Neptune Frost, Sweet As & Greenhouse: the big prize winners at MIFF 2022

Winners have been announced for the Bright Horizons Award and other major prizes at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced the inaugural MIFF Awards recipients. Chosen by a distinguished independent jury of industry figures presided over by Jury President, Shareena Clanton, the $140,000 Bright Horizons Award winner, supported by VicScreen, was Neptune Frost by Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams and the recipient of the $70,000 Blackmagic Design Australian Innovation Award was Jub Clerc for direction in Sweet As. The MIFF Audience Award Winner was Greenhouse by Joost directed by Bruce Permezel and Rhian Skirving.

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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