Winners 2020 October Edition

Best short

FALAFEL

Directed by Nikita Hattangady

Two young professionals having an awful morning suddenly meet at a cafe in London. A day that starts out terrible doesn't have to end that way. FALAFEL plays like a mini-feature, with action, music, romance, moments of humor, and a touch of Bollywood. 

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Best feature

JOSEF

Directed by Susant Misra

"Josef - Born in Grace" is an adaptation of a short story "Joseph" written by Umakanta Mahapatra and is set in the foothills of the Himalayas between 1960 and 1980 in India.

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best documentary

Last Call for Tomorrow

Directed by Gary Null & Valerie Van Cleve

Last Call for Tomorrow, reflects on the crisis' facing all life on Earth.

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Best experimental

I AM FRIDA KAHLON

Directed by Raquel Arraes &  Antonia Economides

Experimental film inspired by Frida Kahlo and the celebration of women.

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Best SCI-FI

FOAM

Directed by Daniel John Peters

A film about holding on to youth

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Best mockumentary

TRACES OF SUBURBIA

Directed by Bautista Botto Barilli, Sofiya Svenyatskaya

A 'mockumentary' following the life of Mercy post-alcoholism. Her beautiful suburban family begins to crack with tensions oozing out, as their reality blurs to offer a more introspective recording.

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Best student DOCUMENTARY

JOSIE’S CHOICE

Directed by Amy Clegg 

A truly formidable northern voice that inspires humour and shocking revelations throughout, Josie challenges the negative perceptions surrounding large, working class families and presents the reality of her actual lived experience as mother to 13 children.

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Best student

FACE TO FACE

Directed by Valerie Knill

Who are you without your past? The man without memory is looking for himself. He finds a woman in love, a child and a dead man.

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Best ANIMATION

HEART OF THE NATION

Directed by Tribambuka (Anastasia Beltyukova)

A short animation celebrating the role of migrants in the NHS, for the exhibition in Migration Museum, London

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Best SOCIAL

I Wash My Hands In Innocence

Directed by Daniel J. Hickson

Nick expresses his nerves in a call to his mother on his way to a meeting with Xander. His mother is busy and they agree to catch up after.

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Best thriller

WHICH ROAD

Directed by Nickile Gray, Sanujan Ratnasingam

This film is based on the decision most young people will have to make at some point. The choice of which road to take in life, the legitimate lifestyle or the non legitimate lifestyle. This film focuses on the reality that the bame youth face everyday in low income areas, this film shows how factors such as peer pressure and idolising the wrong people can help sway the decision of a young person. We hope you enjoy the film and take away a few lessons that we have implanted in there, if you are a young person watching please take this in.

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Best FANTASY

Living In The Crime Alley 

Directed by Rob Ayling

A single father struggles to bring up his child, a huge fan of the dark knight, in downtown Gotham, known to citizens as Crime Alley.

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Best actor

Maximilian Henhappel for ‘I wash my hands in innocence’

Best actress

Kasia Walczak for ‘Enter Chaos’

Best director

Sanjin Miric, MA for ‘Seven thousand souls’

Best CINEMATOGRAPHER

‘Seven thousand souls’

Best sound design

J. C. Wright, Aaron Cupples, Brigitte Hart for 'Heart Of The Nation'

nominations

THE BENCH

Director Natasha Kinaru

PARADISE

Director regularmenthol

THE METTA STORY

Director Chow Wah Chan  

SMALL FISH

Director Quentin Lestienne 

INSIDES/OUTSIDES

Director Hasko Baumann

ENTER CHAOS

Director Kasia Walczak

BODY

Director Brandon Wade, Matthew McGuinness