Melbourne, Australia 3 - 5 November 2017

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to Settle Down Sailor for winning Best Film of 2017. Their film Foregone Intrusion will go on to represent Melbourne against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2018.


1st Place: Best Film of 2017

Foregone Intrusion by Settle Down Sailor

2nd Place: Best Film of 2017

Dad Got Fantasy by Emergency Pull

3rd Place: Best Film of 2017

By the Way by Geetroit Ballers

Required Elements

  • Character: Holly or Harry Holmes, Hairdresser
  • Prop: a light bulb
  • Line: "I've never seen anything like it."

Audience Favorite: Group A

Foregone Intrusion by Settle Down Sailor

Audience Favorite: Group B

Flicker by Cut To Black

Will Rock For Coin by Not Half Bad

Best Actor

Lyall Brooks Foregone Intrusion by Settle Down Sailor

Best Actress

Angeline Armstrong By the Way by Geetroit Ballers

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Natalia Ko Partita No 2 by It would have been better if we had c stands

Achievement in Visual Effects

Mario Hannah Handover by Bivouac

Achievement in Original Score

Laura Buskes, Molly Daniels, Tiana Hogben, Caitlyn Staples, Ryan Zorzut & Dylan Murphy 7 Minutes in Heaven by Lime Slime Family Time

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Lachlan Millsom Foregone Intrusion by Settle Down Sailor

Achievement in Editing

Hayden Bevis Foregone Intrusion by Settle Down Sailor

Achievement in Screenwriting

Hayden Bevis, Evan J. Martin, Lyall Brooks, Lachlan Millsom, Rommel Henricus & Sebastian Fiore Foregone Intrusion by Settle Down Sailor

Achievement in Hair, Make-Up and SFX Make-Up

Angeline Armstrong By the Way by Geetroit Ballers

Achievement in Cinematography

Harrison Kennedy By the Way by Geetroit Ballers

Achievement in Directing

Dan & Amelia Farmer Dad Got Fantasy by Emergency Pull

Achievement in Production Design

Dan & Amelia Farmer Dad Got Fantasy by Emergency Pull

Achievement in Sound

Dan & Amelia Farmer Dad Got Fantasy by Emergency Pull

2017 Film List

  • 7 Minutes in Heaven by Lime Slime Family Time

    It's the 70s, and a crew of radical teens are engrossed in a game of 7 Minutes in Heaven. Anything could happen

  • Are We Close? by Back to VHS

    A young woman's longest journey to her final fate.

  • Bloody Good Son by Full Cream Milk

    An adopted son strives hard to prove himself to his father who only appreciates blood.

  • Bulb hunter by Filmonik Melbourne

    Hungry for adventure and a haircut. Harry may have something for you.

  • By the Way by Geetroit Ballers

    Small town musician, gets a glimpse of the industry after a chance encounter with a stranger.

  • CARMA by CARMA

    The power dynamic of a dysfunctional couple is expressed through a devious, high stakes game of backgammon.

  • Cut by The Blues

    Two sisters fall out when they are both up for the same job.

  • Dad Got Fantasy by Emergency Pull

    Elvie travels the countryside in search of a hairdresser with surgical precision.

  • Declaration of Preference by The Wickers

    A gay man, a bisexual woman, and a non-binary person are seduced by a Social Agent to live a lie in The City. When their Declaration of Preference arrives, they cannot deny their nature.

  • Deviant Behaviour by Pieces of Eight

    Two serial killers go about their day dealing with escaped victims, petty arguments and the woes of a friend’s suspicion.

  • Donolly Sovereign: A Micro-Nation by Life's A Birch Productions

    A documentary crew get exclusive access to a nation the size of a small apartment led by two young lovers.

  • Faberge Black by The Vikings

    A speaker for a sherbie is a fair deal.

  • Finding Holly by Yellow Bananas

    Everyone's fighting a battle that you have no idea about

  • Flicker by Cut To Black

    Holly confronts the danger of having her past returning while in witness protection.

  • Foregone Intrusion by Settle Down Sailor

    A homeowner and an intruder are forced to work together to solve an everyday mystery, and in the process discover what's truly valuable.

  • Handover by Bivouac

    Sean comes to terms with his mortality, as he awaits the arrival of an important guest.

  • Her by #deafnotdead

    There is only one person standing in the way of this girl and her true love... is she willing to do anything?

  • Highlights by Electric Sheep

    story that follows the mental progression of a hairdresser as he struggles between reality and fantasy.

  • Holly Fark by Project 628

    When you think picking up someone in a club and taking them home is safe!

  • Horreur Typique by Madding Crowd

    A group of young friends gets stuck in the middle of nowhere... but are they as alone as they think?

  • It's Time by White Cat Fever

    A new baby causes a couple to spiral out of control.

  • Mi Casa by 20c Lemons
  • Midnight Cut by Inner Circle Entertainment

    A hairdresser is forced to reminisce a troubling event from his past by a mysterious customer, who also uncovers some dark secrets.

  • Partita No 2 by It would have been better if we had c stands

    understanding music is no child's play.

  • Pithos by Hausler's Heroes

    Harry begins to question the contents of the mysterious box he is delivering to a country town.

  • Question Mark (AKA "?") by Australian Rental Assistant Group LTD PTY

    The real question here is... Where, does the hair go?

  • Salon Boys : Hair Comes Vengeance by RoBrook

    When two stylists come head to head following the murder of their Salon owner, they compete to find out who delivers the closest shave....

  • Seance by All Day Long

    When two young women do not like their housemate's self portrait they will try anything to get rid of it.

  • Sizzle Crooks Intl. by Space Apes

    Johnny Sizzle, private detective returns to chase down the one crook that got away.

  • Son of a Hitch by Blazing Arrow Media

    Hitch, please?

  • Steak Out by Demure Fucking Ladies

    Old ways die hard when a new female police officer and an ageing detective are sent on a stake out. These unlikely partners are forced to fight crime, technology and flatulence.

  • The After Light by Block Out

    Lady Louisa finds herself transitioning to the afterlife after falling to her death.

  • Touching Off by Moth Media

    The death of a mate takes two friends back to their hometown. One wild night later and both find themselves on the wrong side of the tracks. Literally.

  • Turning Point by Samurai AV

    Understanding is just around the corner

  • Will Rock For Coin by Not Half Bad

    A man plays a homemade drum kit to live out his dreams of stardom


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