ASFF 2017 Award Winners
Best of Festival | Best Drama Winner
Dir. Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton | Ireland 2017
A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognisable language, baffling linguistic experts from around the globe.
Peoples Choice Award Winner | York Youth Award Winner
The Silent Child
Dir. Chris Overton | UK, 2017
Inspired by real life events. A deaf four-year-old girl, born in to a middle class family, lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
Northern Film School Screenplay Award Winner | Best Artists' Film Winner
For Real Tho
Baptist Penetticobra | France, 2016
A group of teenagers gathers at night to make a film. When the group decides to mess up the film they’re in, a feud starts between For Real Tho and its own characters.
Luca Finotti | Italy, 2017
The idea behind Finotti’s #WeBelieveInThePowerOfLove is to bring together Riccardo Tisci and Nike’s worlds. Based on this, the video celebrates inclusion and social connections.
Chris Shepherd | UK, 2016
Serving 12 years behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit focuses the mind. All that injustice poisons the soul and there’s nothing left but to settle old scores.
Teemu Niukkanen| Finland, 2017
Raimo’s comfy middle class bubble is burst when a satan worshipping sex cult moves in next door. A slick portrayal of everyday life and the inconvenience of neighbours.
Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art
Andrew Mergetson| UK, 2016
Wearing a pair of Air Jordans, Lil Buck takes us on a jookin’ tour of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, gliding through the light-filled halls of the Frank Gehry-designed building.
Sam Peeters | Belgium, 2016
Right-wing populism is spreading through western Europe. It is most popular in quiet, white neighbourhoods Sam Peeters portrays an ironic caricature of life in the Flemish suburbs.
Best Fashion Film
The Sleeping Field
That Jam | Italy, 2016
A trailer to a feature film, which does not exist. Or does it... ? Playing on the notions of cinemtaic landscapes, The Sleeping Field undermines expectations through new sequences.
Best Music Video
Sirens - Metaxas
Savvas Stavrou | UK, 2016
An elderly man reminisces over all that has defined him over the years – his fidelity and his love – whilst time steadily moves backwards as the track unfolds.
Ian Hunt Duffy| UK & Ireland, 2015
Gridlock is a thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.