13 August 2020

Short Film Competition 2020 – Winners Announced

By Kelly Oates Account Handler
Photographer shooting
We recently held our third annual short film competition, this time with a difference… we went virtual, for the first time ever!

We were thrilled with the turnout and support we received from everyone that joined us, and the team were pleasantly surprised that there were no major technical difficulties on the evening itself.

Despite our competition being online-based this year, this quickly became our biggest one to date with 689 entries (584 unique entrants), a shortlist of 36, and 6 final winning films.

We are pleased to announce the winning films, as follows:

Best ‘Short’ Short

Winner ‘CLOUDS’

Directed by David Yorke, Produced by Phil Beastall

Synopsis: A grey cloud follows a young boy as he struggles to cope with depression.

Below is a reminder of our fantastic shortlist for the Best ‘Short’ Short category 

Best Horror

Winner ‘THE DEAD ONES’

Directed by Stefan Georgiou, Produced by Elettra Pizzi

Synopsis: In the world of THE DEAD ONES, those whose lives are cut short by violence do not disappear, they live to haunt the person who killed them.

Below is a reminder of our fantastic shortlist for the Best Horror category 

Best Documentary

Winner ‘AMONGST MOUNTAINS’

Directed by Ben Sherlock, Produced by Leon McCarron

Synopsis: A whirlwind tour through one of the most misunderstood parts of the world.

Below is a reminder of our fantastic shortlist for the Best Documentary category 

Best Animation

Winner ‘HELLO JEMIMA’

Directed by Peter Baynton, Produced by Jesse Romain

Synopsis: The latest in the multi-award winning partnership between American songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and British animator Peter Baynton. Ben posts himself from New York to London to visit the girl he loves. Unfortunately he gets lost on the way.

Below is a reminder of our fantastic shortlist for the Best Animation category 

Best Drama

Winner ‘LAB RAT’

Directed by Nour Wazzi, Produced by Neil Chordia and Amanda Brennan

Synopsis: In a near future, a group of scientists trapped in a room learn that one of them is an A.I… and it has been deceiving them. They cannot escape until they figure out who it is.

Below is a reminder of our fantastic shortlist for the Best Drama category 

Best Comedy

Winner ‘THE PLUNGE’

Directed by Simon Ryninks, Produced by Tibo Travers

Synopsis: Falling in love can be a pain in the arse!

Below is a reminder of our fantastic shortlist for the Best Comedy category 

We would again like to express a huge thank you to everyone who entered this year, those who supported us across social media and those who attended our online awards ceremony.

We would like to give a special thanks to:

Pro Motion Hire

New Day Pictures

Goldcrest Post Production

Reviewed & Cleared

We’re also currently planning a couple of spin off events which we’ll be sharing the details of in the next month or so.

We hope that everyone gets back to producing great content as soon as possible, and we look forward to seeing more of your films in the future!

In the meantime, keep an eye on our socials to see more of what we get up to…

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