German Film Festival
4 – 24 May, Palace Cinemas
Presented by Palace Cinemas, the German Film Festival showcases the latest Bavarian cinema, including films from nearby Austria and Switzerland.
With a mix of contemporary releases, kids' films, and retrospective cinema, RACV Members can enjoy their schnitzel and pretzels with discounted Palace Cinemas tickets.
Melbourne International Animation Festival
7 – 14 May, various venues across Melbourne
With up to 400 films on show, the Melbourne International Animation Festival is the largest film festival in the country celebrating animation on screen.
Featuring local and international works, previous award winners, forums, contemporary and retrospective works, studio films and new independents, enjoy the silver screen as animation comes to life.
Cannes Film Festival
16 – 27 May, Cannes, with screenings at Melbourne cinemas
The Festival de Cannes is held annually around May on the French riviera. Featuring a rotating jury, many stars flock to the resort town in France to showcase their latest films, network, sell film distribution rights and compete for awards, the most prestigious being the ‘Palme d’Or.’
Some of these films typically make their way to Australia during our own great film festivals, such as screenings at MIFF, during certain national festivals, or before the Academy Awards season toward the end of the year.
Children’s International Film Festival
May / June, Classic, Lido, and Cameo Cinemas
Featuring a fun range of films for children aged three and up, the Children’s International Film Festival brings movies for kids from around the globe, from a fun range of short animations to feature-length internationals.
St Kilda Film Festival
1 – 11 June, various venues around St Kilda
Presented by the City of Port Phillip, the St Kilda Film Festival showcases a variety of films from accomplished filmmakers and new talent. Supporting youth filmmakers and filmmaker development, it also is home to the country’s Top Short Film Competition, which qualifies films screened for Academy Awards submission.
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Armenian Film Festival
June dates TBC, The Lido Hawthorn
Showcasing the best of Armenian film, the festival encompasses film, documentaries, animations, and shorts with an aim to inspire and entertain. Looking to display Armenia's talents for creativity and storytelling, the panel and film makers aim to educate and create open dialogue around Armenia.
Moro Spanish Film Festival
June - July 2023, Palace Cinemas
The Moro Spanish Film Festival will bring a curated selection celebrating Spanish culture, food, language and film, offering movie lovers a cinematic journey across Spain and Latin America.