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Melbourne International Film Festival Bumps Up Their Festival Prize Pool; Now Largest Film Competition In Southern Hemisphere

Melbourne Global Movie Festival (MIFF) has announced that its 70th anniversary edition in August will consist of the debut of the annual MIFF Movie Competition. Already the Southern Hemisphere’s greatest and longest-operating film competition, MIFF will now also provide surely a few of the enviornment’s most big competition prize swimming pools.

First and necessary comprising three awards, the MIFF Movie Competition‘s flagship prize would possibly perchance be the AUD$140,000 (approx. US$100,000) Easiest Movie Award – the richest objective film prize in the Southern Hemisphere – supported by the Victorian Authorities via Movie Victoria. Focusing on heroic directorial voices and rising filmmakers, the competition and this prize will have a good time filmmakers on the ascent.

As a lot as ten motion photos will be in legit different to compete for the Easiest Movie Award, with all styles of objective length motion photos eligible for inclusion – from fiction to documentary to animation, and any ingenious variation in-between. All Competition motion photos will be Australian premieres of director’s first-or-2d-time objective-length works. The winning film will be made up our minds by a jury of famed worldwide and Australian friends.

The 70th competition will also gaze the introduction of the Australian Innovation Prize, recognizing an unprecedented Australian ingenious within a competition film having fun with in the MIFF program; a colossal fluctuate of roles will be eligible for award consideration equivalent to director, technical or ingenious lead or cinema craft. The 2022 competition will also gaze the return of the competition’s Viewers Award.

“The Competition will note and enlarge the new, the next, the leap forward and the most realistic seemingly in-hide from Australia and across the globe, bringing gracious motion photos and filmmakers to Melbourne – and making MIFF finally unmissable in 2022 and beyond.” acknowledged MIFF Ingenious Director Al Cossar.

“We’re investing in the manner ahead for Victoria’s hide replace to bring development, jobs and opportunities to our ingenious industries group.” acknowledged Victorian State Authorities Minister for Ingenious Industries Danny Pearson. “Victoria is a film powerhouse offering slicing-edge production facilities, iconic locations and world-class ingenious ability – this competition celebrates the milestone of a noteworthy most neatly-liked competition and must aloof additional cement our train’s recognition as Australia’s ingenious destination.”

The introduction of the Competition positions MIFF because the simplest Southern Hemisphere film competition to objective your entire key formula of necessary worldwide fairs equivalent to Rotterdam and Berlin: a Movie Competition; a Show hide Inform Financing Market for creatives, producers and investors (37º South Market); a Commissioning Fund (MIFF Premiere Fund); and ability escalator programs (MIFF Accelerator Lab and MIFF Critics Campus).

“The addition of the Competition, and its prize pool, guarantees to be surely one of seemingly the most transformational initiatives in MIFF history,” added MIFF Chair Teresa Zolnierkiewicz. “MIFF welcomes the Victorian Authorities’s vision of a thriving hide tradition in Melbourne – evidenced here with its pork up enabling MIFF to award a film prize of worldwide significance to an just filmmaker of substance.”

MIFF Accelerator Lab alumnus Justin Kurzel, who most only in the near previous directed the MIFF Premiere Fund-supported multi-award-winning Nitram (which premiered in legit different at Cannes) acknowledged: “The announcement of such a necessary necessary competition at the Melbourne Movie Festival is extremely essential to filmmakers across the globe but especially in Australia. This competition will play a essential half in nurturing and supporting revolutionary and heroic artists, which alongside with the competition’s extremely winning Accelerator Lab program makes MIFF the main competition for novel cinematic voices”

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