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2014 London Film Award Winners

London Film Awards Winners truly represent the best of the independent film and screenwriting.  The London Film Awards proudly recognizes the Gold Lion Award Winners of the 2014 film and sceenplay competitions.

the-maidGrand Jury Prize

The Maid
Directed by Paul Emmanuel
UK





Jack, an emotionally troubled teenager living in the U.S., travels to England to spend his upcoming birthday with his estranged dad, hoping to salvage their fragile relationship. While staying at his father's house, he gets into an obsessive relationship with the older European woman working there.


lureSpecial Jury Prize

Lure
Directed by Chris Turner
Canada





Lure tells the story of an unstable post-grad student, Rebecca Markowitz, who is writing her doctorate thesis on convicted internet stalker, Eric Daltry.

ConfidentielBest Feature Film

Confidentiel
Directed by Richard McKee
USA





On a quiet secluded beach in wine country on eastern Long Island's North fork, a body is discovered, washed up and hidden amongst the seaweed and other discarded detritus-- to be found by a dog-walker in the coarse and rocky sand of this otherwise picturesque and idyllic place. A pair of police detectives are horrified and set out to solve the case and wonder "who could have done such a thing"?


Lady-LuckBest Short Film

Lady Luck
Directed by Jo Lewis
UK





A young boy attempts to win back his mother's love. Based on a short story by DH Lawrence 'The Rocking Horse Winner'.

GaiaBest Experimental Film

Gaia
Directed by Nick Graalman & Erin Fowler
Australia





Gaia (Mother Earth) is struggling for survival in an increasingly degraded and urbanised planet. Through the language of dance, Gaia tells a universal story relevant to everyone that inhabits the earth.

Need-my-MonsterBest Animated Film

I Need My Monster
Directed by Stephen Baker & Howard Cook
USA





I Need My Monster is a short animated film based on the unique award wining monster-under-the-bed story for all monster-loving kids of the same title.

Hannahs-BirthdayBest Short Screenplay

Hannah's Birthday
Directed by Juliet Bergh
New Zealand





Hannah is a waitress trapped in limbo; unable to escape the nightmare until she finds the courage to destroy the demons of her past.

jfkBest Documentary Feature

JFK: A President Betrayed
Directed by Darin Nellis
USA





JFK: A President Betrayed uncovers new evidence that reveals how President John F. Kennedy boldly reversed deeply entrenched pro-war government policy to embark on secret back-channel peace efforts with Russian President Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and other "enemies" of the United States. The film raises many questions as to whom his real enemies were.

AlegriaBest Documentary Short

Alegria - A Humanitarian Expedition
Directed by Christoph von Toggenburg
United Kingdom





A Humanitarian Expedition tells the story of an epic solo expedition across the Himalaya that changed the life of hundreds of people in need and reached millions around the world. In 2010, Christoph von Toggenburg cycled alone 3200km along the world’s highest tracks pulling a 30kg trailer packed with survival gear in support of leprosy patients and mentally destitute women in India.

checking-InBest British Film

Checking In
Directed by David Hastings
UK





In every hotel, each guest has a story. 'Checking In' delves into the lives of numerous visitors to one particular establishment over the course of a 24 hour period on a random average working day. Told through the eyes of maid Radka (Nici Preston) & Alec the Manager (Roger David Francis), we meet a range of guests; some will make you laugh, some will make you gasp while some will make you think.

third-is-my-firstBest Director

Third is my First
Directed by Real Florido
Philippines





On the first day of her retirement, 65-year-old Cory busies herself by cleaning her house until it was immaculate and spotless. Still, something does not feel right. She is not used to the silence and to spending every waking hour with just her husband, Alejandro. She wonders if this is all she is to do and can expect for the rest of her life, after spending a good deal of it working so hard.

What-Goes-UpBest Romance

What Goes Up
Directed by Matt Gambell
UK





Lee & Ray are game developers. Lee loves Sarah but can't talk to her & when the universe mysteriously gifts him a cube that gives him visions of the future things change for him but not necessarily for the better.

