MIFF Shorts

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The much-loved and internationally acclaimed MIFF Shorts program highlights the art of saying more with less. Showcasing the best short films – from Cannes prize winners to local discoveries – this year’s selection includes animation, documentary, experimental and international fiction short films as well as the always popular WTF program of late-night oddities, and a special program of short films about young people with big stories.

And don’t forget the Accelerator program featuring exciting and diverse works by emerging filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand.

MIFF Shorts Awards

MIFF features one of the most highly regarded short-film competitions in the Southern Hemisphere. Thanks to our Shorts Awards partners, eligible short films compete for a total cash prize pool of $56,000.

The MIFF Shorts Awards are Academy Awards® accredited. The winners of the Best MIFF Short, Best Australian Short and Best Documentary awards are eligible to submit their film for the 92nd Academy Awards® in 2020.

Accelerator 1

Accelerator 1

Short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today.

Accelerator 2

Accelerator 2

Short films by emerging filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand. See the work of tomorrow’s hottest directors today.

Animation Shorts

Animation Shorts

Diverse new animated shorts from around the world and closer to home.

Australian Shorts

Australian Shorts

Australia’s finest short films, including new works by MIFF Accelerator alumni.

Best MIFF Shorts

Best MIFF Shorts

A collection of the best short films of the festival, as chosen by the MIFF Shorts Awards Jury and the MIFF Shorts Programmer.

Documentary Shorts

Documentary Shorts

Short documentaries from around the globe.

Experimental Shorts

Experimental Shorts

Films that experiment with form, content and style.

Eyes Wide Open: Childhood Shorts

Eyes Wide Open: Childhood Shorts

Small people. Big stories. Short films.

International Shorts 1

International Shorts 1

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.

International Shorts 2

International Shorts 2

Internationally acclaimed and awarded short films from around the globe.

WTF Shorts

WTF Shorts

Weird. Terrifying. Funny. Or just WTF?

This collection of cinematic oddities is hard to classify any other way.

ACCA

Awards Ceremony Partner

City of Melbourne

City of Melbourne Grand Prix for Best Short Film

Film Victoria

Film Victoria Erwin Rado Award for Best Australian Short Film

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City Post
Award for Best Animation Short Film

Mountain Goat

Mountain Goat Award for Emerging Australian Filmmaker

Nova

Cinema Nova Award for Best Short Fiction Film

RMIT

RMIT University Award for Best Documentary Short Film

MIFF

MIFF Award for Best Experimental Short Film

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Blackmagic Award for best Cinematography in a Short Film