FESTIVAL AWARDS & PRIZES

MADE IN THE WEST FILM FESTIVAL PRIZES

Thanks to our AMAZING list of 2019 sponsors, we will be awarding a total prize pool valued at over $10,000 to local filmmakers!

In 2019, festival finalists will compete for THREE major awards:

BEST IN THE WEST

(open to INDIE filmmakers only) as voted by the judges.  Winner receives:


 

  • 4-day DOP package (value $5000) with equipment and lighting included, working with awesome cinematographer / set designer / gaffer, Luke Walker on your next short film, thanks to Luke Walker Productions
     

  • 1-day green screen studio hire at Green Key Studio (value $850) with Chroma key or black / white backdrops, lighting and equipment included, with adjacent kitchen, lounge and dressing room, thanks to Green Key Studio.
     

  • Priority access to a seat at the table with Screen Australia executives at their next ‘hot desk’ session, thanks to Information & Cultural Exchange, Parramatta
     

  • Free access to an artist workshop of your choice with Creative + Business
     

  • Clapper Board / Sync Slate, thanks to Still Searchin' Productions
     

  • PLUS an invitation to join us on Thursday 5th December at the WSU TV Studio in Parramatta for our post-festival TV show, featuring Made in the West winners chatting with host Sunil Badami about the winning films, thanks to Western Sydney University

BEST STUDENT FILM

(open to STUDENT filmmakers only) as voted by the judges.  Winner receives:

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

(open to ALL filmmakers including student and indie) as voted by YOU on the night.  Winners receive:

Each major award winner will also take home one of our spectacular crystal trophies! These gorgeous pieces are the sexiest film trophies you’ve ever seen and they’ll make a fabulous addition to your collection.
 

In 2019, we also have EIGHT individual category awards, including:

BEST DIRECTOR

(open to ALL filmmakers including student and indie) as voted by our judges

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER

(open to ALL filmmakers including student and indie) as voted by our judges
 

BEST EDITOR

(open to ALL filmmakers including student and indie) as voted by our judges

BEST ACTRESS

(open to ALL filmmakers including student and indie) as voted by our judges.  Winner receives:

  • Deluxe Actors & Models Profile Photography Package (value $375) with up to 15 prints included, thanks to Irierootsini Photography
     

BEST ACTOR

(open to ALL filmmakers including student and indie) as voted by our judges.  Winner receives:

  • Deluxe Actors & Models Profile Photography Package (value $375) with up to 15 prints included, thanks to Irierootsini Photography
     

BEST SOUND DESIGN

(open to ALL filmmakers including student and indie) as voted by our judges

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

(open to ALL filmmakers including student and indie) as voted by our judges

BEST SCREENPLAY

(open to ALL filmmakers including student and indie) as voted by our judges