Awards 2008

Award for Best Animated Film:


Pushkin, Director: Trevor Hardy
Raubbau / Depletion, Director: Christian Schleisiek
The Roboteers / Memories of a Dreamer, Directors: Karl Maddix and Adam Cook

Winner: The Roboteers

Award for Best Documentary Film:


Bomb Harvest, Director: Kim Mordaunt
The Caravan of Manuscripts, Directors: Lidia Peralta Garcia
Memorias de un Soador / Memories of a Dreamer, Director: Alisson Larrea

Winner: Memorias de un Soador

Award for Best Short Film:


Bloodline, Director: Rupert Bryan
El Mesengero / The Messenger, Director: Roberto Rossi
Hold on, Director: Damien Roussineau

Winner: Bloodline

Award for Best Feature Film:


The Twisted Tale of Bloody Mary / La Controvertida historia de Maria la Sanguinaria, Director: Chris Barnard
Karma: Crime, Passion, Reincarnation, Director: M R Shahjahan
Fraternalmente / Fraternally, Director: Javier Gorleri

Winner: Karma: Crime, Passion, Reincarnation

Award for 24 hour Film Challenge:

Nominations, Audience Award†, Jury Award*:

*Cam Murders, by Team Express
†*Death Dancers, by Team Frankenstein
†*A Perfect Mess, by Lanning / Wilkins
†Sex in the Bathroom, by Trash bin films

Winner: Death Dancers (Jury vote & audience choice)
Winner: A Perfect Mess (Jury runner up)

Shorts 2008

Porque Hay Cosasquenuncase Olvidan (Because there are things you never forget)

Country: Spain
Language: Italian (English Subtitles)
Year: 2008
Length: 13 min
Director: Lucas Figueroa

Naples (Italy), 1950. Four friends are playing soccer out on the street when their ball is accidentally kicked into the evil old lady’s yard. They’ll never play with their ball again ? and for that the revenge will be deadly.

Hold on

Country: France
Language: English, Spanish, French (English Subtitles)
Year: 2008
Length: 12 min
Director: Damien Roussineau

New York. In the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Max hears a baby laughing. Nobody around. It comes from a garbage can…

Made in Japan

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Year: 2007
Length: 5 min
Director: Ciro Altabás

“My mother admitted that the man who I thought was my father was not my father”

A Million Pounds Don’t Come For Free

Country: UK
Language: English
Year: 2007
Length: 8 min
Director: Samuel Dore
Cast: Tom Bonington, Andy Bainbridge, Roberto Gomez Martin, Hal Draper, Lewis Barfoot

The story of a down-on-his-luck Deaf crook who has stolen £1million from the wrong people and two violent criminals using whatever methods to try and find out where he has hidden the money but with a large amount of money waiting to be found we see how far people will go…

Fereshtegan Dar Khak Mimirand / Angels Die in the Soil

Country: Iran/Iraq
Year: 2008
Length: 30 min
Director: Babak Amini
Cast: Donya Ghobadi, Pedram seifoori


An Iraqi-Kurdish girl earns a living for her ill father by selling Iranian soldiers’ bones remained from the Iran-Iraq war. One day she comes across terrorists incident involving an American soldier on her way back home. She involves herself in the incident by trying to help him.

Baby Love

Country: Portugal
Language: No dialogues
Year: 2007
Length: 1 min
Director: Miguel Estima
Cast: Miguel Estima

A young priest’s erotic dream. When he wakes up is confronted with a reality not pleasant.

Basura / Rubbish

Country: SPAIN
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Year: 2007
Length: 15 min
Director: Leandro Solari

Ernesto works at an abattoir. Despite the company of his wife, Mercedes he feels very much alone in life. The loss of their son at the hands of the Death Squads that kill whit impunity even orphan children scrounging on the streets, will affect them for ever and lead their lives to radical changes.

Moresure / Bitten

Country: France
Language: french (English subtitles)
Year: 2006
Length: 13 min
Director: David Morley
Cast: Luz Mando, Frederic Maranber, Didier Menin, Edith Le Merdy

It’s dark times, authorities have requested confinement. One night a young woman is pursued by an armed man, but she manages to take refuge with a couple on their isolated farm. The farmer steps outside to face the attacker but doesn’t quite get the reception he’s expecting.


Country: ENGLAND
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Year: 2008
Length: 12 min
Director: Rupert Bryan
Writer: Alan Wightman
Cast: Christopher Cazenove (Dynasty, Judge John Deed, A Knights Tale) Melanie Gutteridge (The Bill) Moonie King Laurentiu Possa.

London. Today. After taking a group of bloodthirsty tourists on a macabre and visceral Jack The Ripper Murder Walk, tour guide and expert in Ripperology, Peter Draycott (Cazenove) is approached by one of the group, writer Laura Turner (Gutteridge) Who tells him that she has almost completed a book that will finally reveal the Rippers true identity. When he dismisses her book, albeit in a charming manner, as yet one more un-provable Ripper theory, Laura decides to follow Peter through the back streets of the East End to the hidden place where he does his research. Confronting Peter in his lair with her theory regarding why the Ripper was never caught, Laura is suddenly and shockingly caught up in a chilling, blood-soaked climax?


Country: UK
Language: English (Spanish Subtitles)
Year: 2008
Length: 9mins 20 secs
Director: Gus Alvarez
Cast: David Cann, Jonathan Rhodes, Anthony Tyler, Derek Horsham, Dan Poole, Pedro Theye, Joanna King


A man is held captive, threatened and mentally tortured by his captors. An anxious boardroom gathers to watch the resulting hostage tape; the tension mounts as it draws to its inevitable, traumatic conclusion… But events are even more sinister than they initially appear.

The Cleaner

Country: UK
Language: English & Russian
Year: 2007
Length: 13 min
Director: Noel Kearns
Cast: Yuri Stepanaov, Rad Lazar, Dan Robb, Lawrence McGrandles, Gemma Robinson, June O’Donovan, Ms Choat, Shaban Arafi, Simon Rhodes

Stefan is an emigrant night-cleaner at a London hospital, who is called upon to translate for an injured foreign man who has been rushed into Accident & Emergency. But Stefan recognises the patient as a brutal warlord from their former war-torn homeland. Now, will he help save the man’s life or take the ultimate revenge?

Peutas / Doors

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Year: 2008
Length: 10 min