Melbourne International Film Festival picks MCEC for opening night gala

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been named as one of Melbourne International Film Festival’s (MIFF) five new venues for 2019.

A number of MIFF special events will take place at MCEC including the MIFF 2019 Opening Night Gala, Girlhood + Sampa The Great and Thurston Moore: In Conversation.

“We look forward to welcoming MIFF to MCEC and transforming our Plenary into a must visit destination for all film-lovers this August,” said MCEC chief executive Peter King.

“We are lucky in Melbourne to have such a dynamic major events calendar and the opportunity to showcase our city all year round.”

More special events and film screenings will be announced as part of the MIFF 2019 Program Launch in July.

MIFF takes place across Melbourne from 1-18 August.