Aaaand we're done for 2019!

MWFF 2019 has come to an end and what a wonderful and jammed packed festival it was! You can get the lowdown on festival events, filmmaker interviews and the festival wrap up in our Critics Lab blog. Our mentees have done a stellar job of writing all these up.

Our closing night extravaganza also saw this year’s awards and prizes handed out for our short film program. Our winners are:

Blackmagic Design Award for Best Short Film - The Island (d. Gabrielle Brady, P. Alex Kelly)

Lemac Award for Best Next Gen - We Vanish (D. Astrid Dominguez, P. Hayley Surgenor)

Script Central Award for Best Screenplay - Waterfall (D. Nora Niasari, P. Mary Minas)

Script Central Award for Best Screenplay (Next Gen) - We Vanish (D. Astrid Dominguez, P. Hayley Surgenor)

Critics' Choice Awards

Blood Sisters (D. Caitlin Koller, P. Hannah White)

An Act of Love (D. Lucy Knox)

Audience Choice Awards

Blazers (D./P. Michelle Vuaillat)

The Clams (D. Abbie Pobjoy, P. Hazal Alakus)

Room 264 (D. Brodie May Rowlands)

Ladies Lounge (D. Monique Bettello, P. Gokce Sel)

Cherry (D. Claudia Bailey, Evie Friedrich, Vanessa Bray, P. Claudia Bailey, Tegan Wick)

Programmers’ Choices Awards (Victorian entrants only)

Salt in Wounds (D. Alison Adriano, P. Elise Tyson, Harrison Leech)

An Act of Love (D. Lucy Knox)

We also had the team from Taival films announce their 3 screenwriting mentees for their Future Creatives Initiative.

Plans are already underway for 2020. See you next year!

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