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2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
MQFF AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM AWARDS
City of Melbourne Award for the Best Australian Short Film - $3,000: Goran Stolevski - You Deserve Everything.
(Recipients of the City of Melbourne Award for Best Australian Short Film are automatically qualified to be nominated for The Iris Prize - the largest prize for a gay or lesbian short film in the world.)
Film Victoria Award for Best Director, Australian Short Film - $1,000: Jamieson Pearce - Adult.
Shaun Miller Lawyers Award for Emerging Australian Filmmaker - $500: Brendon McDonall - The Dam
MQFF Life Members Award for Best Feature (Australian or International) - $2,500: Ingrid Jungermann - Women Who Kill
David McCarthy Award for Best Documentary (Australian or International) - $2,500: Deborah S. Esquenazi - Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
Step Right Up Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film - $500: Brendon McDonnal - **Spoilers**
twenty21 Audience Choice Award for Best Feature, Narrative or Documentary - $1,000: Darren Thornton - A Date For Mad Mary