13TH MELBURNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL INVITES ALL MAVERICKS

Join us to see the most provocative and challenging cinema being screened in Melbourne this year.The program speaks for itself. Strong films this year are Charlie Casanova (with director Terry McMahon in attendance), God Bless America, Bellflower, Donkey Love, Despite the Gods, Shiver, the Irish Indy retrospective and Mavericks double features, plus Gene Gregorits (US cult writer) is out from Florida as Jury head. Come be a maverick in 2012!

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

MUFF Winners

Jury Head
Gene Gregorits

Shorts Jury Head
David Leadbetter


The Winners

Best Film
Charlie Casanova (Director Terry McMahon)

Best Director
Terry McMahon (Charlie Casanova)

Best Actor (tie)
Emmet Scanlan (Charlie Casanova)
John Jarrat ( Shiver)

Best Actress
Allira Jaques (Daddy’s Little Girl)

Special Jury Prize (tie)
Daddy’s Little Girl
Johnny Ghost

Best Documentary
Donkey Love

Best Guerilla Film
Wakey wakey

Best Supporting Actress
Fabiana Weiner (Wakey Wakey)

Best Supporting Actor
Tom V (Dace Decklan)

Best Cinematography
Brendan Krotz (Wakey Wakey)

Best Screenplay
Donna MacRae (Johnny Ghost)

Best SFX
Daddy’s Little Girl

Special jury Prize for Innovation and Audaciousness
Kim Fowley (Golden Road to Nowhere/ Black Room Doom)

Best Short Film
Jordan Prosser (Body Movie)

Best Short Film (Runner up)
Stuart Mannion (Real Meal Deal)

Best Actor in a Short
Tom Stanley (Dying & Other Superpowers)

Best Actress in a Short
Carissa McAllen (Evie Wants a Baby)

OPENING NIGHT: CHARLIE CASANOVA
Charlie Casanova

CHARLIE CASANOVA is a powerful debut from Irishman Terry McMahon. While obviously conceived as an intellectual response to how the global financial crisis of 2008 affected Ireland politics CHARLIE CASANOVA speaks in a universal voice that should surprise and please all forms of film freakers. MORE

CLOSING NIGHT: DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL
Daddy's little girl

An 80’s style melting movie horror sci/fi. A group of girls, rehearsing for their psychedelic rock band, take liquid acid to explore new sounds unobtainable by normal perception. What they didn’t count on was an invasion of evil alien spiders intent on turning their home into a nest of bloody carnage. MORE

EVENING WITH GENE GREGORITS

For starters, do not offer him drugs, because he will take them. Gene will get drunk, yes he will, and Gene will tell you stories from his slaughterhouse past. MORE

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