Mia Falstein-Rush (Australia)
Program Manager
Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

Mia Falstein-Rush is a film programmer, talks curator, and event producer who currently lives and works on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Eastern Kulin Nation in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia).

Immersed in the Australian film scene for over a decade, Mia spearheaded Seen & Heard Melbourne at ACMI, a festival dedicated to screening the works of women and non-binary filmmakers. Mia has since lent her programming and production experience to other film festivals across the east coast of Australia, like Sydney Film Festival, and is currently Program Manager for the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Company Bio

MIFF is a not-for-profit organisation that has been continuously running since 1952, making it the leading film festival in Australia and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, alongside Cannes and Berlin. Presenting a curated global program of innovative screen experiences and the world’s largest showcase of exceptional Australian filmmaking, MIFF is an accessible, iconic cultural event that provides transformative experiences for audiences and filmmakers alike.