AIFF18 WINNERS

The Team @ the Australia Independent Film Festival congratulate the Winners of AIFF18.

BEST Australian Short Film

WRONG TURN Directed by Bailey Watts & Peter Danks

Kase soon becomes trapped in a downwards spiral of substance abuse and addiction, which consequently causes him to distance himself from the people who care about him the most.

BEST International Short Film

THE DEPARTURE Directed by Ali Milan Bath

A woman is preparing her flat for departure. Step by step she seems to be following a strict plan. When she realizes to be missing money for the train she asks her German neighbour for help.

BEST DOCUMENTARY

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT Directed by Jhett Tolentino

Jhett always thought there is something bigger for him outside of Iloilo. He ventures into different careers until he finally finds his purpose in the Great White Way – not onstage but on the business side as the only Filipino producer on Broadway.

BEST FEATURE FILM

WILD GOOSE LODGE Directed BY WILLIAM MARTIN & PAUL Mc.CARDLE

Based on a true story - In rural Ireland in 1816, the Lynch family who live at Wild Goose Lodge incurs the wrath of a secret society leading to a dark period of mistrust and revenge in the local community.

BEST ANIMATION

BUTTERFLIES Directed by Andrés Gómez

Butterflies is about a lady who battles against cancer with tremendous strength and optimism.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL

THE DEPARTURE Directed by MILAN BATH

A woman is preparing her flat for departure. Step by step she seems to be following a strict plan. When she realizes to be missing money for the train she asks her German neighbour for help.

BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY

THE TRUMPET SOUNDS WRITTEn by Karen Joy Sharp & BRIAN DILLON

One Woman's fight for Justice after becoming embroiled in the sinister machinations of a Global Newspaper Company leads her down a dark path of deceit, treachery and poverty but ultimately into spiritual enlightenment for the whole Worlds greater illumination.

BEST SHORT Screenplay

THE MAN WHO WENT TO BUY MILK Written by Austin Mackell

A man goes to buy milk in a time of turbulence, things take an unexpected turn.

BEST STUDENT FILM

The Girl with One Eyelash

Directed by Heidi Ylä-Ajos & Melisa Visca

A father faces his biggest fear - of losing a child - when his daughter is diagnosed with a deadly illness that will impact her for the rest of her life.

BEST FIRST TIME FILMMAKER

Ek Aasha Directed by Mayur Katariya

The quest of a transgender girl to become a teacher in India.

JURY AWARD

Watch the Sunset Directed by Tristan Barr

In a single shot an ex-bikie member is on the run from his gang and a past he can’t escape.

CREEPER Directed by Drew MacDonald

After a night out, a young woman is unknowingly followed into her home by her "ride-share" driver - resulting in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that explores the lengths people will go to connect in the modern world.

Tag, You're It Directed by Corey Donaldson

Based on a true story, a high school team's star rugby player witnesses the sexual assault of his best friend and is threatened with silence or lose his chance with the national team.

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