It is with great pleasure that we can present the following $10,000 worth of prizes,  to the winners of the 2018 – so far.  We are still finalising the prizes so keep checking back. 

Trophies designed by sculptor Jos Van Hulsen, Post Industrial Design and made by Victorian University Sunshine Trade students. As prizes are continuously donated,  prize allocation may be subject to change. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash and must be collected from the festival within two weeks of the festival ending.

Best Short Film 

  • $1000 
  • Private use of the fabulous Loop Project Space and Bar to host your own film event which could be a retrospective of your work or a feature film.

The Film Art Media Award for Best film By a Female Filmmaker.  (sponsored by Sue Maslin)


Best Feature Film (length)

  1. A free screening in a Sun Theatre cinema. Will include marketing, promotion, limited seating and a Q & A after the film’s screening. 

Best Film People’s Choice: 

Two double passes to the prestigious and beloved  Sun Theatre 

Best Cultural Diversity (sponsored by The City of Maribyrnong) 

  1. A double pass to the Sun Theatre 
  2. MADMAN Entertainment DVD pack

Best Short Film West

Artwork by renowned artist Baby Guerrilla.

Best Short Feature

  1. A private screening of the winner’s film in the gorgeous art deco La Scala cinema, generously donated by the festival’s venue partner Sun Theatre, for the winner’s friends and family.
  2. One overnight stay at Captains’s Retreat, including breakfast.

Best Documentary (sponsored by Kindred Studios)

Best Animation

  1. Free studio time for one day at Creativa Videos. (conditions apply)
  2. Double pass to the Sun Theatre

Best Comedy

Double Pass to the Sun Theatre.

Best Tertiary

  1. Double pass ticket to the Sun Theatre.
  2. DVD entertainment pack by eOentertainment

Best Secondary  

  • Winner  – Two double passes to the Sun Theatre                                                                         
  • MADMAN DVD pack
  • Top Ten Filmmakers will receive a Masterclass by Victoria University.