Compulsion, Summit among winners at London Short Film Festival
BAFTA nominee Bobby Yeah [pictured] crowned Best Horror Short at ninth edition of festival, which ran Jan 6-15.
Andrew McVicar’s Compulsion and Medeni Griffiths’ Summit are among the winners at this year’s London Short Film Festival (LSFF).
Compulsion, centred around adolescent love, took home the British Council Award for Best New Short, while psychological thriller Summit, set in Texas, won the Underwire Award for Best Female Character as well as receiving a special mention for Best New Short.
Two shorts screened at the festival have received BAFTA nominations: Bobby Yeah has picked up a Best Short Animation nod, and also won the Popcorn Horror Award for Best Horror Short at this year’s LSFF; Pitch Black Heist, starring Michael Fassbender, picked up a BAFTA Best Short Film nod.
Other winners at the festival included Fritz Stolberg’s Of This, Men Shall Know Nothing which was crowned Best Experimental Short, while Srdan Keca’s Mirage won Best Short Documentary. A full list of winners can be found below.
LSFF ran Jan 6-15.
The Little White Lies Award for Best Lo-Budget Short
Special Mentions: Hogan, dir Peter Millard; Your Dog Ate My Cat, dir Claire Winter; Smoga, dir Ninian Doff.
Winner: An Oral Fixation, dir Kevin Gaffney
The Animate Projects Award for Best Experimental Short
Special Mention: Baroque, dir Ruth Paxton
Winner: Of This, Men Shall Know Nothing, dir Fritz Stolberg.
The Dirty Looks Award for Best Music Short
Special Mention: Staring Out Of The Window, dir Ninian Doff
Winner: House, dir Prano Bailey-Bond
The Student Film Festival London Award for Best Student Short
Special Mentions: For Megan, dir Andrea Harkin; Mirage, dir Srdan Keca
Winner: Life And Stuff, dir Kumar Satkunarasa
The Popcorn Horror Award for Best Horror Short
Special Mentions: The Organ Grinder’s Monkey, dir Jake and Dinos Chapman; Tumult, dir Johnny Barrington
Winner: Bobby Yeah, dir Robert Morgan
The Sheffield Doc/Fest Award for Best Short Documentary
Special Mentions: Achante, dir Emily McMehen; Dylan, dir Ania Winiarska
Winner: Mirage, dir Srdan Keca
The LoCo Award for Best Comedy Short
Special mentions: Tequila, dir Jon Drever; Tumult, dir Johnny Barrington
Winner: All Consuming Love (Man In A Cat), dir Louis Hudson
The Underwire Award for Best Female Character
Special Mentions: Cinderela, dir Magali Magistry; Where Are They Now?, dir Joanna Coates.
Winner: Summit, dir Medeni Griffiths
The British Council Award for Best New Short
Special Mention: Summit, dir Medeni Griffiths
Winner: Compulsion, dir Andrew McVicar