ButterfliesCinematic Vision Award

Butterflies
Directed by Cayman Grant
Canada





Inspired by true events, Butterflies is a teenage story about a cancer survivor who learns to live life to the fullest with a new friend who faces his own battle with Leukemia.

Full-CircleBest First-Time Director

Full Circle
Directed by Pauline Gefin
USA





A young girl in New York City helps a hungry man pay for food at a city food cart – and is later rewarded by karma when a handsome guy pays for her lunch and the two share a connection. Movie based on true story.

Kid-GlovesBest Actor

Victor Ptak - Kid Gloves
Directed by Adam Simcox
USA





It's 1972, and Fred Dobbs is preparing for the Schoolboy Boxing Championships. His trainer, who also happens to be his father, thinks he's the next great white hope. Two years of training have led up to this climatic night. There's just one problem. Fred can't box. In the same year Gustavo White, a Cuban boxing legend prepares for the biggest fight of his life at the Munich Olympics.

Brain-of-TerrorBest Actress

Kathreen Khavari - Brain of Terror
Directed by Kathreen Khavari
USA





After watching back to back episodes of "Homeland", an eccentric young woman has a dream that sparks an identity crisis.


insaneBest Supporting Actor

Roberto D'Antona - Insane
Directed by Eros D'Antona
Italy





Escaping from the Mafia family which he had been working for, Frank is hiding in a little town in southern Italy waiting for the next step of Katia. She is the new family inheritor and wants revenge. Therefore she pays Codom, a sadomasochist who doesn’t seem to be a proper killer.


UndressedBest Supporting Actress

Marta Barrio - Undressed
Directed by Rahdy Elway
USA





Ned notices how friendly Mirella gets when she's wearing her costume. If he steals her clothes, and she has to stay in costume, can they find love?


chris-and-joshBest Web Video

Chris & Josh
Directed by Matthew Smolen
Australia





Unbeknownst to them, pragmatic Chris and idealist Josh are stuck in a co-dependent relationship. As they attempt to form new relationships, their friendship somehow always manages to sabotage any ventures, bringing the two back together again. Can this modern day odd couple see eye to eye and learn to live together?


portraitBest Student Film

Portrait
Directed by Katerina Kalentzi
Greece





Two forgotten tickets, a melody from the past and an old painted portrait give rise to the elderly Mr. Fontas to recall snapshots that stigmatized him in a last life review, before his memories forever fade away.


music-videoBest Music Video

Who Mines The Riches by Strange Tenants
Directed by Jeffrey Bird
Australia





Shot at an abandoned gold mine in Australia, 'Who Mines The Riches' is a music video performed by legendary Australian Ska band Strange Tenants. The song is about the corporate greed shown by global mining corporations, who have demonstrated their willingness to sacrifice their workers lives, or to submit them and their communities to abysmal working and living conditions, whether in Australia or throughout the world. The song is dedicated to mine workers, their families and communities the world over.

Best Screenplay

Bloody Mary 
Written by Emily Felt
USA

Official Finalists

"Life Of Sarumomo" directed by Kawago Egoesolo
"As the Tree Under the Hurricane (Ati & Mindhiva)" directed by Claudia Fischer
"Plundering Tibet" directed by Michael Buckley
"Confluence" directed by Noah Shulman
"One Small Hitch" directed by John Burgess
"The Ramona Flowers Tokyo" directed by Bouha Kazmi
"Route 30 Three!" directed by John Putch
"Summer of Tom" directed by David Lueza
"Birthday" directed by Nick Tustin
"The Invisible School" directed by Hannah Bush Bailey & Hugo Pettitt


Feature Screenplay Competition Winners

Grand Prize Winner
"The Way Back Home" written by Jonathan LaPoma

Second Place
"Riches Of Naivasha" written by Ainhoa Barrio

Third Place
"Candy's First Kiss" written by Brett Riley

Fourth Place
"Reunion (FFF)" written by Barry Brennessel

Fifth Place
"SkyBurner" written by David Baugnon

Official Finalists

"Angels Night" written by Shahid Muhammed
"Sardis the Merciful" written by Christian Thomas
"Harley" written by Jamie Roberts
"The War On Peace" written by Gary Porpora
"The Barking Spider" written by Robert Gately
"Thresher's Crossing" written by Gwendolyn Hulet
"Red Line" written by Keaton Wooden
"Utopia" written by Jerry Veil
"Dante" written by Elettra Pizzi
"The Snakeman" written by Jeff Ryback

