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Membership Benefits

More value year-round, and festival privileges

  • Exclusive member discounts on all ticket options.
  • Priority queueing and access to all festival venues, including the Forum Box Office (conditions apply).
  • Exclusive opportunity to purchase a Festival Passport (now limited to member-only purchase).
  • An invitation to the Members Festival Launch and an opportunity to collect an advance copy of the Festival Guide.
  • Opportunity to purchase sessions two days prior to the box office opening to the general public.
  • 10% discount on food and beverage at the Festival Lounge and Wine Bar.
  • Advance information on special festival offers, films and events.
  • Invitations to complimentary preview screenings of latest film releases for members each year, courtesy of MIFF members screening partners: Palace Cinemas, Cinema Nova, Classic Elsternwick, Lido Cinema and the Sun Theatre (conditions apply).
  • Concession entry to MIFF’s cinema partners upon presentation of a valid MIFF membership card – Currently these partners include: ACMICinema Nova, Palace Cinemas (Como, Westgarth, Balwyn, Brighton Bay, Dendy Brighton), Kino Cinemas, Classic ElsternwickLido CinemaAstor Theatre, Cameo Belgrave, Imax (20% discount), Mornington Cinema, Sun Theatre, Rivoli Cinemas.
    (Please note: Concession prices are not available at Cinema Nova on discount days (Mondays) and Saturday evenings after 5pm. All cinema partners may be subject to change).
  • Year-round parking discounts within the Melbourne CBD through Secure Parking (see Membership FAQ for more details)
  • Opportunities to win DVDs, further film preview passes and additional offers via the MIFF newsletter, Widescreen.
  • The satisfaction that comes from supporting a not-for-profit organisation that works tirelessly to increase diversity in film programming and exhibition.

Premium Member Benefits

Premium Members enjoy the ultimate festival experience.

  • The Premium Membership program is capped to an exclusive 40 people.
  • Premium Members receive a Festival Passport, which allows entry to every film at all venues throughout the festival (excluding special events).
  • Every Premium Member has reserved seating in each festival venue. Attend any session you like, and you’ll have one of the best seats in the house waiting for you. 
  • A dedicated Membership representative on call to assist with your festival needs
  • Each Premium Member receives an invitation for two to the gala Opening Night of the festival and the famous after-party.
  • Each Premium Member receives an invitation for two to the Closing Night of the festival and the famous after-party.
  • Premium membership includes a guarantee of a seat for you and a guest at any monthly member screening of your choice. Standard members receive a single pass to member screenings only.
  • Premium Members each receive an invitation to a function upon the launch of the festival to meet the other Premium Members and discuss your film schedules.
  • Premium Members also receive all of the benefits that regular MIFF members do, including discounts on cinema and theatre tickets purchased from MIFF partners.
  • As a Premium Member you’ll feel the satisfaction of helping support an organisation that shares your passion for cinema – and you’ll be helping in a very real way to foster the creation of new and innovative film both locally and internationally.



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