And just like that our fifth year of TweetFest is over. And with it we leave the glitz and glam and screenings for another year.
As always we were thrilled to be able to return to Hackney Picturehouse and the Hen and Chickens Theatre for our three jam-packed days and nights celebrating short film filmmaking. We were delighted to showcase 53 short films this year. And below we share the winners from our gala.
You can also see the full lineup of short that were screened for the festival here.
And a warm congratulations goes to….
Best Short Film
Dir: Simon Ryninks
Stars – Omar Khan and Lydia Wilson
After a night of passion Emily tells Jay that she’d like to use a strap-on. Scared of losing a girl he has a connection with, Jay reluctantly agrees.
Dir: Michele Fiascaris
Stars – Dudley O’Shaughnessy and Joanne Hartley
Rain Catcher is a neo-noir about a young photographer haunted by a mysterious man appearing in his pictures.
Best F-Rated Short Film
Dir: Giulia Gandini
Stars – Clara Read, Trevor Murphy and Ilarian Bushi
A 12-year-old girl has her first period in class. Her skirt is stained red. She is up next to present her final paper in front of all her peers. Will she find a way out of the ‘uncomfortable’ situation?
Special Mention in the F-Rated Category
Dir: Marnie Baxter and Nicola Stuart-Hill
Stars – Marnie Baxter and Nicola Stuart-Hill (also winner of Best Actress)
Best International Short Film
Dir: Trudy Bellinger
Deciding to opt out of the season of goodwill altogether, Holly abandons her family and all the forced merriment on Christmas Eve and instead gets a strange encounter with a security guard and a cosmic festive gift.
Dir: Mary-Sue Masson
Stars – Kellie Shirley and Olivia Lee
Who’s the Daddy? Is a character driven comedy-drama about the ups and down of motherhood. Rachel has a rude introduction to Emma while in play-ground purgatory. Things soon get much more interesting. It turns out these two mums have far more in common than either of them could have possibly imagined…
Nicola Stuart-Hill (Bad Mother)
Omar Khan (The Plunge)
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