Honorable Mentions 

"Meeres Stille / Silent Sea written by Juliane Fezer
"Target Julia" written by David B. Carren and David Rice
"Tanks: A Love Story" written by Duke Mulligan
"Dear Nita" written by Alban Zogjani
"Storm Dragons" written by Leonardo Reis
"All The Gold You Can Eat" written by Joe de Kadt
"Leopard Lineage" written by Chidi Ezeibieli
"Women Are The New Men" written by George Scholomite
"Posterus" written by Peter Szumlas
"The Revelations of John" written by Nicole Conners

Short Screenplay Competition Winners

Grand Prize Winner
"Bunkmates" written by Philipp Müller-Dorn

Second Place
"Closure" written by Darren Swanson

Third Place
"The Clown" written by Kate Young

Fourth Place
"Home Fire" Burning written by Anders Vacklin

Fifth Place
"The Railroad" Lady written by Timo von Gunten

Best Stage Play

First Place 

"Polar Bear" written by Alexander Norton

Best First-Time Screenwriter

First Place 
"Going Home" written by Nir Shelter

Second Place
"Hold It" written by Marina Bortnik

Third Place
"Same Difference" written by Alice Mitterrand

Fourth Place
"The Haunting" written by Charlie Magdaleno

Fifth Place
"Blind Spot" written by Graham Parke

Official Finalists

"The Night Witches" written by Steven Prowse
"The Day of Chittor" written by Ivan Llobet
"Pigeons" written by Dhiraj Bakshi
"Hell on Neptune" written by Robert Rogers
"Painkiller" written by Arturo Olivares
"First Spear" written by Jonathan Fear
"A World Turned Upside Down" written by Randy Hatch
"The Man at Asher" written by Kate Young
"Broken Impulse" written by Sebastian Watson
"The Woman In The Road" written by Neil Riley

Best Television Pilot

First Place 
"The Emancipation of Annabel Sanchez" written by Eric Rawson

Second Place
"More Honored in the Breach" written by Juan Villegas

Third Place
"Seventh Sister" written by Cheryl Miller

Fourth Place
"No Cigarettes in Space!!!" Sundae Jahant-Osborn

Fifth Place
"Have You Met Miss Jones?" written by James Di Giacomo

Official Finalists

"Dare County" written by Irwin Greenstein
"Desesperados" written by Ludovica Lirosi
"Intervention" written by Martha Williams
"I Love LA" written by Valerio Esposito
"Groganzola" written by Paul Ericson
"Desiree and the Magic Mirror" written by Bernard Buzzell
"Pieces of Days" written by Kerry Joo
"Hope" written by Viliam Babjarcik
"Rough Cut" written by Robert Herold
"The Horseman of Zabul" written by William Blackmon
"The Dark Horse" written by Kelly Tropea and Kimber Helms

2014 London Film Award Winners

London Film Awards Winners truly represent the best of the independent film and screenwriting.  The London Film Awards proudly recognizes the Gold Lion Award Winners of the 2014 film and sceenplay competitions.

the-maidGrand Jury Prize

The Maid
Directed by Paul Emmanuel
UK





Jack, an emotionally troubled teenager living in the U.S., travels to England to spend his upcoming birthday with his estranged dad, hoping to salvage their fragile relationship. While staying at his father's house, he gets into an obsessive relationship with the older European woman working there.


lureSpecial Jury Prize

Lure
Directed by Chris Turner
Canada





Lure tells the story of an unstable post-grad student, Rebecca Markowitz, who is writing her doctorate thesis on convicted internet stalker, Eric Daltry.

ConfidentielBest Feature Film

Confidentiel
Directed by Richard McKee
USA





On a quiet secluded beach in wine country on eastern Long Island's North fork, a body is discovered, washed up and hidden amongst the seaweed and other discarded detritus-- to be found by a dog-walker in the coarse and rocky sand of this otherwise picturesque and idyllic place. A pair of police detectives are horrified and set out to solve the case and wonder "who could have done such a thing"?


