We're so thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 INDIs Awards, celebrating emerging filmmakers and their independent films.

The next generation of film talent won cash prizes and opportunities from Leeds City College and Sticks and Glass.

All the films are available on the Leeds Film Player and can be watched for free Here, and are availble until April 30! 

15-18 

WINNER

SIXTY

Dir. Paula Szczyrba

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

(LIVE ACTION 1)

 

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Isolated

Dir. Calypso Cragg

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

(LIVE ACTION 1)

19-21

WINNER

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.

(ANIMATION) 

 

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HOOF

Dir. Isabella Heath-Massey

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

(ANIMATION)

22-25

WINNER

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.

(LIVE ACTION 1) 

 

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Portrait 

Dir. Luc Foster

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

(LIVE ACTION 1) 

Also the winner of our Sticks and Glass award! 

Thank you to Leeds City College and Sticks and Glass