We’ve put together a little festival guide. This is for people who haven’t been to Melbourne International Animation Festival before, or after a bit more info.

We cover a bunch of topics:

Tickets – we’ll update this as more sell out.

Venues – where they are and how to get there.

Food & drink – what’s available at each venue.

Voting – what it is and how to do it.

If you’ve been hanging out for individual tickets, now is the time to get them. Individual ticket: $19 full, $16 concession.

We are able to sell tickets at the venue if seats are available. Only card payments can be accepted. No cash.

A few programs have already sold out:

There’s a lot of programs close to selling out.

If you’ve been thinking of going to any of those session, get in now. Once they’re sold out there’s no extra seats!

Plus, nearly all Passes are sold out. The only one left is the BINGE Pass. This is a great way to catch all the International Competition Programs at a heavily reduced price.

BINGE Pass: access to all 5 competition programs at Treasury Theatre on the closing weekend.
$48 full, $40 concession.

A reminder that we have two different venues.

Treasury Theatre

This is our big venue. Opening Night and closing weekend are here.

Located in the city, just behind the old Treasury Building.

Enter via:

  • Macather Street, across the mini square, and down the stairs.
  • Around the bottom (south) side of Old Treasury building, then up (north) along the alleyway to the entrance.
  • From Lansdowne Street, enter Treasury Place, walk all the way to the back of the Old Treasury Building, then up the alleyway to the entrance.

Get there:

  • Train (loop) to Parliament Station.
  • Tram (11, 12, 109) to Parliament Railway Station/Macarthur St #10 stop.
  • Very limited parking on Lansdowne Street and surrounding streets. Consider parking in one of the bigger parking lots in the city if you have to drive.

The venue is fully accessible.

The Backlot Studios

This is our cosy venue. Weeknight screenings, and an extra three sessions on Saturday 11 May.

Located in South Melbourne on Bank Street, just off Clarendon Street.

Enter via:

  • Bank Street, between Clarendon Steet and Moray Street.

Get there:

  • Tram (12) to Dorcas St/Clarendon St #128 or Park St/Clarendon St #129 stop.
  • Tram (1) to Clarendon St/Park St #24 stop.
  • There is parking on Bank Street. Mostly 1P or 2P, and is paid parking before 6pm.

The venue is NOT fully accessible. There are stairs to get to the foyer and cinema space.

We will have a limited range of food and drink options.

Only card payments can be accepted. No cash.

Both venues will have a licensed bar.

  • beer, cider, wine – $8-$9
  • soft drinks – $4
  • tap water – free

Both venues will have food options.

  • Hot meat pies – $5
  • A range of cold wraps & baguettes – $10

There will be some specifics for each venue.

Treasury Theatre

In addition to the above, there will be some snacks as well. Cost and avaliblity to be confirmed.

The Backlot Studios

In addition to the above, there will be hot drinks and popcorn ($5).

On Saturday 11 May, hot meat pies will not be available at Backlot.

As audience members, you’ll get to vote for your favourite film of each of the 12 competition programs.


As easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Go to the Audience Voting page. A convenient button will be on the top of the website once live.
  2. Select the program you want to vote for. This will take you to the voting form.
  3. Rate the films. With 5 being top score. You don’t have to vote for each film.


Voting will open at the start of the session.

Voting closes midnight the following day. With two exceptions:

  • Sessions on Saturday 11th, will close at midnight the same day.
  • Sessions on Sunday 12th, will close at 6pm that day.

That’s it for our guide.

Looking forward to seeing you for MIAF 2024. Going to be fun.