Award Winners announced 2014

Encounters Festival 2014 has announced the award winners for 2014 with Argentinian Santiago 'Bou' Grasso winning the Animated Grand Prix for Padre (Father) and American Jennifer Reeder winning the Brief Grand Prix for A Million Miles Away.
The awards showcased both established and emerging talent, with the jury watching 219 short films in 3 days to determine the outstanding winning selection in 13 categories.


Encounters Animated Grand Prix: Padre/Father by Santiago ‘Bou’ Grasso (Argentina)

Encounters Brief Grand Prix: A Million Miles Away by Jennifer Reeder (US)

Grand Prix Special Mention: Subconscious Password by Chris Landreth (Canada)

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

Channel 4 Best of British Animation Award: Marilyn Miller by Mikey Please (UK)

Channel 4 Best of British Short Film Award: Crocodile by Gaëlle Denis (UK)

European Film Academy Nomination: The Chicken by Una Gunjak (Germany/Croatia)

Cartoon D’Or Nomination: Through the Hawthorn by Anna Benner, Gemma Burditt and Pia Borg (UK)

UWE European New Talent Animation Award: The Dewberry Empire by Christian Schlaeffer (UK)

UWE European New Talent Short Film Award: Patterns by Miklos Keleti (Belgium)

Children’s Award: The Planets by Andy Martin (UK)

Encounter’s Audience Award: Drive Home by Jess Cope (UK)

Music Video Award: All the Same (tout les memes) by Henry Scholfield (Belgium)

Documentary Award: Notes on Blindness by Peter Middleton and James Spinney (UK)

2014 DepicT! Awards

DepicT!’14 Award: Carpark by Ant Blades, (UK)

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)