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Multicultural Film Festival

An annual short film festival that explores diversity and multiculturalism through powerful, uplifting and thought-provoking films.

About the festival

Now in its fifth year, the MFF celebrates multiculturalism through the lens of short films that explore stories of cultural diversity and living in multicultural Australia, home to the world’s oldest continuous cultures and people who identify with more than 300 ancestries around the world.

Results for the 2023 Multicultural Film Festival

Best Short Fiction Film

Leopard
Directed by Kamil Domaradzki and Ali Zoghi
Written by Kamil Domaradzki
Produced by Ali Zoghi and Christie Heilig
Winner
Jia
Directed and written by Vee Shi
Produced by Nicholson Ren, Vee Shi and Taysha McFarland
Honourable Mention

Best Short Non-Fiction Film

Beyond the Cut
Directed, written, and produced by Daniel Guerrero
Winner
Mandarin
Directed and produced by Ji Li, Wanshu Li and Mingyang Yao
Honourable Mention

Best Open Category Film

Australian Mongrel
Directed by Rocco Fazzari and Belinda Lopez
Produced by Rocco Fazzari
Winner

Emerging Filmmaker

Kaede Miyamura
Director and writer of Kotoba
Produced by Evangeline Parks
Winner

Chairperson's Choice

Two Dollars
Directed and written by Natalia Cricri
Produced by Natalia Cricri and Luke Smith
Winner

People's Choice

Jia
Directed and written by Vee Shi
Produced by Nicholson Ren, Vee Shi and Taysha McFarland
Winner

Official Selection for the 2023 Multicultural Film Festival

An Ode to My Denim Jacket
Directed by Christa Fiona Hill
Written and produced by Jill Sioson
Australian Mongrel
Directed by Rocco Fazzari and Belinda Lopez
Produced by Rocco Fazzari
Beyond the Cut
Directed, written, and produced by Daniel Guerrero
Burnout
Directed, written and produced by Jonathon Charlie Copson-Pacal
Djaambi
Directed and written by Joel Brown
Produced by Jodie Kirkbride
Going Home - Về Nhà
Directed, written, and produced by Han Nhi Ngo
Jia
Directed and written by Vee Shi
Produced by Nicholson Ren, Vee Shi and Taysha McFarland
Kotoba
Directed and written by Kaede Miyamura
Produced by Evangeline Parks
Leopard
Directed by Kamil Domaradzki and Ali Zoghi
Written by Kamil Domaradzki
Produced by Ali Zoghi and Christie Heilig
Likes
Directed and written by Sheena Reyes
Produced by Erin Davoren Lewis
Mandarin
Directed and produced by Ji Li, Wanshu Li and Mingyang Yao
Mei-Mei, Speak More Chinese
Directed by Joanne Tindale
Written and produced by Bon-Wai Chou
Melbourne Busker Pop Singer Frankie 33888 Does A Documentary
Directed by Ruairi Walsh
Produced by Chad Aizicowitz
Ran
Directed and written by Kiko Wayne Jr
Produced by Dave Kelman and Bluebird Foundation
Surrounds
Directed by Juno Shean
Written by Jason Baker
The Choice To Love
Directed, written, and produced by Anna Dvorak
Town Common
Directed by Vince Lovecchio
Two Dollars
Directed and written by Natalia Cricri
Produced by Natalia Cricri and Luke Smith
Yiayia Mou (My Grandmother)
Directed, written, and produced by Koraly Dimitriadis

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The Multicultural Film Festival is presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology.

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