Barnes Film Festival 6th Edition Roundup

Round-Up Winners from Last Year

This post will round up and cover the competition winners from last year, with a wide selection of beautifully crafted films from the minds of various emerging film directors, I present to you the list of the 2021 winners:

The Best UK Documentary Short

The runner ups for the best UK Documentary Short: Lola alongside Time and Tide. The winner for the best UK Documentary Short: Precious Bundle (directed by Kim Angelica Head) A collection of stop motion visualizations and interviews, extracting from real memories to create this unique reflection on ethnicities and memories of things long since past.

The runner up for the best International Documentary Short : Cell 364 The winner for the best International Documentary Short : Bush School (directed by Emanuela Zuccalà) A greatly crafted yet awfully chilling look into the horrific world of female genital mutilation in Liberia.

The runner up for the best UK Short Fiction: Gym Patriot The winner for the best UK Short Fiction: Good Thanks You? (directed by Molly Manning Walker) A short film that ruthlessly tackles the heavy impacts and consequences of sexual abuse and demonstrating the true horrors of what it does to a victim instead of ‘glorifying’ it or leaving the effects of it in the dark.

The runner up for the best International Short Fiction: Handscape The winner for the best International Short Fiction: Da Yie (directed by Anthony Nti) A short film where a gangster in Ghana is hit with a moral dilemma between the lives of the children he’s recruiting and the reaping rewards to yield from the risky job he’s hiring them for.

The runner up for the best UK Animation : The Fire Next Time The winner for the best UK Animation: Enough (directed by Anna Mantzaris) Enough is a short stop-motion film that centralizes the absence of loss of self control and the impulsive urges we may all feel but never act upon.

The runner up for the best International Animation: Flesh The winner for the best International Animation: To the Dusty Sea (directed by Héloïse Ferlay) To the Dusty Sea is a short stop-motion film that revolves around two siblings that are constantly fighting for their mothers attention before she leaves them once more which results in them running away… twists and turns revealing strains in the family yet their love is still remainingin-tact.

The runner up for the best Feature Documentary: Southside Heroes The winner for the best Feature Documentary: The Kiosk (directed by Pianelli Alexandra) This documentary starts with Alexandra who helps out her mother which involves distributing and selling newspapers in an upmarket Paris neighborhood but everything goes awry when the local shops enter a state of crisis. Serving as a look into the lives behind and in front of the kiosk counter.

The runner ups for the best Feature Film: Valentina

The winner for the best Feature Film: Rose: A Love Story (Jennifer Sheridan) This ‘woodland-shack thriller’ revolves around a young couple who live alone in the woods and face a deadly illness that intends to challenge and devastate the duo as it attempts to manifest.

Written by Adam Stewart