Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

MDFF: Eternal Spring

Opening Date: Wednesday, 20 Jul 2022

Facing denunciations of their banned faith in the Chinese state media, an engineer named Liang and a hulking grain worker ... more

Jul 20th, 2022

MDFF: Patou: In Black and White

Opening Date: Thursday, 21 Jul 2022

With a career that spans over four decades and across the globe, Jamaican singer Pat Powell (PATOU) is one of Australia’s ... more

Jul 21st, 2022

MDFF: Australia My Home: An Albanian Migration

Opening Date: Friday, 22 Jul 2022

*Australian Premiere* The instability and horrors that accompanied the 20th Century were a major cause of human exodus, and Australia became ... more

Jul 22nd, 2022

MDFF: Shorts Session 2

Opening Date: Saturday, 23 Jul 2022

PHOSPHERENES: The colours we see when you close your eyes tightly or press them with your fingers. Inviting you to ... more

Jul 23rd, 2022

MDFF: Shorts Session 1

Opening Date: Saturday, 23 Jul 2022

STITCHED TOGETHER: In a small town outside Melbourne, a community of unlikely activists fight climate change with their sewing machines ... more

Jul 23rd, 2022

MDFF: Garden of Evil, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 23 Jul 2022

This is a story of two environmentalists Sir Peter Blake and eco-warrior Pete Bethune, who were brutally attacked in the ... more

Jul 23rd, 2022

MDFF: Where the Water Starts

Opening Date: Saturday, 23 Jul 2022

Listed as a national heritage area in 2008 the Australian Alps is the birthplace of some of our iconic rivers. ... more

Jul 23rd, 2022

MDFF: Shorts Session 3

Opening Date: Sunday, 24 Jul 2022

WALLACE – Directed by Ali Jahani: WALLACE explores a hypothetical final day of his life as he comes into terms ... more

Jul 24th, 2022

MDFF: Shorts Session 4

Opening Date: Sunday, 24 Jul 2022

A TOUGH GIG – Directed by Cath Murphy: A short documentary about Megan- a Mental Health nurse who describes the ... more

Jul 24th, 2022

MDFF: Television Event

Opening Date: Sunday, 24 Jul 2022

‘The Kid Stays in the Picture’ meets ‘The Atomic Cafe’ in this archive-based feature documentary that views the dramatic climax ... more

Jul 24th, 2022

MDFF: Living in the Time of Dying

Opening Date: Sunday, 24 Jul 2022

Living in The Time of Dying is an unflinching look at what it means to be living in the midst ... more

Jul 24th, 2022

MDFF: Waterman

Opening Date: Sunday, 24 Jul 2022

Surfing legend. Olympic superstar. Hawaiian Icon. American hero. Five-time Olympic medallist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku shattered records and brought ... more

Jul 24th, 2022

MDFF: Other Fellow, The

Opening Date: Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022

Bond, James Bonds. Can anyone ever live up to that name? An energetic exploration of male identity via the lives, personalities, ... more

Jul 26th, 2022

MDFF: In the Court of the Crimson King

Opening Date: Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022

What began as a straightforward documentary about the cult rock band King Crimson as it turned 50, mutated into an ... more

Jul 26th, 2022

MDFF: Green is the New Black

Opening Date: Wednesday, 27 Jul 2022

GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK is a story of passion and purpose behind an ambitious environmental feat of one of ... more

Jul 27th, 2022

MDFF: Dosed 2: The Trip of a Lifetime

Opening Date: Thursday, 28 Jul 2022

Laurie, a terminally ill cancer patient and loving mother of four, is granted the right to legally use magic mushrooms ... more

Jul 28th, 2022

MDFF: Art Lovers Unite

Opening Date: Friday, 29 Jul 2022

*World Premiere* Follow activist/fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and artist Dacob as they embark on a journey through art and its history. Vivienne ... more

Jul 29th, 2022

MDFF: Aha: The Movie

Opening Date: Friday, 29 Jul 2022

Follows the band on tour, telling the full story of how three young men followed their impossible dream of becoming ... more

Jul 29th, 2022

MDFF: Leigh

Opening Date: Saturday, 30 Jul 2022

Tracking the life of Australian chainsaw artist Leigh Conkie, ‘LEIGH’ is a portrait of a man who has used his ... more

Jul 30th, 2022

MDFF: Ten Count

Opening Date: Saturday, 30 Jul 2022

With a star-studded cast, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, TEN COUNT is a blistering ninety-minute documentary that explores the incredible ... more

Jul 30th, 2022

MDFF: Ticketyboo

Opening Date: Saturday, 30 Jul 2022

After losing her artist-father to Alzheimer's, journalist Renée Brack confronts her own fears by undergoing medical experiments as a human ... more

Jul 30th, 2022

MDFF: Certain Mother, A

Opening Date: Saturday, 30 Jul 2022

A CERTAIN MOTHER interweaves the stories of four women from across Australia as they navigate the challenges of parenthood - ... more

Jul 30th, 2022

MDFF: You Are the Days to Come

Opening Date: Saturday, 30 Jul 2022

The film is set in Beijing in the 1980s during the extraordinary time that led up to Tiananmen Square protests ... more

Jul 30th, 2022

MDFF: Memories That Make Us / My Fight

Opening Date: Sunday, 31 Jul 2022

MEMORIES THAT MAKE US is a poetic, ethnographic documentary that draws on the individual and collective memories of ordinary Italian ... more

Jul 31st, 2022

MDFF: Kimmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy

Opening Date: Sunday, 31 Jul 2022

Witness the work of community members with substance-use disorder, first responders, and health professionals in the Kainai First Nation as ... more

Jul 31st, 2022

In the spring of 1970, Joe Cocker undertook what became the legendary Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, immortalized in a ... more

Jul 31st, 2022

MDFF: The Healing / Cuba My Soul

Opening Date: Sunday, 31 Jul 2022

Some twenty years after The Buena Vista Social Club, traditional Cuban music lives on, but it's facing a threat from ... more

Jul 31st, 2022
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