Lady-LuckBest Short Film

Lady Luck
Directed by Jo Lewis
UK





A young boy attempts to win back his mother's love. Based on a short story by DH Lawrence 'The Rocking Horse Winner'.

GaiaBest Experimental Film

Gaia
Directed by Nick Graalman & Erin Fowler
Australia





Gaia (Mother Earth) is struggling for survival in an increasingly degraded and urbanised planet. Through the language of dance, Gaia tells a universal story relevant to everyone that inhabits the earth.

Need-my-MonsterBest Animated Film

I Need My Monster
Directed by Stephen Baker & Howard Cook
USA





I Need My Monster is a short animated film based on the unique award wining monster-under-the-bed story for all monster-loving kids of the same title.

Hannahs-BirthdayBest Short Screenplay

Hannah's Birthday
Directed by Juliet Bergh
New Zealand





Hannah is a waitress trapped in limbo; unable to escape the nightmare until she finds the courage to destroy the demons of her past.

jfkBest Documentary Feature

JFK: A President Betrayed
Directed by Darin Nellis
USA





JFK: A President Betrayed uncovers new evidence that reveals how President John F. Kennedy boldly reversed deeply entrenched pro-war government policy to embark on secret back-channel peace efforts with Russian President Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and other "enemies" of the United States. The film raises many questions as to whom his real enemies were.

AlegriaBest Documentary Short

Alegria - A Humanitarian Expedition
Directed by Christoph von Toggenburg
United Kingdom





A Humanitarian Expedition tells the story of an epic solo expedition across the Himalaya that changed the life of hundreds of people in need and reached millions around the world. In 2010, Christoph von Toggenburg cycled alone 3200km along the world’s highest tracks pulling a 30kg trailer packed with survival gear in support of leprosy patients and mentally destitute women in India.

checking-InBest British Film

Checking In
Directed by David Hastings
UK





In every hotel, each guest has a story. 'Checking In' delves into the lives of numerous visitors to one particular establishment over the course of a 24 hour period on a random average working day. Told through the eyes of maid Radka (Nici Preston) & Alec the Manager (Roger David Francis), we meet a range of guests; some will make you laugh, some will make you gasp while some will make you think.

third-is-my-firstBest Director

Third is my First
Directed by Real Florido
Philippines





On the first day of her retirement, 65-year-old Cory busies herself by cleaning her house until it was immaculate and spotless. Still, something does not feel right. She is not used to the silence and to spending every waking hour with just her husband, Alejandro. She wonders if this is all she is to do and can expect for the rest of her life, after spending a good deal of it working so hard.

What-Goes-UpBest Romance

What Goes Up
Directed by Matt Gambell
UK





Lee & Ray are game developers. Lee loves Sarah but can't talk to her & when the universe mysteriously gifts him a cube that gives him visions of the future things change for him but not necessarily for the better.

ButterfliesCinematic Vision Award

Butterflies
Directed by Cayman Grant
Canada





Inspired by true events, Butterflies is a teenage story about a cancer survivor who learns to live life to the fullest with a new friend who faces his own battle with Leukemia.

Full-CircleBest First-Time Director

Full Circle
Directed by Pauline Gefin
USA





A young girl in New York City helps a hungry man pay for food at a city food cart – and is later rewarded by karma when a handsome guy pays for her lunch and the two share a connection. Movie based on true story.

Kid-GlovesBest Actor

Victor Ptak - Kid Gloves
Directed by Adam Simcox
USA





It's 1972, and Fred Dobbs is preparing for the Schoolboy Boxing Championships. His trainer, who also happens to be his father, thinks he's the next great white hope. Two years of training have led up to this climatic night. There's just one problem. Fred can't box. In the same year Gustavo White, a Cuban boxing legend prepares for the biggest fight of his life at the Munich Olympics.

