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Labor Government Locks In Melbourne Film Festival

12 June 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has shored up another of Victoria’s key cultural events, securing the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival.

In its 64th year, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere and the Labor Government is committed to ensuring it maintains its status.

The Labor Government is providing a $11,500 grant to assist with marketing the event, including a national distribution of posters, a Food and Film Guide, online media activities and interstate cinema advertising.

The Festival is widely regarded as the most significant screen event in Australia. Last year’s event showcased 346 films from 57 countries, including the world premiere of world-acclaimed blockbuster Predestination.

Our calendar of events is the envy of the world, and it’s part of the reason why Victoria attracts 2.3 million visitors each year – as many as Queensland. The Melbourne International Film Festival is another key date on our busy calendar, keeping our bars and restaurants full, our businesses busy and our economy strong.

The Melbourne International Film Festival begins on July 30 and runs until August 13.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events, John Eren

“Our calendar of events is the envy of the world – and we want to keep it that way. It’s one of the reasons why our state is so strong, and helps to drive growth and create jobs.”

“The Melbourne International Film Festival draws film buffs from across the globe, keeping our restaurants and cafes bustling, our shops busy and our hotels full.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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