Gala Awards 2018 + Winners

Wow, what a night! Thank you to the Hackney Picturehouse and the Hen and Chickens Theatre for looking after us and providing us with two amazing venues to show off the talent that is TweetFest Film Festival.

Over the course of the three days we showed a total of 48 short films from every genre ranging from drama and comedy, animation and documentaries, all the way through to ghost stories (they should have their own genre surely!!) and even a touch of black comedy. It was tremendous to see the variety of incredible filmmaking that is available out there.

As always, there can only be a few winners. Without further ado, here are the award winners for TweetFest Film Festival 2018! We salute you all!

Best Short Film

Early Days

Early_DaysThough Kate knows she’s lucky to have become a mother, and her instincts toward her baby are fiercely protective, post-natal trauma and hallucinations make the world increasingly hard to bear. Can anything pull her back to reality — before it’s too late?”

Director – Nessa Wrafter

Stars –  Maimie McCoy, Adrian Bower, Peter Wight and Asan N’Jie

Best Cinematography


Contractor_A3_print_jpegReal and imaginary worlds collide when a lonely data entry clerk reaches through his computer screen, in search of a genuine connection.

Director – Simon Ryninks

Stars – Johnny Flynn, Daniel Ings and Omar Khan

Best F-Rated Short Film


PulsarA Peacemaker, who rejects his final mission to save an endangered planet, is believed to be cursed when a solar storm hits his spaceship.

Director -Aurora Fearnley

Stars – Jessie Buckley and Anna Koval

Best International Short Film

Are You Volleyball?!

Are you volleyball-posterA story about asylum seekers who have lost their pacification during the war and are seeking for a better place in the world to live. They arrive to border and the story starts.

Director – Mohammad Bakhshi

Stars – Mehdi Amiri, Esmaeil Alizadeh, Behnoud Yakhchali and Saeid Ahanj

Audience Award

Early Days     AND     Are You Volleyball?! 

We have never had a tie breaker before!!


Best Actress


Maimie McCoy (Early Days)

Best Actor

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Johnny Flynn (Contractor 014352)


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