The 2017 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is just a month and a half away and it’s going to be. . . BIG.

80+ documentaries are scheduled to screen over 8 days at four venues across Melbourne from 9 July – 16th. International documentaries will be making their way Down Under from some of the world’s biggest festivals like Cannes, Tribeca, SXSW, Doc Edge, DOXA, DOC NYC, Hot Docs, and Sundance.

In addition, Australian filmmakers are set to shine with 40+ Aussie-made documentaries selected to play.

Besides the diverse curation of films (sections such as Music, Environmental, Foodie, Art, Politics, and LBGTQI to name a few) attendees can take part in three FREE Master Classes being hosted by Laneway Learning Centre. Topics include Documentary Filmmaking (led by Costa Botes), Indigenous Filmmaking (led by John Pritchard), and a final session on Distribution with insiders from the Australian film industry.

Another special segment of this year’s festival includes the new Charity Docs initiative in which all money raised from a particular screening session’s ticket sales will be donated towards fighting Alzheimer’s and supporting animal welfare at the RSPCA.

The festival is sure to offer an amazing 8 days of docs that will leave a lasting impression on the way you see others and the world around you.

Documentary Drive will be featuring a numbers of reviews and interviews with the filmmakers of MDFF 2017 from now until the festival in July, so stay tuned to go inside some of the great shorts and feature films screening at this year’s fest!

Additional festival information online at: / @mdffest / MDFF Facebook Group