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.