MQFF31 - 18-29 NOV

Awards

31st MQFF Awards – November 2021

MQFF Award for Best First Feature Narrative ($2,500)

Anaïs In Love – Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet 

 

City of Melbourne Award for Best Australian Short Film ($5,000)

Forgiveness Day – Derek Ho

 

Film Vic Award Best Director ($2,500)

Olivia Aleksoski – Her Own Music

 

Winner Shaun Miller Lawyers Award Best Australian Documentary Short ($1000)

Forgiveness Day – Derek Ho

 

BlackmagicDesign Award for Technical Excellence (BMD Speed Editor Keyboard & DaVinci Resolve Studio)

The Samaya Wives

 

MQFF Award for Best Feature Doc ($2,500)

Flee 

 

Winner Best International Short ($1,000)

Darling

 

Step Right Up Audience Choice ($1,000)

We’re Doing Well – Andrew Mills

 

 


MQFF Together Awards – March 2021

 

MQFF Award for Best Australian Short – $1500- Proudly Supported by Film Victoria

Winner: Why Did She Have to Tell the World

 

MQFF Award for Best Australian Feature or Documentary – $3500 – Proudly Supported by Film Victoria

Winner: The Greenhouse

 

MQFF Award for Best International Short – $1500

Winner: Thrive

 

MQFF Award for Best International Feature or Documentary – $3500

Winner: Rūrangi

 


MQFF 2020 Awards – March 2020

 

MQFF is proud to support local emerging filmmaking talent through innovative workshops, exclusive industry labs for selected filmmakers and festival prizes. The support for local and international filmmaking talent is made possible by our award sponsors and donors.

City of Melbourne Award for the Best Australian Short Film – $5000

(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.)

Black Lips – Director: Adrian Chiarella

 

Film Victoria Award for Best Director, Australian Short Film – $2500

Hook Up – Director: Laura Nagy

 

ME Bank Award – Emerging Filmmaker – $2500

Kids on Fire – Director: Tommy Hart

 

The Pride Foundation Australia Award for Best Australian Feature Film – $1000

Unsound – Director: Ian Watson

 

Shaun Miller Lawyers Award for Best Australian Documentary – Feature or Short – $1000

Belonging – Director: Matt Scholten

 


Pitch, Pleez!

 

2019

MQFF was delighted to debut the world premiere of Pitch, Pleez winner

Hook Up – Laura Nagy.

The film went on to win the Film Victoria award for Best Director in 2020.

 

2020

This year we were thrilled to award two projects the Pitch, Pleez! $10,000 film funding prize. The winners were;

A Big Life – Ana Brownfield 

$10,000 plus Legal fees from Shaun Miller Lawyers valued at $2000

How to be Queer – Clare Cavanagh & Alexandra Morgan

$10,000 plus a Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with DaVinci resolve studio software valued at $2600

 

2021

We’re Doing Well – Andrew Mills

$10,000 plus a Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro with DaVinci resolve studio software valued at $2600

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