The Award Ceremony for Screentest: National Student Film Festival was held at Roxy: Bar and Screen, at great chill out venue where you can watch films and socialise, found on Borough High Street, London. It was packed when we arrived with nearly every director bringing crew, actors and guests. It was professional yet casual so there was no shortage of drink! Below are the winners of each category, so if you are a film student or film nerd, be sure to check out these directors, because some of them will definitely be making it big.
Best Film: Ever Hear a Postman Whistle? By Bexie Bush
Best Drama: Callum by Michael Van Der Put
Best Comedy: Will You Marry Me? By David Allain
Best Documentary: Fighting Trump by James Trosh
Best Thriller/Horror: Red Letter by Tom Marshall
Best Music Video: Off My Chest by Sally Stapleton
Best Animation: Niagara by Leopold DeWolf
Best Sci-Fi Fantasy: Departure by Duncan Christie
Best Experimental Film: Baseball by Lluís Panades Julia
Best Performances (ensemble): The Phonebox
Best Cinematography: The Laytons by Jackson Hogan
Best Script: Hadley TK-421 by Jonathan Reid-Edwards
Best Score: Hadley TK-421 by /The Listen Collective/
Best Production Design: Orpheus by James Button.
I would like to specially mention director Rose Hendry, because although she did not win any awards, we caught her three short shorts in the experimental category and loved them. She has a very defined and distinctive style which can be seen here at http://vimeo.com/rosehendry. He separation of the background and the figure in the foreground is evident in both her artistic shorts and the Davey Horne ‘Deep Down’ music video which I personally love.
StArt would like to say a massive thank you to Chris Nunn and the Screentest team for being such a great group and allowing us to review and promote the festival. We felt it was a big success and we hope we can get involved next year! Make sure you look out for director editorials or further publicity in the future folks.