Melbourne, Australia 25 - 27 October 2019

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 Mint Chicken for winning Best Film of 2019. Their film Con will go on to represent Melbourne against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2020.


1st Place: Best Film of 2019

Con by Mint Chicken

2nd Place: Best Film of 2019

Comfort Food by Creative Clones

Required Elements

  • Character: Michelle or Michael Latendresse, the poet
  • Prop: broom
  • Line: ""I've loved you for so long." OR "I have loved you for so long.""

Audience Favorite: Group B

Dumb Ways To Die by Toprock Productions

Best Writing

Con by Mint Chicken

Best Editing

Comfort Food by Creative Clones

Best Cinematography

by Nascent

Best Sound Design

Malamado by Our48

Best Musical Score

Con by Mint Chicken

Best Acting

Matt Wallace Con by Mint Chicken

Best Use of Character

Haiku by Team Discovery Channel

Best Use of Prop

What I was missing by Fix It In Post Productions

Best Use of Line

Paper Floors by Moment 2 Moment Productions

2019 Film List

  • Bristle by Second Unit

    Mysterious letters appear inside a poets house. The question is - from whom?

  • Carved Into Flesh by White Cat Fever

    The exploration of nonidentical twin sisters and the mother they are birthed from.

  • Climatic Summoning by W/M

    A poetry club's regular meeting takes a turn for the worst when people ignore warning signs for a decade and a half.

  • Comfort Food by Creative Clones

    A man sings the praises of his food delivery service

  • Con by Mint Chicken
  • Dead Legs by Salad Sandwich Studios

    A freelance writer desperately tries to turn in his job in on time, but his legs are really f--king dead.

  • Dumb Ways To Die by Toprock Productions

    A justice seeking vigilante goes to extreme lengths to educate a family on the importance of honesty.

  • Gumtrees by Bang Bang Media

    Poet, Michelle writes about her loss

  • Haiku by Team Discovery Channel

    Sometimes we miss the love that is sitting right in front of us.

  • Malamado by Our48

    A mystical woman takes revenge over volatile poet Michael. But when Michael flees his captor, he learns that he cannot escape penance for his actions.

  • Ons Star Review by Yeah Noir

    Peter and Sarah hoped for a relaxing, romantic Melbourne weekend. But their booking came with unanticipated surprises...

  • Paper Floors by Moment 2 Moment Productions

    A gritty poet and punk rocker are meant to be together ; the only thing separating them is the ceiling between their apartment.

  • Recollection by Mushroom Child

    An exhausted poet returns home to comfort her mother who suffers from early-onset dementia.

  • SHELL by One Heart

    Story about a young child facing the cruel turmoils of her life.

  • Smile, Lies and Coffee by Project 628

    Creepy nice people

  • Surprise Inspection by Eat the Rich

    A Landlord's creepy obsession with their tenant takes a fatal turn.

  • SWEEPY by VENONA

    In a near future, an augmented broom/person defies her assigned function and dares to dream of more.

  • The Aussie Picnic by Tassie Fishboys

    Spilt milo, a photo from dad and a fisherman from Altona cause chaos.

  • The Colour of Dirt by we never win awards...

    The test of honour among thieves.

  • The Golden Champion by Barky Bark and the Funky Bunch

    Georgia Woofsbane battles it out at the World Championship Chess Tournament, hoping to defeat her sworn arch enemy.

  • The poet by The Vikings

    Quand la poésie tue

  • Trial by the last golden egg

    George a loving Husband wants nothing more than the best medical treatment for his dying wife but the only treatment for this disease is still years away. George must decide how far his devotion will push his morals.

  • What I was missing by Fix It In Post Productions

    A couple on the verge of break up are saved by a strange hitchhiker


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