Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne, Australia


  • The Melbourne International Film Festival presents an annual showcase of the widest possible range of outstanding filmmaking from around the world. It seeks to celebrate the finest achievements in film, recognizing artistic excellence in all its forms, among the many genres and the various disciplines involved in filmmaking. (from the MIFF web site)
  • The festival's competition takes place since 1962 and focuses on short films.


Audience Award

Best Achievement in a Video Production

Best Animation Short Film

Best Australian Achievement in Cinematography

Best Australian Short Comedy

Best Australian Short Film

Best Documentary

Best Documentary Short Film

Best Experimental Short Film

Best Fiction Short Film

Best Short Film
  • This had been the main award in the early years of the short competition.

Best Student Production

City of Melbourne Award
  • The City of Melbourne Award is an additional endowment for the festival's winning films.

Creative Excellence in an Australian Short Film

Emerging Australian Filmmaker Award


FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention

Grand Prix

Highly Commended

Judges Commendation

Most Popular Documentary
  • This award is given outside the festival's short film competition.

Most Popular Feature Film
  • This award is given outside the festival's short film competition.

OCIC Award

Outstanding Short Film Promoting Human Values

Outstanding Short Film Promoting Human Values - Honorable Mention

People's Choice Award

Special Award

Special Citation

Special Jury Mention

Special Prize

TeleScope Best European Feature Award

The Age Critics Prize

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