It is with great pleasure that we can present the following $10,000 worth of prizes,  to the winners of the 2019 – 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 or be forfeited.

Best Film 2019

  • $1000 

The Film Art Media Award for Best film By a Female Director.  (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 

Best Film West

  1. Artwork by renowned artist Baby Guerrilla. 
  2. 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.

Best Short Feature

  1. One overnight stay at Captain’s Retreat, including breakfast.
  2. 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.

Best Short 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

Double pass to the Sun Theatre.

Best Secondary  

Winner  – One double pass to the Sun Theatre