INDIs Film Festival

We had some truly incredible films as part of our Short Film Competition this year, and we are so excited to share the winners of each category! 

Thank you to everyone who submitted a film, we had so much fun watching them all, and congratulations to our winners, runners up and everyone who was selected to be part of the programme! 

15 - 18 

The films in this category were all made by filmmakers aged between 15 - 18

Runner Up


Dir. Calypso Cragg

Isolated' is a short film that captures the dull simplicity of being in lockdown. The repetitive, simple boring daily happenings that seem to blend into each other, becoming a blur of insipid memories and events. Everyday we unconsciously ask ourselves: Will this ever end? Will we ever be free of lockdown? When will I have my life back again?



Dir. Paula Szczyrba

What if you only had one minute left to live? What would you do? More importantly, how would you FEEL?

19 - 21

The films in this category were made by filmmakers aged between 19 - 21

Runner Up


Dir. Isabella Heath-Massey

A farmer tends to his cattle on a particularly foggy morning, but something is slightly strange about his herd today.


Heart of Brass 

Dir. Lauren Sandercock

Heart of Brass is a surreal account of events surrounding a determined passion for brass music when your teeth are standing in the way. This autobiographical film reflects the bitter-sweet love of finding joy from an outside perspective.

22 - 25

The films in this category were made by filmmakers aged between 22 - 25

Runner Up


Dir. Luc Foster

Portrait follows the confusion in the immediate aftermath of an attack through the lens of three mobile phones.


The Gospel According to Gail

Dir. Florence Winter-Hill

At 17, all Mia wants is to live life in the fast lane, but learning to drive with Gail is so much more than a driving lesson. It's a life lesson.

The Sticks and Glass Award 

In addition to the winners and runners-up in each category, Sticks and Glass, the post-production suite based in Leeds have very kindly offered an additional award to a film of their choice. 

The Sticks and Glass award will offer the selected filmmakers their valuable insight and expertise in post-production, and will also open up their state of the art, Leeds-based post-production suite to the winners for a week for them to edit any project they like, and gain knowledge and advice of all things post-production, in this unique and rare opportunity. 

of the Sticks and Glass Award


Dir. Luc Foster

Portrait follows the confusion in the immediate aftermath of an attack through the lens of three mobile phones.

Golden Wings Young Jury Award

We had so many amazing feature films and short films in our programme this year, and the winners were chosen by our amazing Giant Jury! 

Thank you so much to the jury for deciding on the winners, we're sure it wasn't an easy decision! 

Congratulations to all the winners! 

Feature films 

Runner up

My Dad is a Sausage  

Dir. Anouk Fortunier

12 year old Zoë is struggling to find her voice while her older brother and sister are wrapped up in their own lives. Her mum works away a lot and her father has a respectable but dull job in a bank. Everything seems like it will always be the same until one day her father unexpectedly quits his job to become an actor and gets into a big fight with her mum. Zoë believes in her dad, even if nobody else does, and vows to help him in every way she can...
A wonderful film about following your dreams in spite of everyone around you not believing in you. The combination of animation and narration is charming and the story will appeal to children and adults alike.
Suitable for 8+

Runner Up

Team Marco 

Dir. Julio Vincent Gambuto

Marco must reach level 100 of his new computer game for his father to take him to Epcot but when his elderly grandfather movies in, his plans are scuppered. Forced to play outdoors and spend time with his grandad, Marco learns there's more to life than gaming, while his grandfather realises that some technology can be helpful.
Postponed from LYFF 2020, we're excited to be able to finally present this great film to a UK audience. The first film to be made entirely on Statton Island, Team Marco is funny and moving as it shows how different generations can still learn from each other.
Suitable for 8+ due to theme of family bereavement.


Sky Raiders 

Dir. Lior Chefetz

Yotam and his mother move to a new town after the death of his father, a test pilot for the military. When Yotam finds an abandoned plane he decides to restore it with the help of Noa, a girl from school and Morris, a grumpy ex-pilot who eventually comes to see the two kids like his grandchildren. With the annual airshow only weeks away, can they restore the plane and make Morris proud?
An exciting action drama with some amazing aerial action scenes as well as a fascinating insight into the history of the fighter plane.
Suitable for 8+ due to scenes of peril.

Short Films 

Winning Animated Short 

Just An Ordinary Day 

Dir. Adrian Bojić

Tale of life by the sea, underwater life and life on a surface.

Winning Live Action Short 


Dir. Ruchama Ehrenhalt

Olivia is a 12 year old immigrant from New York. She is trying to find her place in the new world she just landed in, Israeli society. Instantly she connects with Alem, an Ethiopian boy who sits next to her in class. It doesn't take long for her to realize that their friendship is social suicide. This is a story about alienation, friendship and home.