Brain-of-TerrorBest Actress

Kathreen Khavari - Brain of Terror
Directed by Kathreen Khavari
USA





After watching back to back episodes of "Homeland", an eccentric young woman has a dream that sparks an identity crisis.


insaneBest Supporting Actor

Roberto D'Antona - Insane
Directed by Eros D'Antona
Italy





Escaping from the Mafia family which he had been working for, Frank is hiding in a little town in southern Italy waiting for the next step of Katia. She is the new family inheritor and wants revenge. Therefore she pays Codom, a sadomasochist who doesn’t seem to be a proper killer.


UndressedBest Supporting Actress

Marta Barrio - Undressed
Directed by Rahdy Elway
USA





Ned notices how friendly Mirella gets when she's wearing her costume. If he steals her clothes, and she has to stay in costume, can they find love?


chris-and-joshBest Web Video

Chris & Josh
Directed by Matthew Smolen
Australia





Unbeknownst to them, pragmatic Chris and idealist Josh are stuck in a co-dependent relationship. As they attempt to form new relationships, their friendship somehow always manages to sabotage any ventures, bringing the two back together again. Can this modern day odd couple see eye to eye and learn to live together?


portraitBest Student Film

Portrait
Directed by Katerina Kalentzi
Greece





Two forgotten tickets, a melody from the past and an old painted portrait give rise to the elderly Mr. Fontas to recall snapshots that stigmatized him in a last life review, before his memories forever fade away.


music-videoBest Music Video

Who Mines The Riches by Strange Tenants
Directed by Jeffrey Bird
Australia





Shot at an abandoned gold mine in Australia, 'Who Mines The Riches' is a music video performed by legendary Australian Ska band Strange Tenants. The song is about the corporate greed shown by global mining corporations, who have demonstrated their willingness to sacrifice their workers lives, or to submit them and their communities to abysmal working and living conditions, whether in Australia or throughout the world. The song is dedicated to mine workers, their families and communities the world over.

Best Screenplay

Bloody Mary 
Written by Emily Felt
USA

Official Finalists

"Life Of Sarumomo" directed by Kawago Egoesolo
"As the Tree Under the Hurricane (Ati & Mindhiva)" directed by Claudia Fischer
"Plundering Tibet" directed by Michael Buckley
"Confluence" directed by Noah Shulman
"One Small Hitch" directed by John Burgess
"The Ramona Flowers Tokyo" directed by Bouha Kazmi
"Route 30 Three!" directed by John Putch
"Summer of Tom" directed by David Lueza
"Birthday" directed by Nick Tustin
"The Invisible School" directed by Hannah Bush Bailey & Hugo Pettitt


Feature Screenplay Competition Winners

Grand Prize Winner
"The Way Back Home" written by Jonathan LaPoma

Second Place
"Riches Of Naivasha" written by Ainhoa Barrio

Third Place
"Candy's First Kiss" written by Brett Riley

Fourth Place
"Reunion (FFF)" written by Barry Brennessel

Fifth Place
"SkyBurner" written by David Baugnon

Official Finalists

"Angels Night" written by Shahid Muhammed
"Sardis the Merciful" written by Christian Thomas
"Harley" written by Jamie Roberts
"The War On Peace" written by Gary Porpora
"The Barking Spider" written by Robert Gately
"Thresher's Crossing" written by Gwendolyn Hulet
"Red Line" written by Keaton Wooden
"Utopia" written by Jerry Veil
"Dante" written by Elettra Pizzi
"The Snakeman" written by Jeff Ryback

Honorable Mentions 

"Meeres Stille / Silent Sea written by Juliane Fezer
"Target Julia" written by David B. Carren and David Rice
"Tanks: A Love Story" written by Duke Mulligan
"Dear Nita" written by Alban Zogjani
"Storm Dragons" written by Leonardo Reis
"All The Gold You Can Eat" written by Joe de Kadt
"Leopard Lineage" written by Chidi Ezeibieli
"Women Are The New Men" written by George Scholomite
"Posterus" written by Peter Szumlas
"The Revelations of John" written by Nicole Conners

