This award is sponsored by Atlantis Sound and comprises one day of recording with producer/engineer Myles Mumford at Atlantis Sound Studios. It is awarded to an artist who has displayed consistent originality in producing intelligent music making. The Atlantis Award is not open to nominations by the public or by artists, rather it is awarded by the MJFF Board.
MJFF, Atlantis and Myles Mumford are committed to supporting musicians and original music made here in Melbourne. The Festival continues to champion the role of music and art in our society and celebrates diversity in creativity. Through this award, the MJFF and Atlantis seek to provide an opportunity for the artist to debut original works that they would otherwise have difficulty recording without outside support. The inaugural award in 2007 was given to Anita Hustas’ ensemble ‘Anemone‘, and their resulting record is due for release later this year.