Victoria is currently in a snap 7-day lockdown, where public gatherings are not permitted. These restrictions are expected to remain in place until Thursday 12 August 2021, subject to public health advice.
Whether in-cinema MIFF screenings, including the Gala opening of The Drover’s Wife can go ahead as planned from the 12th, remains up in the air. Our sincere sympathies go out to the festival organisers and anyone involved in a film that’s scheduled to premiere. It’s a year of disappointments. MIFF issued an email to subscribers today saying: