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. In 2018 we are proud to announce the Blackmagic Design Award for Best Cinematography for an Australian Short Film.

2018 MQFF Award Winners

MQFF Australian Short Film Awards

City of Melbourne Award for the Best Australian Short Film – $3000

(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.)

Mrs McCutcheon – Director: John Sheedy

Film Victoria Award for Best Director, Australian Short Film – $1000

Nangs – Director: Sam Rogers

Shaun Miller Lawyers Award for Emerging Australian Filmmaker – $500

Allergies – Director: Kirrilee Bailey

Blackmagic Design Award for Best Cinematography (a URSA Mini 4K EF Digital Camera valued at $4155)

Mrs McCutcheon – Cinematographer: Sky Davies

All Australian Short Film Award winners receive DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio valued at $419 courtesy of Blackmagic Design.

MQFF Awards

Matthew Lee Award for Best First Feature Narrative – $2500

Saturday Church – Director: Damon Cardasis

David McCarthy Award for Best Documentary (Australian or International) – $2500

The Gospel According to André – Director: Kate Novack


Audience Choice Awards

Step Right Up Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film – $500

Mrs McCutcheon – Director: John Sheedy

Audience Choice Award for Best Feature, Narrative or Documentary – $1000

I Dream in Another Language – Director: Ernesto Contreras

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