EEFF Awards

Awards

The East End Film Festival’s established awards system includes:

BEST FEATURE EEFF 2016

Discovering the most distinctive new directors in world cinema, the festival champions the filmmakers making great work now, and who will be creating important cinema for decades to come. We are delighted to be presenting our Best Film Award in 2016. In 2015 Tolga Karaçelik received the festival’s main prize for his second feature Ivy, and Tolga returns to the EEFF this year as Director-in-Residence, heading up the festival jury and co-curating a selection of films from important new Turkish directors. NOMINEES

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Celebrating the most unique, human and arresting non-fiction film in this year’s EEFF programme, the East End Film Festival’s Best Documentary Feature Award champions stark reality portrayed on film, and a filmmaker in whose hands bare facts become something profound and cinematic. From the streets of Baghdad to secret inner worlds, this is a profound selection of documentaries. NOMINEES

BEST UK SHORT FILM

The breeding ground for the most important new filmmakers, short film is an incredibly vibrant and vivid area of filmmaking, seemingly becoming more exciting and respected on its own terms year on year; it boasts a far higher glass ceiling in terms of gender and ethnic diversity than the world of feature films. Here we recognise a powerful voice working in short form, challenging the well-trodden cliché that a short film is somehow flimsier than a feature.

SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD

Festivals may have programmers, juries and directors, but it’s the audience who really matter. Let us know your opinion after any of our shorts screenings and cast your vote for this year’s Short Film Audience Award winner.

ACCESSION AWARD

Created in 2014, the Accession Award exists to champion a particularly vital craft within filmmaking, as well as the recipient’s establishment of a career within their chosen field. Focusing on a different discipline each year, the EEFF 2014 Accession Award celebrated the art of cinematography, with 2015 championing the sonic power of the soundtrack. In 2016, we turn our attention to the subtle, all encompassing craft of screenwriting. NOMINEES

RISING STAR AWARD

Supported by the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Rising Star Award was introduced in 2015 to support the best in new young filmmaking talent. This year’s award was presented to Just Another Saturday, directed by Phoenix Heights, at the last edition of Cutting East in 2016.

EAST END FILM FESTIVAL 2016 WINNERS

 

EAST END FILM FESTIVAL 2015 WINNERS

East End Film Festival 2014 winners

East End Film Festival 2013 winners

East End Film Festival 2012 winners

East End Film Festival 2011 winners

East End Film Festival 2010 winners

East End Film Festival 2009 winners

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