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2007 Melbourne Underground Film Festival: Award Winners

Psychedelic Melbourne Underground Film Festival poster

The epic-length Melbourne Underground Film Festival wrapped on Sept. 30, which was the same night they presented the below awards. A couple of these films didn’t even screen. They are 70k and Ashley and Kisha. You can read all about the Australian government banning the films here. However, the banned films were screened for jurors, who thought these two were award-worthy. Congrats to the winners and thanks to MUFF director Richard Wolstencroft for putting on such a massive, lively festival.

Best Film
A Nocturne, dir. Bill Mousoulis (Watch online)

Best Director
David Nerlish and Andrew Traucki – Blackwater

Best Actor
Lech Mackiewicz – Left Ear

Best Female Actor
Vanessa De Largie – A Nocturne

Special Jury Prize
Left Ear, dir. Andrew Wholley

Best Guerilla Film
Taber Corn, dir. Linden Reko

Best Supporting Male Actor
Blake Ryan- Taber Corn

Best Supporting Female Actor
Moonlight & Magic – Maxine Klibingaitis

Best Cinematography
Blackwater

Best Editing
Bill MousoulisA Nocturne

Best Screenplay
Left Ear – Lech Mackiewicz

Best Gratuitous Use of Violence
The Subject

Best Gratuitous Use of Sex
Ashley and Kisha

Best Documentary (Tie)
Garth Goes Hitchhiking, dir. Gregory Pakis
70k, dir. Jamie Howarth

Best Sound
Roaring Whispers

Best Short
Forged, dir. David No

Best Runner Up Short
The Interrogation of Bryan, dir. Tom Salisbury

Best Foreign Film
Ashley and Kisha, dir. Tony Comstock

Best Foreign Director
Tony Comstock

Best Foreign Actor
Hideki Kitagawa – Love Runs Faster Than Blood

Best Foreign Actress
Mihino – Love Runs Faster Than Blood