Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi and Raindance founder Elliot Grove were honored at the very first British Short Film Awards.
Capaldi received the Icon Award while Grove received the Impact Award
The British Short Film Awards, in partnership with the HearArt Project, were hosted by presenter Alex Zane on Friday night. The event was broadcast on YouTube due to restrictions related to the pandemic.
The jury, which deliberated in 35 categories, was made up of Aimee Lou Wood (“Sex Education”), Samuel Adewumni (“The Last Tree”), Tom Rhys Harries (“White Lines”) and Elizabeth Lail (“You”) ) as well as Oscar-winning patron Rachel Shenton (âThe Silent Childâ).
Awards founder and short film director Tommy Clark said in a statement, âShort films have been an incredible launching pad for some of the greatest actors and filmmakers in the industry today, but there is no stand-alone awards ceremony in their honor. The British Short Film Awards aim to recognize, inspire and nurture these future stars and the incredible short films that create them!
Check out the full list of winners below:
Icon price: Pierre Capaldi
Impact Prize: Elliot Grove
Author Award: “Dicetrix”
Founders Award: “Divine David”
Jury Prize: “Iniquity”
Public Prize: “Build a problem” (Dodie)
Best short film: “Starboy” (Tibo Travers, Directed by JoÃ«lle Bentolila)
Best British Short Film: “Enjoy” (Gabriele Lo Giudice, Nick Rowell, directed by Saul Abraham)
Best Animated Short: “Love is only death” (Jakub Kostal, directed by BÃ¡ra Anna StejskalovÃ¡)
Best Documentary Short: “Looking Back With Pride” (Scarlett Barclay, Sasha Nixon, directed by Emily McDonald)
Best Director: Flora Tennant (“We all wanna be crazy)”
Best actor: David Bradley (“Roy”)
Best Actress: Isabelle Connolly (“Pale Saint”)
Best Screenplay (Short): “Reg” (Tom Allpress)
Best score: “Fantasy of the company between the human and the inanimate” (Manu Martin, Ron J Danziger, Joi Barua)
Best Editing: âFirst Awayâ (Nathan Baker)
Best photography: “Pale Saint” (Lasse Ulvedal Tolboll)
Best British Director: Bertie Gilbert (“Please be careful”)
Best short film in a foreign language: “A Swedish Defense” (Jimm Garbis, directed by Simon ElvÃ¤s)
Best English Short Film: “Home” (produced by Fozia Khaliq, directed by Ndrika Anyika)
Best Northern Irish Short Film: “Back in Five” (produced by Michael O’Neill, Jude Sharvin, written and directed by Stephen Pierce)
Best Scottish Short Film: “Monster” (produced by Rebecca Deane, directed by Reiff Gaskell)
Best Welsh Short Film: “Pale Saint” (produced by Alexander Polunin and Rhys Marc Jones, directed by Rhys Marc Jones).
Best feature short film (20-40 min): âTequilla Dreamâ (produced by Joe Andrews, written and directed by Peter Lavery).
Best super short film (less than 5 min): “Pub Kid” (produced by Mollie Bromfield, written and directed by Liam Young).
Best Supporting Actor: Tom Sweet (“Enjoy”).
Best Supporting Actress: Sharon Rooney (âDo No Harmâ).
Best production design: “Baile” (Faye Connor and Charlie Cooper).
Best Comedy Short Film: “Viskar I Vinden” (produced by James Newman, Harry Newman, written and directed by James Newman).
Best Horror Short: “A Sickness” (produced by Jennifer Gelin, written and directed by Guy Soulsby).
Best Science Fiction Short: “CogniKon” (produced and directed by Ravi Ajit Chopra)
Best Dramatic Short Film: “Another Day” (produced by GrÃ¡inne Good, Alan Hall, directed by Daniel Topic).
Best Video Clip: Jorja Smith – âHomeâ (produced by Olufemi Anderson, directed by Rob Akin).
Best student short film: âA Swedish Defenseâ (produced by Jimm Garbis, directed by Simon ElvÃ¥s).
Best hair and makeup: “Starboy” (Elizabeth Hedley).
Best visual effects: “CogniKon” (Peerless, Territory Studios, Foundry, Chocolate Triber).
Best Costume Design: âWe all want to be crazyâ (Zara de Freitas, Freddie Anderson and William Howell-Jackson).
Best set of actors: Mirren Mack & Naomi Preston-Low & Dominic Gilday (âMudlarksâ)
Best sound design: “Louder is not always clearer” (sound design by Andrew Gough).
Best short film in the archives (finished before 2019): “The Silent Child” (produced by Rachel Shenton, Chris Overton, Rebecca Harris, Julie Foy, directed by Chris Overton)
Best Commercial Short Film: âTopjaw – 48 hours in Londonâ (produced by Jesse Burgess, directed by Will Warr).