The City of Melbourne Grand Prix, Best Short Film
Best Fiction Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Australia’s highlight festival, MIFF is as much known for stirring controversy as for launching homegrown talent. In 2010 the world premiere of Bruce LaBruce’s L.A. Zombie was banned by the conservative Australian censors, and the screening of Son of Babylon caused a hissy for director Richard Moore, who demanded payment when the producer decided to pull it from the programme. In that same time the festival came under the funders microscope with its review, setting up two senior positions: an internal promotion for the senior programme, whilst the director left for Brisbane. The festival screens a large number of festival circuit ‘best of fests’ complemented by a fantastic homegrown strand. Its market, the MIFF South Market, brings together an important number of Asian and EU based companies, and is partnerered with London’s Production Finance Market.