ASFF 2016 Award Winners


Best of Festival | Best Documentary

Irregulars

Dir. Fabio Palmieri | Italy 2015

Each year 40,000 people try to enter Europe, fleeing from war and persecution. Since entrances by land have been denied, they board overloaded vessels, facing an often deadly voyage.

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Northern Film School Screenplay Award Winner

Rhonna & Donna

Dir. Daina O. Pusic | UK 2016

Rhonna and Donna are conjoined twin sisters having their biggest fight to date. Donna is in the school production of Romeo and Juliet whilst Rhonna has no desire to be involved.

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Peoples Choice Award Winner

Dust & Resin

Dir. Stephen Parker | UK 2015

Out of money and options, 20-something Simone pays an un-requested visit to an intimacy-starved pensioner with a plan to make herself some quick, necessary cash.

Youth Award Winner

Litterbugs

Dir. Peter Stanley-Ward | UK 2016

Helped by her self-made flying mechanical creatures, a young inventor and a pint-sized superhero defeat the town bullies and consequently find an unexpected friendship.

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Best Advertising Film

Robo-Trumble

Dir. John Wright | UK 2014

Showcasing the Nikon D810 Robotics features. Former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt (heavily pregnant) executes a precisely choreographed routine with a programmed robot.

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Best Animation

Machine

Dir. Sunit Parekh-Gaihede | Denmark 2015

A couple struggles to cope with tragedy. Whilst living in the midst of a massive reconstruction in a small village by the sea, they must confront the changes that surround them.

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Best Artists' Film

Solo Damas

Dir. Callum Hill | UK 2016

A fragmented journey through the dark canal ways on the outskirts of Mexico City. The female protagonist attempts to reconcile with the past through an unsettling pilgrimage.

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Best Comedy

90 Grad Nord

Dir. Detsky Graffam | Germany 2015

It’s a fact: good Germans wait at a red traffic light. But what if the green man simply won’t appear? 90 Degrees North is a parable, taking a black-humorous look at our belief in systems.

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Best Dance

Lay Me Low

Dir. Marlene Millar | Canada 2015

Individual voices weave into one song whilst steps taken in rhythm create one procession. Ten performers communicate mourning while evoking a paradoxical sense of intimacy.

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Best Drama

Silence

Dir. Dejan Mrkic | Australia 2016

A young musician begins to tackle the fragility of her own identity when her hearing – and in extension her livelihood – starts to fade into a seemingly muted existence.

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Best Experimental

Two Signs' Den: Epilogue

Dir. Bruno Decc | Brazil 2016

Three characters from different periods of an alternate reality struggle with the natural and cultural adversities of their time. Their paths are linked by analogous circumstances.


Best Fashion Film

Breaking Rules

Dir. Victor Claramunt | Spain 2015

A group of fresh-faced young students at an all-girls boarding school. A new girl arrives. A new friend will teach her how to break the rules set out by their strict headmistress.

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Best Music Video

Beardyman - Mountanside

Dir. Lewis Rose | UK 2015

Unique music video for UK Beatbox champion and musical chameleon Beardyman. The unexpected story follows a funny and simultaneously bittersweet tale of lost raver love.

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Best Thriller

Cork Man

Dir. Dawn Han | USA 2015

A man with a hole in his head tries to hide his deformity from the world until one day he is pursued by a mysterious stranger. Follow the compelling tale of Cork Man.

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