Accessibility Links

How do I book films?

Teachers, please contact boxoffice@miff.com.au to book a film.

Who do I contact for help?

Students should first contact their teacher for assistance.

If you are a teacher requiring assistance, please email boxoffice@miff.com.au. As the MIFF team is working remotely, we are unable to offer a phone number for you to call but if you need assistance via the phone, please mention this in your email and we will call you back in a timely fashion during standard business hours.

The film says it is ‘not available in your country’?

Films on MIFF Schools are only available to stream if you are based in Australia. Ensure you do not have an international VPN turned on.

Why does video playback stall or not play smoothly?

If your internet connection is poor or inconsistent you may experience problems during playback.

I’m experiencing a lot of buffering. What can I do?

Buffering is a result of slow or strained internet. Unfortunately we can’t fix this for you at our end.Try pausing the stream for a couple of minutes and letting it load or you may wish to reduce the quality from 1080p to 720p.

What are the system requirements?

You can watch on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running OSX 10.12+. You can also watch on Android tablets and phones using Chrome and on iPhones and iPads using Safari. You can also watch on iPhone, iPad and Android devices using the app. You will need a broadband or fibre internet connection - dial up will not work. You’ll find a complete list of requirements below.

What are the requirements for Windows computers?

Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer or Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported.
Internet Explorer on Windows 7 is no longer supported.
You will need a broadband or fibre internet connection - dial up will not work.

What are the requirements for Mac computers?

MacOS 10.12 or later.
Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported.
You will need a broadband or fibre internet connection - dial up will not work.

Can I watch content on my iPhone/iPad?

Yes, you can watch content using the app which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. Requires iOS 11 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can also watch content using Safari and this requires iOS 11.2 or later. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported.

Can I watch content on my Android Device?

Yes, you can watch content using the app which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. You can also watch content using Chrome. This requires Android 6.0 or later. We recommend using the latest version of your browser as earlier versions may not be supported.

What devices can I Chromecast from?

You can Chromecast from a Chrome web browser on PC and Mac computers as well as Android devices. You can also Chromecast from an iPhone or iPad using the iOS app or from an Android device using the Android app.

Can I watch on my Smart TV?

We recommend that you use an HDMI cable to connect a laptop to your Smart TV and use this setup to watch your MIFF 68½ films. We advise avoiding using a Smart TV web browser for direct streaming unless you have checked your TVs specifications and tested that this will work prior to purchasing films. It is also possible to cast from a Chrome browser if you have a Chromecast or Apple TV device, or if your TV is Chromecast-enabled.

I can’t stream the film, what’s going on?

Check your minimum system requirements above. We recommend that you update to the latest version of your browser.
We use adaptive bitrate streaming which means the streaming quality will automatically adjust based on your internet speed. For High Definition (HD) streaming we recommend VDSL, cable or fibre connections as we cannot guarantee consistent HD streaming on ADSL.