We are very pleased to announce the Winners of the British Short Film Competition 2012 and Yorkshire Short Film Competition 2012. The National Short Film Jury, judging the British Short Film Competition and Yorkshire Short Film Competition, consisted of David Lilley, Kathryn Penny and Alex Ramseyer-Bache. The Winners are:
British Short Film Competition 2012
Yorkshire Short Film Competition 2012
The Farmer’s Wife (by Francis Lee)
Kiss (by Cathy Brady)
Winner: Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared
The judges felt this was a truly different film and an assault on the senses. As soon as the audience has made a judgement on the film the rug is pulled out from under their feet! A brilliant combination of darkness and levity. Wonderfully acted, puppeteered and animated. The judges couldn’t wait to see the film again and look forward to seeing more from these directors.
Special Mention: Worm
This film could have descended into silliness and flippancy but retained its vision as a portrayal of grief with elements of fantasy and horror. A well shot, entertaining film with a darker ending than you expect.
Special Mention: Dylan’s Room
This genuine moment between a mother and son moved the jury. Nothing felt forced in this film. There was no big drama or revelation just two people who were going to miss each other. The production design was fantastic with Dylan’s actual room giving us more and more as the film played out.
Winner: The Farmer’s Wife
This was a clear winner for the judges. A fantastic central performance and a poignant journey for the central character. Wonderful contrasts of rugged and delicate. A stylish and dignified film which tackled a sad story against a bleak backdrop without being at all depressing.
Special Mention: Kiss
A well observed film with good performances. Clearly portrayed the drama of a situation which to adults seems so trivial but to teenagers is so emotionally complex.