MQFF isn’t just about fantastic films; it’s also a great time to catch up with friends and fellow cinephiles in the Festival Lounge. Drop in for a quick hello and a bite to eat, talk film for hours or find a comfy couch to soak up the Festival atmosphere in Optic Kitchen + Bar at ACMI. We’ll be serving delicious meals as well as quick snacks and coffee. You can also enjoy a beer or cider from Mountain Goat Brewery or a glass of wine.

Optic Kitchen + Bar is located at ACMI Entry Level

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 8.30am – late
Saturday & Sunday 9.30am – late


Find out more about our associated Festival Lounge special events including gay and lesbian speed dating on Mon 23 March, a brand new film and social event It's A Girl Thing on Sat 21 March with associated screenings of THE FOXY MERKINS and GIRLTRASH: ALL NIGHT LONG, our QUEER, CAMERA, ACTION! FILM INDUSTRY PANEL on Sat 28 March which examines the state of the Australian and international queer film industry using ALL ABOUT E as a case study.