ASFF 2013 Award Winners
Best of Festival | Best Drama
Out of Darkness
Dir. Manjinder Virk | UK, 2013
A unique story, told by nine different voices, which explores the haunting of a conscience by lost souls that won’t let go. With Tom Hiddleston and Riz Ahmed.
Peoples Choice Award Winner
But Milk Is Important
Dir. Anna Mantzaris / Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen | Norway, 2012
A man with social anxiety disorder finds his routine life changed drastically when a naïve and clumsy creature appears and starts to follow him. Terrified, he tries to escape.
Dir. Emma De Swaef / Marc James Roels | Belgium / France / Netherlands / Luxembourg, 2011
Willy returns to the naturist community where he spent his youth to visit his dying mother. In confused sadness, he flees to the forest, finding motherly protection in a big, gentle beast.
Best Artists' Film
Dir. Imran Perretta | UK, 2012
Ma, Bengali for mother, is a work exploring the subject of loss. The film follows my grandmother as she reflects on the recent death of her daughter, my mother.
This Way Out
Dir. Staten Cousins-Roe | UK, 2013
An oddball manager and her hapless assistant have 10 days to increase client numbers at their assisted suicide centre or face closure by the Euthanasia Licensing Board.
Danger Overhead Powerlines
Dir. Mia Mullarkey | Ireland, 2013
A modern-day David and Goliath tale, Danger Overhead Powerlines follows a 65-year-old woman who is imprisoned when she tries to protect thousands of trees she planted by hand.
Man vs Sand
Dir. Prano Bailey-Bond | UK, 2012
Post-apocalyptic short film inspired by Theatre of the Absurd, offering a satirised view of the live-to-work ethic. Originally based on a letter about the economic crisis.
Best Music Video
Call Me In The Afternoon - Half Moon Run
Dir. Czlowiek Kamera | Poland, 2012
Surreal, split screen music video for Canadian trio Half Moon Run. Deep in the woods, just out of sight, curious things happen and not everything is as it seems.
Dir. Karim Ouaret | France 2012, 2012
Beneath the whirr of a desolate laundromat, a woman enters to wash her clothes. Beside her, a man’s memory plays tricks on him as he tries to read his comic book.