Melbourne International Film Festival 2011: People’s Choice Awards

A Separation

The 60th Melbourne International Film Festival has announced the winners of the 2011 People’s Choice Awards, as voted by festival patrons.

Mirroring the recent Sydney Film Festival Prize, the People’s Choice award for Fiction went to Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation. The Documentary Award went to the phenomenally popular Senna, based on the life of controversial race car driver Ayrton Senna.

The full list of winners is as follows:


  1. A Separation
  2. Face to Face
  3. Our Idiot Brother
  4. Red Dog
  5. Troll Hunter
  6. Beginners
  7. Melancholia
  8. Le Havre
  9. The Slap
  10. Submarine
  11. The Kid with a Bike
  12. Toomelah
  13. The Eye of the Storm
  14. Falling for Sahara
  15. Tiny Furniture
  16. The Future
  17. Good Bye
  18. Essential Killing
  19. X
  20. 13 Assassins


  1. Senna
  2. Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard
  3. I Am Eleven
  4. Life in Movement
  5. Fire in Babylon
  6. Page One: Inside the New York Times
  7. Life in a Day
  8. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
  9. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
  10. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
  11. The Bengali Detective
  12. Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place
  13. Bobby Fischer Against the World
  14. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  15.  Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
  16. El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
  17. Into Eternity
  18. Persecution Blues: The Battle for the Tote
  19. Tabloid
  20. Detroit Wild City