MIFF announces online version for August in an excited flurry of change

The Melbourne International Film Festival, known for its commanding sprawl over 17 days, has gone boutique, digital and national in a huge internal rebuild.

The Melbourne International Film Festival has announced an online version of their 69th festival due between 6-23 August. Called MIFF 68½, it will contain around forty features and 30-40 short films.

According to Festival Director Al Cossar, ‘This project is to make a positive contribution to our audience in the middle of a really difficult situation, when the world is more distant and disconnected.’

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.