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WINNERS: London Short Film Festival 2015


VIDEO: LEIDI (dir. Simon Mesa Soto)
Winner – Best UK Short Film (Sponsored by British Council)
Jury: Will Massa (British Council), Lizzie Francke (BFI), Kate Taylor (LSFF co-founder), Ewan Stewart (LSFF2014 winner)

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Another round of the London Short Film Festival was drawn to a close last Saturday and the winners once again were straight out of the top drawer. The winner for ‘Best UK Short Film’ is LEIDI, a film about a woman’s journey to find the father of her child.The film was directed by Simon Mesa Soto and you can view the teaser above. You can view trailers and teasers winners of the other categories below.

Best Documentary (Sponsored by Sheffield Doc/Fest):
SLEEPERS’ BEAT (Anastasia Kirillova)
Jury: Claire Aguilar (director of programming, Sheffield Doc/Fest)

Best Women Director (Sponsored by Women in Film & Television):
PULSE (Ruth Paxton)
Jury: Natalie Samson (awards & events producer, WFTV)

Best Student Film (Sponsored by Shooting People):
THE INTERPRETER (Kyla Simone Bruce)
Jury: Sarah Chorley (business development, Shooting People), Kelie Petterssen (digital content editor, Shooting People)


Best Comedy (Sponsored by LOCO London Comedy Film Festival):
TWO DOSAS (Sarmad Masud)
Jury: Kevin Gaffney (short film programmer, LOCO)
(trailer unavailable)

Best Horror / Sci-Fi Film (Sponsored by ShortsTV):
M.O.T.H. [MAN OF THE HOUSE] (O- T Fagbenle)
Jury: Simon Young (director of acquisitions UK, ShortsTV)
(trailer unavailable)


Best Experimental Film (Sponsored by ICA):
SUCHSTUFF (Benjamin Fox)
Jury: Nico Marzano (ICA cinemas)

Best Animation (sponsored by Encounters Short Film Festival):
MONKEY LOVE EXPERIMENTS (Ainslie Henderson / Will Anderson)
Jury: Kieran Argo (animation curator, Encounters Short Film Festival)

Best Lo-Budget Film (sponsored by Lomography):
TWO HORRIBLE LITTLE GIRLS (John Jenkinson)
Jury: Kate Williamson, Gem Ahmet (Short Sighted Cinema)