Key Dates

  • The competition is now closed.
  • Competition Screening and Awards Night, Wimbledon, 7pm Saturday 1 October 2016
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SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2016

The shortlisted films for the 2016 Wimbledon International Short Film Festival:


BACK ON THE LINE
UK
Writer, Director & Producers: Joshua Stewart and Simon Youel
Nominated for Best Documentary & Best London Filmmaker

CITY LIGHTS
UK
Writer & Director: Ed Wiles
Producer: Carey Thring
Nominated for Best London Filmmaker

DAWN
UK
Writer & Director: Jake Graf
Producer: Kat Holmes
Nominated for Best London Filmmaker

DOG DAYS
UK
Writer & Director: George Taylor
Producer: Will Willson
Nominated for Best London Filmmaker

DREAMING OF PEGGY LEE
UK
Writer, Director & Producer: James Everett
Nominated for Best London Filmmaker

HAIKU 9:TRADE
Canada
Director & Animator: Lyle Pisio
Nominated for Best Animated Film

IMAGINING TIME
Australia
Director & Animator: Jelena Sinik
Nominated for Best Animated Film & Best Student Film

IN THE PARKING LOT
Mexico
Writer & Director: Juliana Orea
Writer: Peter Solis
Producer: José Luis Villanueva
Nominated for Best Student film

NAN’S ARMY
UK
Director: Lucy Werrett
Producers: Lily Jane Godden & Lucy Werrett
Nominated for Best Documentary & Best Student Film

RUN FREE
Netherlands
Writer & Director: Raynor Arkenbout
Producer: Sanne Piersma
Nominated for Best Student film

THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RAT
UK
Writer & Animator: Jan Julian Rospond
Nominated for Best Animated Film & Best Student Film

THE SPRINT KING
UK
Writer & Director: Benjamin Ducker
Producers: Mike Etherington, James Ducker & Benjamin Ducker
Nominated for Best London Filmmaker

WRITING ON STONE
Canada
Writer & Director: Sean Thonson
Producer: Rita LeRoux
Nominated for Best Documentary

Wimbledon International Short Film Festival in top ten list of UK film festivals: http://metro.co.uk/2016/05/28/the-top-uk-film-festivals-you-need-to-know-about-5909764/

Awards will be presented for the following film categories:

  • WFC Award for Best Wimbledon Shorts film
  • Best Animated Film
  • Student Filmmaker Award (filmmakers under 25 in schools, colleges and universities)
  • Best Documentary
  • Best London Filmmaker (any film that is either made in Greater London or made by a filmmaker who lives or works in Greater London)

See who won what in 2015

Prizes

£500 for winner of Best Wimbledon Shorts Film

Meet with an Industry Expert for winner of Student Film Award

2016 judges

  • NICK BRIMBLE, Actor
  • DOMINIC BUTTIMORE , CEO th1ng
  • FIONA CLARKE-HACKSTON, Chief Executive British Screen Advisory Council
  • CELINE COULSON, Development Editor, Film4
  • GILES EDWARDS, Head of Acquisitions Metrodome
  • MANU LUKSCH, Artist and Filmmaker
  • AVIE LUTHRIE, BAFTA-nominated Film Director ("Mad, Sad and Bad")
  • DEREK MALCOLM, Film Critic
  • TOBY MUNDY, Director, Toby Mundy Agency
  • LILA RAWLINGS: Executive Producer, Left Bank Pictures & Script Consultant
  • MATT SMITH, Head of Distribution Lionsgate
  • NICK TOON, Vice President, UK Public Policy, Time Warner

Please note the judges' decisions are final and neither they nor the Wimbledon International Short Film Festival organisers will enter into discussions.

Films will be judged upon their creativity, technical aptitude and the clarity of ideas or narrative.