MIAF 2023

We are back. MIAF 2023 is happening.

7-14 May 2023.
Put it in your calendar. Book leave. Book flights. Book accommodation. Book everything you need, it’s going to be a fun one.

Right now, film submissions are open, but only until 16 March.

MIAF (Melbourne International Animation Festival) is a full week-long animation film festival. See the best new films from Australia and around the world.

Since 2001, MIAF has showcased the art of animation at its most eclectic and inspired, transcending expectations, and doing it all on the unbeatable big screen. The 200+ works on display were curated from 4000 submissions. They feature contemporary and retrospective pieces from emerging and established talent.

Animation requires artistry, imagination, and technical skill. It captivates and transports. See through the eyes of the world’s most creative animators with MIAF.

MIAF 2023, your week of BIG screen animation.

What: A week of the best new animation from around the world.

When: 7 – 14 May 2023.

Where: Treasury Theatre, Melbourne and Backlot Studio, South Melbourne

Tickets: Details to be announced late March.

Program: Full details late March.


The big opening and closing weekends will happen at the Treasury Theatre. We love coming to the Treasury; the nice big screen, comfy seats and a cool bar right there on the premises! Good times, fun crowds and great animated energy. 

On weeknights the festival will be at Backlot Studio in South Melbourne. We’re excited to be taking MIAF to this cosy space. Expect a diverse range of International Competition as well as themed programs with an extra emphasis on “Meet The Filmmaker” sessions.