Short Screenplay Competition Winners

Grand Prize Winner
"Bunkmates" written by Philipp Müller-Dorn

Second Place
"Closure" written by Darren Swanson

Third Place
"The Clown" written by Kate Young

Fourth Place
"Home Fire" Burning written by Anders Vacklin

Fifth Place
"The Railroad" Lady written by Timo von Gunten

Best Stage Play

First Place 

"Polar Bear" written by Alexander Norton

Best First-Time Screenwriter

First Place 
"Going Home" written by Nir Shelter

Second Place
"Hold It" written by Marina Bortnik

Third Place
"Same Difference" written by Alice Mitterrand

Fourth Place
"The Haunting" written by Charlie Magdaleno

Fifth Place
"Blind Spot" written by Graham Parke

Official Finalists

"The Night Witches" written by Steven Prowse
"The Day of Chittor" written by Ivan Llobet
"Pigeons" written by Dhiraj Bakshi
"Hell on Neptune" written by Robert Rogers
"Painkiller" written by Arturo Olivares
"First Spear" written by Jonathan Fear
"A World Turned Upside Down" written by Randy Hatch
"The Man at Asher" written by Kate Young
"Broken Impulse" written by Sebastian Watson
"The Woman In The Road" written by Neil Riley

Best Television Pilot

First Place 
"The Emancipation of Annabel Sanchez" written by Eric Rawson

Second Place
"More Honored in the Breach" written by Juan Villegas

Third Place
"Seventh Sister" written by Cheryl Miller

Fourth Place
"No Cigarettes in Space!!!" Sundae Jahant-Osborn

Fifth Place
"Have You Met Miss Jones?" written by James Di Giacomo

Official Finalists

"Dare County" written by Irwin Greenstein
"Desesperados" written by Ludovica Lirosi
"Intervention" written by Martha Williams
"I Love LA" written by Valerio Esposito
"Groganzola" written by Paul Ericson
"Desiree and the Magic Mirror" written by Bernard Buzzell
"Pieces of Days" written by Kerry Joo
"Hope" written by Viliam Babjarcik
"Rough Cut" written by Robert Herold
"The Horseman of Zabul" written by William Blackmon
"The Dark Horse" written by Kelly Tropea and Kimber Helms

2013 London Film Award Winners

London Film Awards Winners truly represent the best of the independent film and screenwriting.  The London Film Awards proudly recognizes the Gold Lion Award Winners of the 2013 film and sceenplay competitions.

tula the revoltGrand Jury Prize

Tula: The Revolt
Directed by Jeroen Leinders
Netherlands





Based on historical facts and the movie starring Danny Glover and Jeroen Krabbé, Tula -The Revolt is a true story about the Great Slave Revolt on the Caribbean island of Curaçao in 1795. Tula, a slave on the Kenepa plantation, is convinced that God made all human beings equal: he finds it increasingly difficult to ignore the inequality and injustice meted out to his people from their Dutch rulers.


human horses film webSpecial Jury Prize

The Human Horses
Directed by Rosario Simanella and Marco Landini
Italy





Ibrahim, Ram and Raju are three rickshaw pullers in Kolkata - a city held together by its agony, which has the spasmodic vitality of something that is nearing its end. These men are called “Human Horses” because of the work they do. Actually, they are the last of the lasts, a stubborn proof of the true essence of human dignity.

the goodbye webBest Feature Film

The Goodbye
Directed by Alvaro Diaz Lorenzo
Spain





Alex, Toni and Manu take Jose, their recently deceased friend, on a road trip through Europe to scatter his ashes from The Eiffel Tower, on Lake Annecy and on The Coliseum, honoring his deathbed wishes.


undercardBest Short Film

The Undercard
Directed by Sarah B. Downey
USA





Dylan a young mother is forced back into a life of crime in order to find out information about the kidnapping of her son. She partners up with her old crew which leads her to an underworld of bare knuckle fights, mobsters, and ruckus. Dylan finds out that her husband hasn't been truthful, and a young detective informs her that she has the grandson of one of the most powerful west coast mobsters. A story of a woman chalking everything to the game.

agnus dei webBest Foreign Film

Agnus Dei
Directed by Agim Sopi
Albania





Based on a true story, Agnus Dei is a kind of Oedipus of our days. Peter must find this way to redemption. But the past will make itself known and fate sparingly gives mercy. Can be save himself, or even be saved at all?

