The Makers’ Film Festival is a new short film festival with a focus on craft – makers, making and materials. The MFF21 features films mainly from Australia, but includes artists from Singapore and South Africa. Many of the makers and artists involved in IOTA21 are featured.

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Next screenings: Exmouth WA 19 + 26 February 2021

View the line-up of films here.

Finalists were selected from an Open Call for Submissions. The selected films are collated into a continuous program in two parts 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 for MFF21 is awarded to ‘Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist’.

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Thinking about submitting your film for the next MFF? Read the T&Cs and Spec Sheet.

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).