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MAY 2023  OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

Selfie Control
Written by Gareth Moore

Directed by Rajesh Kalhan

When a young girl becomes obsessed with taking selfies, her concerned parents invite a mysterious expert to help them deal with the impact.

(UK)

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

The Last Train

Written & Directed by Lodi Paul Inga

A musician's peaceful late train journey home is suddenly threatened when a passenger asks him to play his guitar.

(South Africa)

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BEST DIRECTOR

The Collector of Camden Passage
Directed by Louis Catliff

In a left-wing borough of London, a mysterious window display intrigues and enrages all who pass by. It’s crammed with provocative, politically incorrect jokes. No one has ever met the person who does it. Until now…

(UK)

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BEST SCREENPLAY

Picturing Wonderland
Written by Maud Rowell

Directed by Alfie Elms

An experimental snapshot of Maud's own experience with blindness, colour and analogue photography.

(UK)

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

A Comet Landed on Earth

Written & Directed by Miao Xi

Cinematography by Peng Ligen

In each dream, we have different identities, as well as different dilemmas and troubles. Do we choose to stay in our own real world, or do we want to escape to another?

(China)

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BEST EDITING

All Politics is Local

Directed & Edited by

Chris Eipper, Declan Mortimer Eipper

Based upon three decades of ethnographic research comes the story of a rural Irish election campaign that becomes as suspenseful as it is surprising.

(Ireland/Australia)

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BEST MUSIC

The Last Train

Music by Lodi Paul Inga

A musician's peaceful late train journey home is suddenly threatened when a passenger asks him to play his guitar.

(South Africa)

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BEST SOUND

Once Upon A Midnight

Directed by Vicky Wanless

Sound Design by Damon Sheridan

Post Sound Coordinator: Wayne Quilliam

Sound Assistant: Dylan Mannion

 

 

Each day, Dolly lives in terror. Her only reason to cling to life is Angelia. But one night, a knock at the door changes everything...

(Australia)

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BEST ACTOR

A Comet Landed on Earth

Directed by Miao Xi

Actor: Zhou Hang as Yuan

In each dream, we have different identities, as well as different dilemmas and troubles. Do we choose to stay in our own real world, or do we want to escape to another?

(China)

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BEST ACTRESS

Vanishing Grace

Directed by Matty Killen

Actress: Marie Devine as Ellie

A woman now clean after years of drug abuse finally gets the chance to meet her young estranged daughter.

(UK)

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

Gold-Break

Written & Directed by Naphat Boonyaprapa

Working at a cinema can be boring and monotonous, and even cleaning a screen can be slow and tiring. But what if you dream about wanting more? What if you could immerse yourself in a film and get lost in it?

(UK)

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GRAND JURY AWARD

Coming of Age

Directed by Anna Maria Friedrich

Produced by Philipp Schwabe

Ruth was sent from Schmalkalden to the United States by her parents in 1939 to escape the Holocaust. In an exchange of experiences, Luai came to Schmalkalden from Aleppo as an unaccompanied refugee in 2015.

(USA/Germany)

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