The stars aligned at this year’s Burbank International Film Festival (BIFF) as Michael Budd, acclaimed director and producer based in Lilyfield, Sydney, triumphed in two significant categories, winning both Best Foreign Film and Best Feature Film. This prestigious event, attended by a star-studded audience, coincided with the honouring of the legendary filmmaker Tim Burton.

In a highly competitive field of contenders, Michael Budd’s RUBY’S CHOICE emerged victorious in the category of Best Feature Film, a testament to his exceptional talent and dedication to the craft of filmmaking. REPLICA, directed by Paul Tully, and other outstanding films vied for the honour, making Michael Budd’s win all the more remarkable.