ASFF 2014 Award Winners
Best of Festival | Best Animation
Dir. Alan Holly | Ireland, 2013
A lost soul stumbles drunkenly through the city, where Death finds him and shows him many things. A handdrawn film voiced by Brian Gleeson and Orla Fitzgerald.
Peoples Choice Award Winner
The Wolf, The Ship & The Little green Bag
Dir. Kathryn MacCorgarry Gray | UK, 2014
The Wolf, the Ship and the Little Green Bag is a documentary following the life events of three elderly women who recount their coming of age stories.
York Youth Award Winner
How To Disappear Completely
Dir. Phil Drinkwater and Tim Woodall | UK, 2014
A 13-year-old misfit magician attempts to escape a cruel adolescence by perfecting the ultimate on stage disappearing trick.
The Directors Project
Dir. Ben Marshall | UK, 2014
Jigsaw look to the film industry for their AW14 fashion shoot, working with acclaimed feature film director; Francesca Gregorini and inspirational cinematographer, Polly Morgan.
Best Artists' Film
Forgotten Memories From The End of The World
Dir. Danilo Godoy | Brazil, 2014
A VHS labelled "Barcelona 1989" carries a tragic piece of Maria’s past. While she's watching the tape, a mysterious motorcycle courier appears in her window.
Dir. Benjamin Bee | UK, 2014
1997. Into a dizzy world of glamour and false promises comes Cass, a recent graduate. Innocent Publishing appears perfect – but behind cool Britannia there lurks a much darker place.
Herd In Iceland
Dir. Lindsay Blatt | USA/Iceland, 2013
During the summer, Icelandic horses live a remote existence grazing in the highlands. Every September, they are rounded up and directed home across the rugged terrain.
A Good Story
Dir. Martin-Christopher Bode | Germany, 2013
When Helga Landowsky discovers a broken jug near the German/Polish border, she wants it. But she finds that the antiquarian doesn’t want to trade.
Dir. Harald Hutter | France/Scotland, 2014
Léthé is an invitation to go astray; an invitation to forget one’s self, embarking with our vagrant protagonist as he searches to forget his past.
Best Fashion Film
River Island x Joseph Turvey (Featuring JUSTANORM)
Dir. Alex Turvey | UK, 2013
Inspired by Joseph Turvey’s streetwear aesthetic and documentary photographer Jamel Shabazz, Alex Turvey’s short film centres around the model collective Justanorm.
Best Music Video
Night Mail - Public Service Broadcasting
Dir. Robert Hackett | UK, 2013
Shot at night, this promo is characterised by images from the original Night Mail GPO Film Unit film featuring WH Auden's poem, projected onto a disused train station.
Keeping Up With The Joneses
Dir. Michael Pearce | UK, 2013
MP's wife Celia discovers her husband's true colours when she is taken hostage by his criminal business associates. Maxine Peake stars and BAFTA-nominated Michael Pearce directs.