Award Winners 2015



Brief Grand Prix

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

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

Dir: Christophe M. Saber
Switzerland 2014
10 mins

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

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

Dir: Jorn Threlfall
United Kingdom 2015
13 mins 51 secs

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

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

 Honourable mention: Manoman – Simon Cartwright (United Kingdom)


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

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 

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

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


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)