MIFF 2024: Bright Horizons Competition and Award films

The ten films competing for the $140,000 MIFF Bright Horizons Award in 2024 have been named.
Good One. Image: Metrograph Pictures.

The Melbourne International Film Festival’s (MIFF’s) flagship prize, the MIFF Bright Horizons Award, is presented by VicScreen. Recognising first and second-time filmmakers, the prize awards $140,000 to a filmmaker on the ascent, making it the richest feature film prize in the Southern Hemisphere.

The following ten films have been selected for the 2024 Festival. See the full 2024 program here.

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites