Last year the pandemic forced us to enjoy Melbourne International Film Festival from home – and though MIFF 68½ was a phenomenal effort, nothing can come close to catching a film on the big screen.
This year Australia’s longest-running film festival is back where it belongs: on dozens of screens in the best cinemas in town. (But you can also catch nearly 70 of the best movies online with MIFF Play, thanks to 2020’s forced innovation.)
The 2021 schedule is one of the best yet. It’s packed with films from just about every genre imaginable. There are stirring documentaries, big-name releases filled with star power, independent projects from around the world, collections of shorts and plenty of home-grown efforts from some of Australia’s most promising up-and-comers.
So head to the city, and catch a MIFF 2021 flick at the Capitol Theatre, the completely refurbed ACMI, Forum Melbourne, Hoyts Melbourne Central or Kino Cinemas.
Regardless of which cinema or showtime you go for, each of these spots is right next to some of the best eating and drinking in Melbourne. So fire up the group chat, book your tickets and reserve a table at these favourites. Just be sure to save room for popcorn and a choc-top.