Award Winners 2014

2014 WINNERS

Brief Grand Prix

A Million Miles Away a million miles away, jennifer reeder
Dir: Jennifer Reeder
United States 2014
27 mins 20 secs
Fiction

Melancholy as a survival strategy in the American Mid-West

Animated Grand Prix

Father (Padre)Father, Santiago 'Bou' Grasso
Dir: Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso
Argentina 2013
11 mins 50 secs
Animation

Day by day, the daughter of a retired military commander takes care of her bedridden father. The dictatorship has come to an end in Argentina, but not in this woman’s life.

Audience Award*

Drive Home Drive home, jessica cope
Dir: Jess Cope
United Kingdom 2013
8 mins 21 secs
Animation

Charles is obsessed with the mysterious disappearance of Lucy. He writes her letters, unable to remember where she went until a chance find at the lake leads to recovering his lost memories.

Music Video Award*

All the same (Tous les mêmes) All the same, Henry Schofield
Dir: Henry Scholfield
Belgium 2013
3 mins 38 secs
Music Clip

In this video, Stromae shows his male and female side

Documentary Award*

Notes On Blindness 
Dir: Peter Middleton and James Spinney
United Kingdom 2013
13 mins 33 secs
Documentary/Experimental

In 1983 writer and theologian John Hull went blind. He began keeping an audio diary to make sense of his loss. With exclusive access to these original audio recordings, NOTES ON BLINDNESS reconstructs John’s diaries.

*Sponsored by Adobe

British Council 20:20 Hitchcock Award
Man in my life by Darya Belkina (Kazakhstan)

Channel 4 Best of British Animation Award

Marilyn Myller Marilyn Myller, Mikey Please
Dir: Mikey please
United Kingdom 2013
6 mins 0 secs
Animation

Marilyn is trying really hard to make something that is good. For once her expectations and reality are going to align, perfectly.

Channel 4 Best of British Short Film Award
In association with Director’s UK

CrocodileCrocodile, Gaelle Denis
Dir: Gaëlle Denis
United Kingdom 2014
16 mins 5 secs
Fiction

A Bereaved Headmaster Fights A Crocodile

European Film Academy Nomination

The Chicken THE CHICKEN, Una Gunjak
Dir: Una Gunjak
Germany / Croatia – 2014
15 mins 0 secs
Fiction

As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma gets a live chicken. When she realises the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to save it and set it free, unaware of the high stakes such action will lead to. While trying to bring back the missing chicken, Selma’s mum becomes the target of a sniper shoot. It’s Sarajevo, year running 1993.

Cartoon D’Or

Through the Hawthorn Through the hawthorn, Pia Borg
Dir: Anna Benner, Gemma Burditt and Pia Borg
United Kingdom 2013
8 mins 43 secs
Animation

A session between a psychiatrist, a patient and his mother.
Three directors depict the characters and their perspectives across three screens. When one’s reality is in a different dimension from the others can those realities ever meet?

UWE European New Talent Animation Award

The Dewberry Empire The Dewberry Empire, Christian Schlaeffer
Dir: Christian Schlaeffer
United Kingdom 2013
7 mins 45 secs
Animation

An eight year-old girl and six year-old boy amble through a strange and still summer afternoon in a world which seems to exist only for them.

UWE European New Talent Short Film Award

Patterns (Figures) Patterns
Dir: Miklos Keleti
Belgium 2013
19 mins 55 secs
Fiction

Hannah is a deaf-mute little girl. However she hears a strange noise in a park one day and she becomes more and more obsessed with that experience.

Children’s Award*

The Planets The planets 副本
Dir: Andy Martin
United Kingdom 2014
12 mins 0 secs
Animation

Illustrated Aliens is a year-long project, comprising 12 animated shorts created at the end of each month. Andy Martin challenged himself to create one character a day.

Grand Prix Special Mention

Subconscious Password Subconscious Passwords, Chris Landreth
Dir: Chris Landreth
Canada 2013
10 mins 55 secs
Animation

A forgotten name leads to a mind-bending romp through a game show of the unconscious

2014 DepicT! Awards

DepicT!’14 Award

Carpark Carpark, Anthony Blades
Dir: Anthony Blades
United Kingdom 2013
1 min 23 secs
Genre: Animation

A simple shopping trip goes horribly wrong.

DepicT! RPS Cinematography Award
The Peace of Wild Things by Adam DJ Laity, (UK)

DepicT!’14 Random Acts Special Mention
The Collector by Stas Santimov (Ukraine)

DepicT!’14 British Special Mention
Nati by Daniel Chisholm (UK)

DepicT!’14 Shooting People Audience Award
Nati by Daniel Chisholm (UK)