dynamic tour footage capturing the transformative journey of Canadian Merrill Nisker into the internationally acclaimed cultural powerhouse Peaches.

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We Were Dangerous

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at SXSW Film Festival, this fiercely feminist Māori-led debut feature follows the friendship of three misfit teens trapped at an institution inconveniently situated on a tiny island. The school’s mission is to transform delinquents from barbarism to domestication.

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