Wimbledon International Short Film Festival

Student Films

26.08.16 | WISFF 2016

Best Student Film

This year we have 5 short films nominated for Best Student Film at WISFF 2016.

IMAGINING TIME
Australia
Director & Animator: Jelena Sinik
Also nominated for Best Animated Film

Best Student Film

Adapted from the poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T. S. Eliot, Imagining Time is designed in a dual screen format. The animation combines notions of the disruption of the everyday; magical realism and surrealism with the themes of isolation, introversion and passivity from the poem. A century after the first publication of the poem, its exploration of the modern condition remains highly relatable to audiences today. An experimental animation, Imagining Time engages with issues of identity and the self, as we embark on an imaginative journey through the mind and experiences of young writer Alex Rabey. 

Find out more about Jelena here

IN THE PARKING LOT
Mexico
Writer & Director: Juliana Orea
Writer: Peter Solis
Producer: José Luis Villanueva

Best Student Film

Lis and her brother Gonzo, are waiting in a car for their father to arrive. After waiting for hours , the kids begin to worry . Gabriel returns carefree, so Lis decides to show her anger by leaving him out of the car . Father and daughter must face the real problems of their relationship.

NAN’S ARMY
World Premier
UK
Director: Lucy Werrett
Producers: Lily Jane Godden & Lucy Werrett
Also nominated for Best Documentary

Best Student Film
War does not stop when the last shot is fired. Set in the city of Bristol, Nan’s Army tells the story of three local elderly women whose lives were transformed by World War 2 for better and for worse. Bristol was the fifth most bombed British city of the war, with much of the city having to be completely rebuilt after the wars end. Nan’s Army recounts what it was like for young girls to grow up in this tumultuous time, a time when families were ripped apart, friends were lost and homes were destroyed.

RUN FREE
World Premier
Netherlands
Writer & Director: Raynor Arkenbout
Producer: Sanne Piersma

Best Student Film
Peter is being chased by two nazi soldiers. Knowing these are probably his last moments he decides to write a letter to Hanna, the Jewish girl he fell in love with in the rural parts of the nazi-occupied Netherlands. Barricaded inside a shed, he writes the letter while trying to stay out of the hands of the two soldiers.

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

Best Student Film

In the city shred by terror, a mysterious shape-shifting man strikes fear into the hearts of the citizens. A wild, innocent cat nearly falls victim to the strange monster, but the unexpected turn of events helps him discover the monster’s great secret.

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