Winners of Best Film, Best Indie Film and Best Documentary each win state of the art cameras from Black Magic Design apart from the award. Another key highlight is that the Best Film winner automatically gets a nomination nod under the Best Asian Film category at the annual prestigious AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards).
Keeping with the evolving times, in 2021 IFFM introduced streaming platforms too as categories for awards. This year too those awards will be included with Best Series, Best Actor in a Series and Best Actress in a Series. In these categories, Mumbai Diaries, Aranyak, Mai and Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein are leading the nominations
The IFFM has had the privilege of some of the biggest Australian film talents on the jury panel. This year’s festival jury boasts of jury members that will include names like global award-winning film editor Jill Bilcock, one of Australia’s renowned actors Vince Colosimo, multi award winning director Geoffrey Wright and multi award winning filmmaker Nadia Tass.