The UK's biggest short filmfestival, Encounters, wrapped this weekend with the International Jury Award andits $5809 (£3,000) prize going to Czech film The T-Shirt (Tricko) directed and written by Hossein Martin Fazeli.The international jury gave honourable mentions to Rabbit by Run Wrake (UK) and Linerboardby Jens Jonsson (
The Best of British juryselected Dreams and Desires: Family Ties directedby Joanna Quinn (UK) as its top film and the recepient of the $1,936 (£1000)prize.
The other prizes were theITV West Award to Tom Parkinson's TheAdventures Of Big Jeff: Bushcraft Alphabet; the UKFilm Council audience award to Marisa Zanoti's The End Of The Sentence; the South West Screen audience award toJames Breese's Benjamin's Struggle; theDepict! live action award to Ruth Meehan's And The Red Man Turned Green; theDepict! animation award and Orange Depict! audience award to Leigh Hodgkinson's Flighty; the Nahemi/Kodak prize for creative film-making to MilesCarter's With Dickinson and I; theNahemi/Cinematography award to Sadik Ahmed's Tanju Miah; the Cartoon D'Or nomination to Daniel Gray and TomBrown's t.o.m.; the animate! artist award to Edouard Salier's Empire (with a mention to Ian Gouldstone's Guy 101); and the Cosgrove Hall Films children's jury award to AudreyFobis and Francois Calleau's CoucouClock.
The 12th Encounters, whichcombined the events Animated Encounters and Brief Encounters, ran Nov 21-26 at