The Festival's Inaugural Year in Pictures


NIFF 2016 has stayed in the minds of filmmakers, filmgoers and volunteers who all helped make our first year a huge success.


Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone involved and who contributed. Especially to our partners and sponsors. Thanks to their support 2016 has paved the way to an exciting new program this year, sure to please everyone.

  • Change Maker Award

    Change Maker Award

  • Best Young Filmmaker

    Best Young Filmmaker

  • Best Sound Design

    Best Sound Design

  • Best Cinematography

    Best Cinematography

  • Best Director

    Best Director

  • Best Male Performance

    Best Male Performance

  • Best Female Performance

    Best Female Performance

  • Best Experimental

    Best Experimental

  • Best Animation

    Best Animation

  • Best Humanitarian

    Best Humanitarian

  • Best Documentary

    Best Documentary

  • Best Comedy

    Best Comedy

Short Film Competition Awards Night

Inside Cinema - with Academy Award Winning Cinematographer John Seale

Opening Night - Melody Australian Premiere

Festival Volunteers