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.
Grand Jury Prize
Tula: The Revolt
Directed by Jeroen Leinders
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.
Special Jury Prize
The Human Horses
Directed by Rosario Simanella and Marco Landini
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.
Best Feature Film
Directed by Alvaro Diaz Lorenzo
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.
Best Short Film
Directed by Sarah B. Downey
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.
Best Foreign Film
Directed by Agim Sopi
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?
Best Animated Film
Directed by Reno Armanet
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.
Best Documentary Short
Songs in Oblivion
Directed by Samrat Chakraborty
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.
Turn a Blind Eye
Directed by Aasaf Ainapore
A city trader incriminates himself amidst the protests against the global financial crisis.
Best Experimental Film
Directed by Aleksey Berdennikov
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.
Best British Film
Directed by Olly Ginelli
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.
Derniers Recours (Last Ditch)
Directed by Mahi Bena
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?
Cinematic Vision Award
London Memory multi+city
Directed by Margarida Sardinha
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.
Best First-Time Director
Directed by Nicoleta Parasxi
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.
Kurtz Frausun, Peacock
Directed by Kurtz Frausun
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.
Best Music Video
Directed by Jo Beckett
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
“The Girl Who Fell Through Time” written by Kevin Reynolds
“Dimestore Saint” written by Nate Lane
“Armada” written by Dimitri Neos
“Newton’s Laws of Emotion” written by Eugene Ramos
“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
“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
“SIAN” written by Greg Austin
“Drink Recipes For Foolish Lovers” written by Ali Kemal Guven
“Glory Hole” written by Kristen Alario
“The Marcoing” Incident written by Jeff Travis
Best Stage Play
“Going Solo” written by Drew Keil and Robert Gately
“The Ascension of Twyla Potts” written by Fred Perry
“Soldiers” written by Dimitri Neos
Best First-Time Screenwriter
“Throwing Gasolina” written by Jeffrey Storms
“Main Sequence” written by Daniel Kekalainen
“Aurora” written by Amber Karlins
“A Petition for an Alien Relative” written by Kat Prosper
“The Mistake Phase” written by Matthew Kerr
“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
Lone Star Angels written by Matthew Paris
Catalyst written by Mark Casadei
Department 4-10 written by Ash Louis
At the Cross written by language Barrow
The Verdict Store written by Gannon Kenney