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Wimbledon Shorts is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative work in film and video from around the world.

We’re a British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Qualifying Festival

We’re delighted to announce the Wimbledon Shorts Award Winning Films 2022 – here are the 7 films from the UK and around the world. Congratulations to the winning directors and filmmaking teams.

Thank you also to all the filmmakers who submitted films this year, a year of so many quality films made in the toughest of circumstances.

The Wimbledon Shorts Awards Night in Wimbledon Saturday 8 October from 6.30 pm was a terrific event – brilliant films and such an enthusiastic audience. Thank you everyone! 


Best UK Film & Audience Choice Award
directed by Matthew McGuigan

Best International Film
directed by Shokat Harjo

Best Documentary
Love Languages
directed by Jason Osborne

Best Animation
directed by Stephen Quenet‌

Best Young Filmmaker
When the Clapping Stops
directed by Cameron Perry

Best London Filmmaker
directed by Timur Bekir

Best Environmental Film
Ocean Greens
directed by Scott Bradley


A Whispered Hope

“A Whispered Hope” directed by Samantha Locock & Katie Loughrin

Eastern Romance

“Eastern Romance” directed by Anna Tabi Jasinska

Happier Alone

“Happier Alone” directed by Lili Giacobino

Ocean Greens

“Ocean Greens” directed by Scott Bradley


“Ruthless” directed by Matthew McGuigan

Whos Asking

“Who’s Counting?” directed by Ben Lankester


“Booksmart” directed by Côme Ferré


“EDDERKOPPEN” directed by Shokat Harjo 

Love Languages

“Love Languages” directed by Jason Osborne


“Pengugee” directed by Stephen Quenet‌

Split or Steal

“Split or Steal” directed by Jack Bailey

When the Clapping Stops

“When the Clapping Stops” directed by Cameron Perry

Cloud Boy

“Cloud Boy: An Autistic Journey” directed by Kieran Firth-Bernard

Gruf and Me

“Gruf and Me” directed by Dovi Keich

Niente di glamour

“Niente di glamour / Nothing glamorous” directed by Giovanni Conte


“Phoenix” directed by Timur Bekir

This is Fine

“This is fine” directed by Gianmarco Nepa

Ruthless are utterly thrilled to take home 2 awards last night @WimbledonShorts for Best UK film and The Audience Award! A real pleasure to screen at such a great fest and congrats to the other winners. GET IT ON! ‘ Kate Perry Screenwriter Ruthless

”Top night watching the outstanding finalists of the Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival awards @polkatheatre  It was emotional, poignant, scary, intriguing, engaging, beautiful, funny, sad, captivating. Everything you could want from good short films.’  Lucy Kane MD Time & Leisure

‘The Wimbledon Festival is something special. A fantastic evening was had in the newly refurbished Polka Theatre for the 2021 awards night. My film CANDLE COPS could not have premiered at a better run event. A big THANK-YOU to the dedicated team who make this festival happen year after year!’ Candle Cops Director Tony Collingwood

‘WSIFF is a charming grassroots festival with a focus on uncovering resourceful new filmmakers around the world. The organisers do a fantastic job curating a quality range of up and coming talent, across various genres, and I’m very grateful to have taken part in this festival and won.’ Copper and Nickel Director Chris Shenkman

‘For once (amongst many of the festivals I have visited) the audience was large and included lots of members of the public as well as film makers. It was extremely well organised and the viewing and audio amongst one of the best I have seen.’  What Happened to Evie Director Kate Cheeseman


Huge thank you sponsors and supporters Marcus Beale Architects, Cut To: Plan, Curzon Cinemas and Wimbledon BookFest,  and our friends at the Polka Theatre.

2022 Awards Jury

Dominic Buttimore – Executive Producer
Andrew Chowns – Chair, Directors’ Charitable Foundation
Fiona Clarke-Hackston – Media Consultant, Memini
Deborah Haywood – Writer & Director
Manu Luksch – 
Artist and Filmmaker
Lila Rawlings – Head of Creative; Film and TV for Alfonso Cuarón
Matt Smith – 
Head of Distribution Lionsgate
Nick Toon – 
Director of Rational[e] Consulting

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