Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

The MDFF showcases the most thought-provoking, passionate, eclectic and diverse documentaries from Australia and around the world.

TICKET INFORMATION - sessions $21 adult / $16 concession 

CLOSING NIGHT, Sunday July 28: 8.45pm - $25 adult / $20 concession

FESTIVAL PASSES (Not valid for closing night) - 5-film pass (Mini-Pass): $75, 10-film pass (Festival Pass): $150.

Q&A discussion following film! SINGLED [OUT] tells the story of five educated women in four corners of the world: Jules in ... more

Featuring Q&A with directors! STRANGE TENANTS: SKA'D FOR LIFE Director: Fiona Cochrane Runtime:55 mins Premiere: World Premiere Strange Tenants were the “Godfathers of Australian Ska”, ... more

MDFF: Last Stop, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

THE LAST STOP Director: Todd Nilssen Premiere Status: Australian Premiere The Elan School was the last stop. Set deep in the ... more

MDFF: Defending a Monster

Opening Date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

Directors: Marc Menet and Scott Prestin Premiere Status: Australian Premiere “Sam, could you do me a favour?” Thus, begins a story ... more

DESOLATION CENTRE Director: Stuart Swezey Runtime: 93 minutes Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere Previous Festivals: Slamdance, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Doxa, ... more

MDFF: Waiting: The Van Duren Story

Opening Date: Friday, 26 Jul 2019

Featuring Q&A with filmmakers Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere Previous Festivals: Gold Coast Film Festival Born out of the ashes of Big Star, arguably ... more

MDFF: Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road

Opening Date: Friday, 26 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere Featuring a Q&A with filmmakers. The story of guitar icon Tommy Emmanuel, whose journey takes him from ... more

MDFF: Skidrow Marathon

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

SKIDROW MARATHON Featuring a Q&A with director! Premiere Status: Australian Premiere. Previous Festivals: Traverse City Film Festival When a criminal court ... more

Jul 27th, 2019

MDFF: Docs After Dark Program 4 - Ballad of a Righ

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

BALLAD OF A RIGHTEOUS MERCHANT Director: Herbert Golder Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: American Documentary Film ... more

MDFF: Accidental Climber / Chasing the Jet St

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

DOUBLE FEATURE! Accidental Climber and Chasing the Jet Stream Plus Q&A with filmmakers ACCIDENTAL CLIMBER Director: Steven Orbitt Runtime: 1 hour 7 ... more

MDFF: Looby

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

Plus Q&A Premiere Status: World Premiere LOOBY is the story of what happens when an artist chooses to speak out. ... more

MDFF: JR 'Bob' Dobbs & the Church of the SubGenius

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

J.R 'Bob' Dobbs and the Church of the Sub Genius Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: SXSW, Dallas International Film Festival The ... more

Jul 27th, 2019

MDFF: Dosed

Opening Date: Saturday, 27 Jul 2019

July 27, 28, 31: Sold Out. Encore screening July 30 - tix on sale below! Premiere Status: Australian premiere Previous Festivals: ... more

MDFF: Right to Harm

Opening Date: Sunday, 28 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: Big Sky Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival Through the riveting stories of ... more

MDFF: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Opening Date: Sunday, 28 Jul 2019

ANTHROPOCENE THE HUMAN EPOCH Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky Runtime: 1 hour 27 mins Premiere ... more

MDFF: Art of Incarceration

Opening Date: Sunday, 28 Jul 2019

July 28th session SOLD OUT. Encore session by popular demand Wednesday 31st July at 6.30pm on sale below Premiere Status: World Premiere Featuring ... more

MDFF: Melbourne Stories Program 2

Opening Date: Sunday, 28 Jul 2019

Sun July 28: Sold Out. Encore Wed July 31 now on sale. KARTIKA: 9 WAYS OF SEEING Director: Chris Basile Runtime: ... more

MDFF: Unravelling Athena

Opening Date: Sunday, 28 Jul 2019

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere Previous Festivals: Manchester International Film Festival UNRAVELLING ATHENA is a feature documentary that chronicles the journey ... more

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