Winners for this year’s Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival were announced at the VIP reception following the final screenings. Congratulations to the winners. The Winners Laurels for each category can be found on Filmfreeway at by clicking the sample laurel on this post. Please be sure to find the winners laurel for your film.
Thank you to all filmmakers and film enthusiasts for entering and/or attending MIFF. This is all about you and for you! We hope to see you all next year.
We’d also like to thank all the many, many volunteers and companies who donated their time, energy, services, facilities, and talent. MIFF would be nothing without your generous support.
Last, but not least, THANK YOU FOR ALL DONATIONS. All proceeds go to the No Limits Academy, a local school for handicapped children. Every ticket bought – every t-shirt sold – also goes to this wonderful organization.
And now for the winners:
Best Volunteer- Keri Goff
Best Tie Up Loose Ends ending for Behind Closed Doors: Darren Houle director of the Florida Independent Filmmakers submission.
Best Tie Up Loose Ends overall production: The Summoning directed by Scott Christianson.
Best Cinematography: Riviera
Best Comedy: Mash-Up Madness
Best Documentary: I Make Chocolate
Best Drama: A Man in the Woods,
Best Horror Short: Five Course Meal
Best Horror Feature: Celebrity Crush
Best Movie Poster: Bird’s Eye
Best Music Video: Kiss Me Malibu
Best Production Design: Mashup Madness: A Parody Anthology
Best Sci-Fi: Juvie
Robin & Eddy Independent Spirit Award: Eddie Craig (The Kahana Stunt School)
Rising Star: (female)- Madison M. Bowman (How to be the Perfect Boyfriend)
Rising Star: (male) Brendan Jackson Rogers (Mash-up Madness: A Parody Anthology)
Special Recognition in FilmL Michael Bailey Smith and Mark Hosack (Miracle Desert)
Special Recognition in Film: Kim Kahana
People’s Choice Audience Award: Riviera
Directors’ Choice Award: Miracle Desert