EEFF Awards

Awards

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

BEST FEATURE

As a leading showcase for first and second features, we are proud to once again present our EEFF Best Film Award. This year’s winner is Ivy (Sarmasik) directed by Tolga Karacelik who will return to EEFF in 2016 as Director-in-Residence. Special Mention: Manos Sucias (Josef Kubota Wladyka). NOMINEES

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Award for Best Documentary goes to Welcome To Leith, by Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker. Recognising the most unique, human and arresting non-fiction stories in this year’s festival programme, the East End Film Festival’s Best Documentary Feature Award champions a film and filmmaker in whose hands bare facts become something profound and cinematic. Special Mentions: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets (Marc Silver) and Trip Along Exodus (Hind Shoufani). NOMINEES

BEST UK SHORT FILM

Amelia Hashemi’s  Don’t Blame Us ‘Cos We’re Famous won the EEFF’s Best UK Short Film Award at the 2015 edition of the festival. From the first stirrings of young love to estranged families reconnecting, terrifying dystopias to seductive reveries, year on year we find ourselves overwhelmed by the unprecedented number of excellent new films from tomorrow’s rising stars of cinema. This award recognises a powerful voice emerging from short form work, one that challenges the well-trodden cliché that a short film is somehow flimsier than a feature. Special Mention: One Thousand & One Teardrops (Fateme Ahmadi).

EEFF 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 festival favourite. Winner: Hi, Miss! directed by Dionne Edwards

EEFF ACCESSION AWARD

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. This year’s award focused on music composition, and the art of the Soundtrack, and has been awarded to Graham Hadfield for Containment. Special Mention: Paul Clark for Paragraph. 

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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