Can you believe it’s been a whole month since the Beeston Film Festival? A whole month since a roller-coaster weekend of films and songs and popcorn and mayhem at Beeston’s own Arc Cinema. It’s always Beeston Film Festival’s aim to deliver the best that the world of international short film has to offer, and it’s fair to say they hit the target this year!
The level of quality is high and competition is fierce, but only a few films can beat out the others and earn the top spots, snagging awards and taking home B’Oscars. The Jury had a tough job this year, but after much deliberation, the votes were cast and at the awards ceremony the following films received their accolades:
Best ‘Drama’: Iniquity (UK; dir. Oliver Goodrum)
Best ‘Crime’: A Roll in the Hay (France; dir. Geoffrey Fighiera)
Best ‘Comedy’: Numb (UK; dir. Natasha Jatania)
Best ‘Horror’: The Other One (Germany; dir. Lukas Baier)
Best ‘Non-Fiction’: Pointe Black (UK; dir. Rebecca Murray)
Best ‘Animation’: The Soloists (France; dir. Mehrnaz Abdollahinia, Feben Woldehawariat, Razahk Issaka, Celeste Jamneck, Yi Liu)
Best ‘Women’s Voices’: The Hollows of the Moon (Peru; dir. Paula D’Angelo Schmid)
Best ‘A Better Place’: “Perspective Shift” – Episode #2 – Prue Stevenson (Australia; dir. Josh Searle)
Best ‘Student Film’: Brutes (Estonia; dir. Raoul Kirsima)
Best ‘Science Fiction’: Blank Shores (UK; dir. Alex Kyrou)
Best ‘Pride’: Bracha (Israel; dir. Mickey Triest & Aaron Geva)
Best ‘Music Video’: The World’s Gone Nutz (USA; dir. Daniel Robert Cohn)
Best Direction: Iniquity (UK; dir. Oliver Goodrum)
Best Script: Embers (UK; dir. Tom Ganley)
Best Cinematography: Aska (Canda; dir. Clara Milo)
Best Performance: Iniquity (UK; dir. Oliver Goodrum)
Best Sound Design & Soundtrack: Guide Me Home (UK; dir. Stefan Georgiou)
Best in Festival: Iniquity (UK; dir. Oliver Goodrum)
Well done to all the winners! A fantastic evening was had, capping off another successful festival year.
If you missed it then don’t worry, they’ll be back! If you’d like to help out by volunteering to join the Selection Team, if you have feedback or even if you just want a chat with fellow film-lovers, drop Beeston Film Festival a line on their website: https://www.beestonfilm.com/contact
In the meantime they’ll be sitting back and reflecting on how they did this year, as well as working on making next year’s festival even bigger and better. No rest for the wicked!