2017 MIFF Audience Award Winners Announced! Call Me By Your Name Best Film!

2017 MIFF AUDIENCE AWARDS PRESENTED BY WANDER VICTORIA

‘CALL ME BY YOUR NAME’ TOPS BEST FEATURE FILM LIST
‘ALL FOR ONE’ AWARDED BEST DOCUMENTARY

Celebrating its 66th edition, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) concluded on 20 August after 18 days jam-packed with films, guests, talks and events.

This year 346 films screened across 539 sessions, 17 virtual reality experiences played out across 247 screenings, there were 12 curated talks, 123 film intros and post film Q&As, 24 special events and 180 festival guests. Thirty-two of the guests flew from overseas and of these, one spent as much time on the plane as in the city (16 hours). Approximately 25% of our guests (47) were Indigenous Australians and travelled distances that easily rival international flights in order to join the festival! And last, but certainly not least, 407 volunteers across 3962 shifts gave their time to help MIFF.

Audiences flocked to sessions from 10am to 1am, and even all night for the Sci-Fi marathon at the Astor. They queued, discussed, deconstructed and at the end of each session they were encouraged to rate the films online for the Audience Award. One lucky person who rated the films they watched will win the ultimate Wander Weekend in the Grampians, enjoying fine dining, luxurious accommodation and the great outdoors thanks to Wander Victoria.  But for now, we are very pleased to announce the 2017 MIFF Audience Award winners.

Top 10 Features:
1: Call Me By Your Name
2: Ali’s Wedding
3: The Party
4: Top of the Lake: China Girl
5: Brigsby Bear
6: Ethel & Ernest
7: A Fantastic Woman
8: Loving Vincent
9: That’s Not Me
10: Lucky

Top 10 Documentaries:
1: All For One
2: Unrest
3: The Song Keepers
4: I Am Not Your Negro
5: Faces Places
6: City of Ghosts
7: Roller Dreams
8: Step
9: Pecking Order
10: Mountain

MIFF dates are locked and ready for 2018 too! Only 343 days until MIFF returns from 2 – 19 August 2018.