The Setting Sun Film Festival

The Setting Sun Film Festival

The Setting Sun Film Festival

Setting Sun Film Festival



Best Film 2020

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

Best Feature Film (length)
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 West
Artwork by renowned artist Baby Guerrilla.
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 Documentary (sponsored by Kindred Studios)
A day’s free access to the TV studio at  Kindred Studios perfect for any photography or filming.

Best Emerging filmmaker
$1000 credit hire camera equipment with Hummingbird Rentals. Double pass to the Sun Theatre

Highly Commended Prizes (to be allocated to individual filmmakers)

Roar Digital $1500 in kind services   (colour grading for 5 hours or a combination of works including sound mixing). Conditions Apply.

$200 Cash Prize Finke Family

Overnight stay for two at Punthill Apartments.

Best Film People’s Choice
Two double passes to the prestigious and beloved  Sun Theatre 

Best Cultural Diversity (sponsored by The City of Maribyrnong)
A double pass to the Sun Theatre 

Best Animation
Double pass to the Sun Theatre

Best Comedy
Double Pass to the Sun Theatre

Best Secondary 
One double pass to the Sun Theatre       


Trophies based on a design 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. on cash prizes are only available to Victorian filmmakers and not redeemable for cash.