We’re proud to announce the Winners of this year’s competition.

Best Feature Film – FAMILY MATTERS (Hemelrijken) directed by Stanley Kolk (Netherlands)

Best Short Film – NINA directed by Hristo Simeonov (Bulgaria)

Best British Short – DANNY’S SECRET by Raphael Biss (UK)

Best Feature Documentary – THE CANNIBALS: VOICES FROM 1944 by Zulay Magazieva (Denmark)

Best Animation – SOCKS by Sam Tipper (UK)

Best Short Documentary – THE KNITTING CLUB by Abby Colquhoun & Beatriz Gonçalves (UK)

Best Music Video – CIRCLE OF SALT by Kirill Novikov (Russian Federation)

Best Actor – Vinnie Jones for THE BIG UGLY (USA)

Best Lockdown Film – STOCKHOLM SYNDROME by Ben Marshall (UK)

Best Student Short – PINKY PROMISE (Das Mensch) by Sophie Linnenbaum (Germany)

Audience Choice Award – PINE by Jack Harper (UK)

Director’s Choice Award – THE PRESENT by Farah Nabulsi (Palestine)

Congratulations to all our winners – and a very big thank you to our other Official Selection Filmmakers whose brilliantly moving, thought provoking and entertaining films made the festival such a success despite having to move online due to lockdown.

We hope to be back in cinemas next year. See you there.