Melbourne International Film Festival heads to Mildura

Published on 04 October 2016


The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is once again presenting their Travelling Showcase of films from their 2016 event.  

With the support of the Victorian State Government, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) will visit eight regional centres, including Mildura, with a series of weekend programs showcasing selected international and MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Australian films.

General Manager for Community Martin Hawson said it was wonderful the festival was coming back to our region again this year with films showing at Mildura Arts Centre and Deakin Cinema Complex.

“The regional travelling festival re-launched in Mildura in 2014 after a six year absence and will be back once again this weekend with matinees and a Friday and Saturday night screening,” Mr Hawson said.

“Highlights of the program this year include first time director Rémi Chayé’s animated tale Long Way North. It’s the story of 15-year-old Russian aristocrat Sasha, who travels to the Arctic to find her missing grandfather,” Mr Hawson said.

On Saturday evening Mildura Arts Centre will screen The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, featuring well know Australian actress Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds), her daughter Matilda Brown and Xavier Samuel (the Twilight series).

The film had its world premiere at the festival and is the first feature length film for Director Cris Jones.

The film follows Otto Bloom, a man experiencing his life in reverse, passing through time backwards while remembering the future.

“The program offers a wonderful opportunity for our community to watch films that often don’t get released in regional areas,” Mr Hawson said.

“I encourage locals to make the most of it and book their tickets now and enjoy a weekend at the movies,” Mr Hawson said.


MIFF Traveling Film Festival Mildura movie screening times and venues include:





Long Way North

Mildura Arts Centre

Saturday 8 October


The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

Mildura Arts Centre

Saturday 8 October


The Family

Deakin Cinema Complex

Friday 7 October



Deakin Cinema Complex

Sunday 9 October



For more information on the films showing visit

To book tickets for The Death and Life of Otto Bloom and Long Way North please go online at or call (03) 5018 8330 to book tickets.


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