OA film webBest Animated Film

OA
Directed by Reno Armanet
France





OA will take you into a very strange world. Ours. OA is the creature in all of us, yearning to escape the prison of routine, and embrace the freedom that awaits.

songs in oblivion webBest Documentary Short

Songs in Oblivion
Directed by Samrat Chakraborty
India





The film centers on a radical man who treasured human beings but is shadowed beneath the incarnation of Lard Krishna. The move also speaks of the Kirtan song with was initiated by him.

turnablindeye film webBest Screenplay

Turn a Blind Eye
Directed by Aasaf Ainapore
United Kingdom





A city trader incriminates himself amidst the protests against the global financial crisis.

alienation webBest Experimental Film

Alienation
Directed by Aleksey Berdennikov
Russia





The film is about the variety of emotions in the relations of people, about the situation when one person refuses to understand the real ideas and feelings of the partners. Such position may easily lead everybody to the world, created his or her own.

dekaos filmBest British Film

Dekaos
Directed by Olly Ginelli
United Kingdom





Dekaos is a 5 minute short written and directed by Olly Ginelli. It is a live-action drama set in the 1980's at the height of the British gangster. "Our Man", the main character, is a pedantic mob boss who pulls out all the stops at the expense of his men.

last ditch stillBest Director

Derniers Recours (Last Ditch)
Directed by Mahi Bena
France





Slimane can't renew his student resident permit. Will he accept the proposal to help his friend Mehdi in his illegal business in exchange for a permanent residency card?

london memory webCinematic Vision Award

London Memory multi+city
Directed by Margarida Sardinha
Portugal





London Memory multi+city is a 25 minutes optical illusion experimental film relating the Bergsonian idea of memory with that of duality in a contrapunctum of movement, colour, text and sound. Memory thus appears as a mirror of the mind being the reminiscence of time and space reflected. The holistic transcendental synthesis of a pure past over ten years lived in London by Margarida Sardinha renders itself in a stream of consciousness through the works of those Londoners who influenced her, such as Howard Hodgkin, Virginia Woolf, John Latham, Anish Kapoor, Sri Aurobindo, William Blake (to name a few) as a geometric-sonic abstract continuum.

nah film webBest First-Time Director

Nah…
Directed by Nicoleta Parasxi
Greece





Two friends are walking in the center of Athens and during their walk they start to play a game of words. Through this game we understand the perception of each one about the city that they are living in.

peacock webBest Actor

Kurtz Frausun, Peacock
Directed by Kurtz Frausun
USA





An artist that searches for his Muse in a surrealistic landscape of masked characters, nightmares and sexual deviancy, in the form of a Video Diary. On his journey, the world takes form as a reflection of his psychosis, meeting and parting with numer.

worldscollide webBest Music Video

Words Collide
Directed by Jo Beckett
United Kingdom





A man goes into the woods torn by a woman he knows. He wants to be her lover but words fail him.


Feature Screenplay Competition Winners

Grand Prize Winner
“Staycation” written by Sundae Jahant-Osborn

Second Place
“The Girl Who Fell Through Time” written by Kevin Reynolds

Third Place
“Dimestore Saint” written by Nate Lane

Fourth Place
“Armada” written by Dimitri Neos

Fifth Place
“Newton’s Laws of Emotion” written by Eugene Ramos

Official Finalists

“Mother Mayhem” written by Brian W. Smith
“Cow Cross Calling” written by Stephen Guest
“The Frequency Check” written by Steve Kaleff
“All That Glitters” written by Michael Bierman
“London Fog” written by Tasha Hardy
“Reuben The Hood” written by Ash Corristine
“Precious Vengeance” written by Stephen M. Hunt
“Pink Slipped” written by Anna Casadei
“A Memory Circled In Red” written by James Byrne
“Sole Man” written by Anna Casadei
“No Angel Born In Hell” written by Lauren Messamore
“The Last Tree Standing Motel” written by Howard Casner

