ASFF 2012 Award Winners

Best of Festival | Best Documentary

The Sugar Bowl

Dir. Shasha Nakhai / Richard Williamson | Canada/Philippines, 2012

The rise and fall of a Philippine island’s sugarcane industry.

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Peoples Choice Award Winner


Dir. Rob Sorrenti | UK, 2011

Hollow is a sensitive observation of the nature of addiction.

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Best Animation

The Jockstrap Raiders

Dir. Mark Nelson | USA, 2011

A group of underdog misfits are all excluded from the war due to various abnormalities.

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Best Artists' Film

Reduction Study (Ping Pong)

Dir. Joanna Tam | USA, 2012

The video examines foreign accent perception in relation to social identity and cultural standardisation.

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Best Comedy


Dir. Mark Davenport | UK, 2011

A darkly comic tale about a celebrity photograph hunter, obsession, and breaking a world record.

Best Drama

Dylan's Room

Dir. Layke Anderson | UK, 2012

A mother finds solace in her son’s deserted bedroom, making discoveries and confronting the past.

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Best Experimental

To The Sea

Dir. Anna Valdez Hanks / Anna Blanford | UK, 2011

A man’s guilty conscience separates him from his family.

Best Music Video

Let It Go

Dir. Ashley Dean | UK, 2012

A tale of tragedy, heartbreak, hope and determination, inspired by Minecraft and Desert Island Discs.

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Best Thriller


Dir. Martin Bargiel |Germany, 2011

If you can’t sleep but dreams still haunt you, then how do you know what’s real?

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