Supported by Prime Focus, the BEST SHORT jury comprised multiple BAFTA winning short filmmaker Martina Amati, director of Rushes Soho Shorts Festival Joe Bateman, Vice Chair of the board of the European Film Academy Nik Powell, and actress Jodie Whittaker.
The EEFF 2013 Best UK Short Film Award is presented to LIFE SENTENCE, a hard hitting fictional story of two schoolboys and how their paths crossed one night in urban London. The first foray into writing and directing by London-born actor Ray Panthaki (Eastenders, Kidulthood), it’s loosely inspired by events affecting his own life. Panthaki will be awarded £3,000 of post-production support by Award sponsor Prime Focus.
The EEFF also engages its audience in bestowing their Best EEFF Short Film AUDIENCE AWARD which in 2013 has been presented to filmmaker Alexander Thomas’s THE UNDREAM. Starring Welsh Bafta award winner Jonny Owen as an insomniac who exists in two worlds, it’s the dark, quiet story of one man’s fight.