Award Winners 2015

2015 WINNERS

MAIN AWARDS:

Brief Grand Prix

Blood Below The Skin 
Dir: Jennifer Reeder
United Kingdom 2015
11 mins 30 secs
Fiction

This short narrative chronicles a week in the lives of three teenage girls, from different social circles, who form a bond in the week leading up to the school dance.

 

Animated Grand Prix 

Loop Ring Chop Drink
Dir: Nicolas Ménard
United Kingdom 2014
9 mins 45 secs
Animation / Documentary

The mundane story of a heartbroken man, an online gambling addict, an alcoholic kleptomaniac and an anxious loner living in the same apartment building.

UWE European New Talent Short Film Award

Discipline
Dir: Christophe M. Saber
Switzerland 2014
10 mins
Comedy

In a moment of anger in a grocery store, a father loses patience and disciplines his disobedient child. A shocked customer intervenes to express her concern. When other customers join the conversation, the discussion gradually gets out of hand.

Honourable mention: Carapace – Flora Molinie (France)

UWE European New Talent Animation Award

My Dad 
Dir: Marcus Armitage
United Kingdom 2014
5 mins 53 secs
Animation

A BAFTA nominated short film depicting a dad’s influence on a young boy’s life. His judgmental character mixed with the boys fondness for his dad prove to be a toxic mix that tears away at a world of opportunity and experiences.

Honourable mention:  What I Forgot To Say – Patrick Buhr (Germany)

Chris Collins Best of British Award – Live Action

Over 
Dir: Jorn Threlfall
United Kingdom 2015
13 mins 51 secs
Fiction

Over presents a crime scene. During the course of 9 wide shots, we watch an intriguing story unfold. What has happened in this quiet neighbourhood? A murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is both profound, and deeply unexpected.

NextGen Skills Academy Best of British Award – Animation


Dir: Nina Gantz
United Kingdom 2015
7 mins 45 secs
Animation

Edmond’’s impulse to love and be close to others is strong…Maybe too strong.

 Honourable mention: Manoman – Simon Cartwright (United Kingdom)

MIXED AWARDS:

Music Video Award

Cookie-Tin Banjo 
Dir: Peter Baynton
United Kingdom 2014
2 mins 33 secs
Music: Benjamin Scheuer & Escapist Papers – Cookie-Tin Banjo

A father makes a cookie-tin banjo to give to his son, and with it the gift of music.

Documentary Award

The Atom Station
Dir: Nick Jordan
United Kingdom 2015
13 mins 20 secs
Experimental

The Atom Station is a film centred upon the dramatic and volatile landscape of Iceland; interfusing the cultural, political and ecological forces that shape the island. Features voiceovers from poet WH Auden & environmental activist Ómar Ragnarsson.

Honourable mention:  Starting Point – Michal Szczesniak – Poland)

Children’s Award

Giovanni and the Water Ballet

Dir: Astrid Bussink

Netherlands 2014

17 mins 9 secs

Audience Award 

Pa.
Dir: Kapitolina Tcvetkova-Plotnikova
Russian Federation-United Kingdom 2015
5 mins 20 secs
Animation

Everyone is unique and has their natural talent. Sometimes it really has to be discovered, because it needs you… Or she.

DEPICT! AWARDS 2015

DepicT! Main Award

Hand Maid – Karim Souissi, Robin Wijnhold & Reda Zniber (Morocco)

DepicT! British Special Mention Award

If the Cuckoo Don’t Crow – Steve Kirby (United Kingdom) — Commendation: Don’t Feed the Ducks – Tom Edmondson (United Kingdom)

DepicT! Royal Photographic Society Cinematography Award

The Factory – Thomas Phelan, George Lewis, Jack O’Dowd, James Hambleton-Plumb & Isaac Jack McCardle (United Kingdom)

DepicT! Random Acts Special Mention Award

Conformity Juice – Rosa Fisher (United Kingdom) — Commendation: A2042 – David Castro González (Spain)

DepicT! Shooting People Audience Award

Hand Maid – Karim Souissi, Robin Wijnhold & Reda Zniber (Morocco)

Nominations 2015

EFA Nomination

Over –  Jörn Trelfall (United Kingdom)

 

Anijam Award

I Got This – Tom Gran & Madeline Grossi  (United Kingdom)