The 14th Encounters Short Film Festival drew to a close last night as Danish film-maker Mads Matthiesen took the International Jury Award, for his short film Dennis, while Danish film Office Noise won the Children's Jury Award.

UK and Danish short films dominated the awards at the festival, which took place in Bristol with six days of screenings of a total of 320 shorts from 63 countries.

Three UKfilms won the Depict! Awards for best entry of 90 seconds or less.

The Depict! award winners were Enough (Tor Kristoffersen), Breaking The Mould (Rebecca Manley and Luca Paulli) and What's Virgin Mean' (Michael Davies).

UK short Leaving won two awards, the ITV West Award and the South West Screen Audience Award.

Bristol-based film-maker Esther May Campbell, who was named one of Screen International's 2008 Stars of Tomorrow, won the Best Of British Award for her short September.


International Jury Award: Dennis (Mads Matthiesen, Denmark)

Best Of British Award: September (Esther May Campbell, UK)

ITV West Award: Leaving (Richard Penfold and Sam Hearn, UK)

South West Screen Audience Award: Leaving (as above)

Children's Jury Award: Office Noise (Mads Johansen, Torben Søttrup, Karsten Madsen and Læke Enemark, Denmark)

Depict Awards: Enough (Tor Kristoffersen, UK)

Breaking The Mould (Rebecca Manley and Luca Paulli, UK)

What's Virgin Mean' (Michael Davies, UK)

4Mations International Newcomer Award: Our Wonderful Nature (Tomer Eshed, Germany)

UK Film Council Audience Award: Skhizein (Jeremy Clapin, France)

Nahemi / Kodak Prize For Creative Filmmaking: Stand Up (Joseph Pierce, UK)

Kodak/ Nahemi Cinematography Award: Island to Isla (Jem Garrard, UK)

Cartoon d'Or Nomination: Skhizien (Jeremy Clapin, France)

Varmints (Marc Craste, UK)

This Is Jo3 (Once Were Farmers, Scotland)