Award Winners 2014
Brief Grand Prix
Melancholy as a survival strategy in the American Mid-West
Animated Grand Prix
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.
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*
In this video, Stromae shows his male and female side
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 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
A Bereaved Headmaster Fights A Crocodile
European Film Academy Nomination
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.
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
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
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.
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
A forgotten name leads to a mind-bending romp through a game show of the unconscious
2014 DepicT! Awards
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)
Sign up to our
for news and alerts from the Encounters Festival