The 68th Melbourne International Film Festival has officially launched the 2019 program, complete with 259 feature films, 123 shorts and 16 virtual reality experiences. 

 Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood will see its Australian premiere at the festival. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, along with Australian actors Margot Robbie and Damon Herriman

The Adam Goodes documentary The Australian Dream and The Farewell starring Awkwafina will bookend the festival as part of the opening and closing events. 

"I am absolutely thrilled to share my first festival with Melbourne in 2019," shares MIFF’s newly appointed artistic director Al Cossar.

"Rich in its diversity, this program is a true celebration of cinema: promising countless adventures into the kinds of places and people, ideas and experiences that you won’t find at your local multiplex. 

"With titles from 78 countries, MIFF 2019 gives you the world on film; and as one of the world's largest showcases of Australian filmmaking, it’s a chance for audiences to celebrate our own stories, too."

Wu Tang Clan: Of Mics & Men, Bros: After The Screaming Stops and Suzi Q are among this year's music on film screenings, and there's even a Jeff Goldblum overnight marathon event. 

This year's MIFF runs from 1-18 August throughout Melbourne. To see the full program and find out more about this year's festival, head here.