ASFF 2015 Award Winners
Best of Festival | Best Thriller
Dir. Petros Silvestros | UK 2015
A mysterious young man must confess a terrible sin. But what he reveals to a priest resonates way beyond the confines of the Church – calling into question a 1,500 year-old relationship.
Peoples Choice Award Winner
Dir. Jennifer Sheridan | UK 2014
Directed by Jennifer Sheridan, Acoustic Kitty is inspired by the true story of the CIA's bungled attempt to spy on the Russians by implanting cats with sound recording devices in their midst.
York Youth Award Award Winner
Billy The Kid
Dir. Sam Johnson | UK 2015
15-year-old Billy learns that fitting in to a new school can be hard, particularly when you were bullied out of the last one for living your life as a heroic, lasso wielding cowboy.
Best Advertising Film
Dir. Simon Emmerson, Andy Russell, Tim Spence & Phil Robson | UK 2014
The film aims to capture the ultimate Lush experience in an explosion of colour and texture akin to its creative process.
Somewhere Down The Line
Dir. Julien Regnard | Ireland 2014
A man's life, loves and losses are shown through the exchanges he has with the passengers in his car. Produced by the Frameworks short film scheme, dedicated to animation.
Best Artists' Film
Towards The Possible
Dir. Shezad Dawood | UK/Morocco 2014
Shezad Dawood’s Towards the Possible Film operates between the real, the surreal, the past and present. It is a study in parallel universes, and the sparks that fly when worlds collide.
How I Didn't Become a Piano Player
Dir. Tommaso Pitta | UK 2015
Ted, aged nine, is the clumsiest boy in the world. Desperately searching for his vocation, he cannot find anything he is good at. Then his father comes home with an old monstrous piano.
Dir. Tom Rowland | UK 2014
Primitive follows the story of a dancer through bitter heartbreak and repressed rage to absolution in creativity, exploring the nature of creativity, violence, and the loss of love.
Across Still Water
Dir. Ruth Grimberg | UK 2014
Losing his sight to an incurable disease, John considers his future and, guided by schoolboy Ben, casts his line for carp at the bottom of London’s mysterious hidden lakes.
Dir. Benjamin Cleary | UK 2015
A reclusive typographer with a debilitating speech problem must face his worst fear as he is thrown into a series of uncomfortable, challenging encounters with strangers.
Dir. Anu Valia | USA 2014
Told through the eyes of a down-on-her-luck actor, Drifters explores the basic human desire to find purpose in one's life decisions, inhabiting its daily hesitations and anxieties.
Pinch Me (For Ted Baker)
Dir. Crowns & Owls | UK 2015
Set on a mysterious island , Pinch Me follows a shipwrecked lead male exploring his surroundings and uncovering a surreal town populated by powerful, intriguing female clones.
Best Music Video
We Were Evergreen - Daughters
Dir. Dominique Rocher | France 2014
A contemporary take on the myth of Danaids and inspired by Zbigniew Rybczynski's short Tango, the video plays on the progressive overlapping of characters performing in one room.