MQFF is proud to recognise local and international filmmaking talent thanks to our incredibly generous award sponsors and private donors. 

2018 Award Winners

The City of Melbourne Award for the Best Australian Short Film ($3000)
Mrs McCutcheon Dir: John Sheedy

(Recipients of the City of Melbourne Award for Best Australian Short Film are automatically qualified to be nominated for The Iris Prize – the largest prize for a gay or lesbian short film in the world.)

Film Victoria Award for Best Director- Australian Short Film ($1000)
Nangs Dir: Sam Rogers

Shaun Miller Lawyers Award for Emerging Australian Filmmaker ($500)
Allergies Dir: Kirrilee Bailey

Blackmagic Design Award for Best Cinematography (a URSA Mini 4K EF Digital Camera valued at $4155)
Mrs McCutcheon Cinematographer: Sky Davies

David McCarthy Award for Best Feature Documentary ($2500)
The Gospel According too André

MQFF Award for Best First Feature Narrative ($2500)
Saturday Church

Step Right Up Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film ($500)
Mrs McCutcheon

Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Narrative or Documentary ($1000)
I Dream in Another Language


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