AFF was the first Australian film festival to create a juried prize for Feature Fiction. 

Previous award recipients include:

  • The Seen and Unseen, dir. Kamila Andini(Indonesia, Netherlands, Australia, 2018) 
  • I Am Not A WitchdirRunganoNyoni (France, United Kingdom, 2017)
  • Neon Bull, dirGabriel Mascaro (Brazil, 2015)
  • JîndirReha Erdem (Turkey, 2013)
  • IncendiesdirDenis Villeneuve (Canada/France, 2011)
  • Treeless MountaindirSo-yong Kim (USA/South Korea, 2009)
  • Still LifedirJia Zhangke (China, 2006)

Past Feature Fiction jury members have included:

  • Paolo Bertolin (Venice Film Festival)
  • Noah Cowan (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Christian Jeune (Cannes Film Festival)
  • Larry Kardish (MoMA)
  • Marten Rabarts (EYE International)
  • Maryanne Redpath (Berlin Film Festival)

As well as acclaimed filmmakers Wayne Blair, Miranda Dear, Catherine Fitzgerald, Scott Hicks, Sophie Hyde, Naomi Kawase, Joao Pedro-Rodrigues and Liz Watts.

Image: The Seen and Unseen, dir. Kamila Andini(Indonesia, Netherlands, Australia, 2018)