Wimbledon International Short Film Festival
2017 Winning Films
08.10.17 | WISFF 2017
THE FULL STORY
Sponsored by Wimbledon Film Club
Writer / Director DAISY JACOBS, Co- Director CHRIS WILDER, Producers ELLIOT TAGG & GEOFF MORGAN
When the dad next-door walks out, five-year-old Toby discovers that parents leave. As the shock hits, the entire room catapults skywards, morphs in mid-air and lands as a different space. The rooms keep pace with Toby’s volatile emotions as home life spirals out of control in the divorce boom of the 1970s and 80s. Forty years on, kaleidoscopic scraps of memory still cling to the walls; and Toby clings to these fragments, trying to piece together the full story.
Truly a tour de force. The unique, mesmerising visual language articulates all-too-familiar tragedies with humour and sensitivity. Ambitious, brave, and beautifully coloured and textured, the exemplary execution extends also to the acting and soundtrack. – Manu Luksch
BEST STUDENT FILM
Writer / Director SEYED M. TABATBAEI, Producer SIMIN FARROKH AHMADI
M.E., the imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way.
Magical and captivating animation making wonderful use of light and colour with perfect soundtrack. Superb use of pace. Told with tremendous empathy. Great story well told. – Fiona Clarke-Hackston
BEST LONDON FILMMAKER
A LITTLE GREY
Sponsored by Curzon Cinema
Directors SIMON HEWITT & STEVE SMITH, Writer STUART ROYALL
Is there any cure for being ‘a little grey’? One man’s search takes him through bars, churches, doctor’s surgeries, tattoo parlours and beyond, but will he find what he’s looking for? A colourful story about losing your spark and finding redemption.
Isolation and depression well captured in this beautifully told simple story which led a warm and uplifting conclusion. – Fiona Clarke-Hackston
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Director BALINT RAFAEL KELEN
This is a short non-dialogue experimental animation about the great Xamarim in two parts.
Exquisitely animated piece that tells an epic story in purely visual form. – Lila Rawlings
THE RESIDUE OF A RELATIONSHIP
Sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects
Writer / Director / Producer BRETT CHAPMAN
A rom-com-documentary about the power of letters and the way movies influence what we think of as love.
Positive and infectious. A broken relationship has life affirming results. – Nick Brimble
Director / Co-Writer JAMES MORAN, Producer / Co-Writer CAT DAVIES
Jack loves a bargain. And he loves sheds. When he buys suspiciously cheap second-hand parts to build his very own dream shed, he and long-suffering wife Helen find they’ve got more than they bargained for: a killer shed with an appetite for blood.