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The Children's International Film Festival Melbourne 2018


The Children’s International Film Festival takes place in three locations over two weeks, from April 27 to May 6, 2018. The first of it’s kind in Australia, the festival brings a curated selection of feature length international and local film dedicated to our youngest film buffs.  

Catering for ages 3 – 14, the festival will feature a selection of non-verbal shorter films for the mini film lover, and a more challenging mix of foreign and English language films from all over the world, for older budding cinephiles.

Many of the films in the CHIFF program are handpicked from world-class film festivals such as Berlin, Toronto, and Seattle. These films rarely get a release outside of their home countries, so CHIFF provides one of the only ways for families to catch them on the big screen in Australia. 

Lamenting the limited big screen offerings for children outside of the regular blockbuster school holiday fare, Artistic Director of CHIFF, Eddie Tamir felt driven to change this.