The Makers’ Film Festival is a new short film festival with a focus on craft – makers, making and materials – mainly from Australia, (but with the dream of expanding to New Zealand and countries of the Indian Ocean Rim*).

Finalists were selected from an Open Call for Submissions. The selected films are collated into a continuous program which premièred in Perth on Sunday 23 May 2021  in complement to the program launch of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial.

The Selection Panel were looking for a diversity of approach in both craft and film-making to illustrate (and tell the stories of) the breadth and wonder of craft practices from across the region.

A $1000 People’s Choice Award will be awarded to most favourite film at the end of 2021.

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*Bangladesh, Comoros, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Acknowledgement: The inauguration of the MFF follows Maker&Smith’s successful tour of two seasons of the UK Crafts Council’s Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival. And aligns with the first Indian Ocean Craft Triennial in Australia (Visit IOTA21).