The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced the recipients of the 2022 MIFF Shorts Awards, which reward filmmakers with more than $63,500 in prizes. An in-person ceremony was held at ACMI on Thursday evening with seven out of the 78 films in the program accoladed by a jury consisting of filmmaker Tiriki Onus (Ablaze), director James Vaughan (Friends and Strangers), and film writer Jourdain Searles.
The much-loved and internationally acclaimed MIFF Shorts program highlights the art of saying more with less. Showcasing the best short films – from Cannes prize winners to local discoveries – this year’s selection includes animation, documentary, experimental, and Australian and international fiction shorts; a special suite of short films from and about Africa; and several pre-feature shorts. The MIFF Accelerator short film programs feature exciting and diverse works by emerging filmmakers from Australia and New Zealand.