Honorable Mentions

“Losing Secrets” written by Clint Pearson
“Rogue Shadows” written by Ricardo Afonso
“Leave” written by Ashley Quach
“Who Can Draw Elizabeth?” written by Najeem Ayoola
“The Fad” written by Michael Bierman
“Hegira” written by Gannon Kenney
“Obscurity” written by Paolo Taddei
“Save Him” written by Tom Cunningham
“Crossings” written by Fred Perry
“Vintage Tin” written by James Morton
“Double Take” written by John J. Maffucci
“The Rhythm of Chaos” written by Sarah Skibinski

Short Screenplay Competition Winners

Grand Prize Winner
“The Grieving Spell” written by Bill Sarre

Second Place
“SIAN” written by Greg Austin

Third Place
“Drink Recipes For Foolish Lovers” written by Ali Kemal Guven

Fourth Place
“Glory Hole” written by Kristen Alario

Fifth Place
“The Marcoing” Incident written by Jeff Travis

Best Stage Play

First Place 
“Going Solo” written by Drew Keil and Robert Gately

Second Place
“The Ascension of Twyla Potts” written by Fred Perry

Third Place
“Soldiers” written by Dimitri Neos

Best First-Time Screenwriter

First Place 
“Throwing Gasolina” written by Jeffrey Storms

Second Place
“Main Sequence” written by Daniel Kekalainen

Third Place
“Aurora” written by Amber Karlins

Fourth Place
“A Petition for an Alien Relative” written by Kat Prosper

Fifth Place
“The Mistake Phase” written by Matthew Kerr

Official Finalists

“Mule” written by Suzanne McAuley
“Mephisto's Mark” written by Karen Normoyle-Haugh
“The Kreutzer Sonata” written by Kelleigh Jephcott
“Monster and Me” written by Alistair Fryer
“D. T.” written by Ken Comer
“The Waters of Remembrance” written by Maja Vidrac
“White Calm” written by Sid Bodalia
“De Luca Brothers” written by Nicky Davey
“Pussywrecked” written by Paul Georgeades
“Just Be Good To Me” written by Jessica Stanley
“Broads” written by Kelleigh Jephcott
“Do-Overs” written by Brad Christman

Best Television Pilot

First Place 
Lone Star Angels written by Matthew Paris

Second Place
Catalyst written by Mark Casadei

Third Place
Department 4-10 written by Ash Louis

Fourth Place
At the Cross written by language Barrow

Fifth Place
The Verdict Store written by Gannon Kenney

Rules and Regulations

Please read the following Rules and Regulations carefully. If you have a question that is not answered here, please email us at info[at]londonfilmawards.com

Film Competition Rules & Regulations

- Films should be submitted through FilmFreeway.
- The entry fee is nonrefundable.
- More than one entry may be submitted.  Each entry must have a separate submission and fee.
- Films produced in languages other than English should have legible English subtitles.
- Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work.
- The selection committees’ and juries’ decisions are final.
- London Film Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
- Awards are presented to only those projects the Jury deems worthy of recognition.  Jury members reserve the right not to grant an award.
- Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.
- By submitting your project to the London Film Awards you represent that you have read, understand and agree to all competition rules and regulations.

Screenplay Competition Rules & Regulations

General Rules:
- Screenplays/Teleplays must be the original work of the applicants.
- If a submission involves two or more writers as applicants, the award will be divided equally among them.
- Applicants may submit more than one screenplay/teleplay in any chosen category. Each entry requires an application, payment and script.
- Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund.
- Awards are based on overall merit of the entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant an award.
- We strongly suggest that applicants register or copyright their screenplays/teleplays with the Writers Guild of America.
- Applicants retain all rights to their entries.
- No revisions or missing pages will be accepted once an entry has been received.

Format Rules:
- Screenplays/Teleplays should be formatted according to current industry standards.
- To follow standard guidelines for format, consult any popular screenwriting or teleplay writing text for assistance.
- Font size should be 12 point and in Courier type.
- Scripts must be in PDF format under 10MB.

Misc:
- For any questions regarding the screenplay and teleplay competitions, please email us.