The votes have been tallied and the 2017 MIFF Audience Award Winners have been announced with a healthy number of Madman releases included in the top 10 of both the Feature and Documentary categories. Congratulations to all the winners!
ALL FOR ONE took out the top spot for Best Documentary. The story of the first five years of the GreenEDGE cycling journey directed by Dan Jones and Marcus Cobbledick is a classic Aussie underdog story and MIFF audiences clearly got riled up by their renegade spirit and determination to win.
All For One is hitting Australian cinemas nationwide from August 24 so don’t miss it at a cinema near you.
ALI’S WEDDING continues to win over festival crowds, coming in at second place in the MIFF Best Feature category, after also winning the Age Critics Award and Sydney Film Festival Audience Award. The warm-hearted comedy is an affectionate and entertaining story of love and duty that is capturing the hearts of Australia. See it in cinemas from August 31.
Other Best Documentary winners:
4. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Narrated by Samuel L Jackson, this mesmerising Oscar-nominated film channels the impassioned words of writer James Baldwin, one of the most incisive commentators on race in America.
5. FACES PLACES
Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.
6. CITY OF GHOSTS
Syrian rebels who call themselves Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently risk their lives to document the atrocities committed by ISIS in their homeland.
A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, MOUNTAIN is a dazzling exploration of our obsession with mountains. See it in cinemas from September 21.
Other Best Feature winners:
3. THE PARTY
The latest film from director Sally Potter is a comedy of tragic proportions. It starts as a celebration and ends with blood on the floor.
8. LOVING VINCENT
The world’s first fully oil painted feature film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting, hand-painted by 125 professional painting animators. Loving Vincent is coming to Australian cinemas November 2.