Following last month’s Kinofilm Festival we are pleased to announce the award winners and Special mentions to the rest of the world.
Thanks to all our jury members for the task of viewing and appraising all the films. We hope you agree they have made some great decisions from the 230 shorts films screened.
National Jury Choices
Best MADE IN MANCHESTER Short
Winner: Summer’s Gift (UK) directed by David Whitney
Runner up: The Martyr (UK) directed Darren Langlands
Honourable mentions to: Mark and Allen (UK), Rob Reed, and Alicija (UK) Mike Peacock
Best COMEDY Short
Winner: Crack (UK) directed by Peter King
Runner up: Sumo (Japan) directed by Ken Ochiai
Honourable mention to: Girl In The Dress (UK), Natalie Malla
Best BRITISH Short
Winner: Stutterer (UK) directed by Ben Cleary
Runner up: Balcony (UK) directed by Toby Fell- Holdon
Other nomination Patriot (UK) directed by Eva Riley
Honourable Mentions to: Winged Warriors (UK), Evy Barry & No Strings (UK), Eoin Maher
Best MADE UP NORTH Short
Winner: Throw Me To The Dogs (UK) directed by Aaron Dunleavy
Runner up: Twine (UK) directed by Richard Heap
Honourable mention to: Michael (UK) directed by Jonathon Kemp
International Jury Choices
Winner: Between Black and White (Greece) directed by Socrates Alafouzos
Runner Up: Justlikeabitch (Ireland) directed by Ruaidhri Conroy
Honourable mention to: Moritz and the Woodwose (Germany) Bryn Chainey
Best EUROPEAN Short
Winner: Wrapped (Germany) directed by Roman Kalin, Falco Paeper, Flo Wittman
Runner Up: Children of the River (Portugal) directed by Javier Macipe
Honourable mentions to: MeTube: August Sings Carmen Harbanera (Austria), Daniel Moshel & I’ve Just Had a Dream (Spain), Javier Navarro
Best INTERNATIONAL Short
Winner: Scheherazade (USA/Iran) directed by Mehrnoush Aliaghaei
Runner Up: Immentis (Argentina) directed by Francisco de la Fuente.
Honourable mention to: Bluey (Australia) directed by Darlene Johnson.
Best DOCUMENTARY Short
Winner: Red Dust (UK) directed by Ilona Kacieja
Runner up: Seven Days a Week (UK), Tal Amiran
Jury for the Animation / Student / Women in Film Awards
The jury watched a total of 28 animations – a fantastically eclectic mix of styles and stories from around the world – a true feast for the eyes!
Winner: A Single Life (Netherlands) directed by Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins and Job Roggeveen.
Runner Up: We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (Russia) directed by Konstantin Bronzit.
Honourable mention to: Some Thing (Germany) directed by Elena Walf.
Best UK Student Short
Winner: Keep Calm and Carry On (UK) directed by Stan Valroff.
Runner Up: Blue Boy (UK ) directed by Max Jedwab.
Honourable mention to: The Technician (UK) directed by James Arden.
Best International Student Short
The winner: Against Night (USA) directed by Stefan Kubicki.
Runner up: Latiner (Argentina) directed by Ines Gowland.
Honourable mention to: Every Day My Dad Dies (USA) directed by Steven Rico.
Best Female Director
Winner: Listen (Denmark) directed by Rungano Nyoni and Hamy Ramezan.
Runner up: When I was Five I Became a Woman (UK) directed by Maryam Tafakory
Honourable mention to: Doctor Sharpe (UK) Alice Ash and Laura Brown
Audience Choice Award
Winner: Baer (Germany) directed by Pascal Floerks