The Capitol acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

Melbourne International Film Festival


“We will again share a world of cinema, reignited, to welcome Melburnians back to places far beyond the familiarities of the last year.”

Al Cossar, Artistic Director, MIFF

Celebrating its 69th edition, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) returns in 2021 with an astonishing lineup of 283 international and Australian films and transformative screen experiences.

Highlights at The Capitol include the historical kaleidoscope Ablaze (2021), Alec Morgan and Tiriki Onusa’s compelling untold story of activism, resistance and politically-driven art-making; Gero von Boehm’s Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful (2020), an expansive portrait of the controversial fashion icon capturing both light and shade; and Palme d’Or contender Bergman Island (2021), the latest instalment in French writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve’s oeuvre of delicate, semi-autobiographical investigations into love.

Presented by Melbourne International Film Festival.