Thank you to all of those who submitted

The Short Film Awards 2014 will take place from 8 – 9 PM on Friday 28 February at Resource For London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
See the finalists’ films and the winning entry selected for their unique approach to the festival theme.

Guest judges are…

Lucy Baxter
Lucy is founder and managing director of Mandrake Films. Lucy has worked as producer, executive/series producer, producer/director and production manager on shorts, features, drama series and TV documentaries for broadcasters such as BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Al Jazeera two of which, L8r and Holloway Hairdo have won BAFTA, RTS and Silver awards. Her recent programme for BBC2, Young Legal Eagles, was nominated for the Japan Prize and Learning Onscreen Award and her series for Al Jazeera, Fistula Hospital, was runner up for the Japan Prize 2011. She has also worked with Wellcome Trust on various projects including Live Surgery and created events and film courses for organisations including Sheffield Docfest and Queen Mary University. Lucy is currently executive producer on a series for C4 News.”

Tricia McCormack
Tricia McCormack is Reel Islington committee member and has extensive knowledge and experience of working in the film industry, having worked for 5 years as the Short Film Officer at Scottish Screen (Scottish equivalent of the Film Council) where she was responsible for submitting Scottish shorts to festivals nationally and internationally and programming and coordinating short film events at high level festivals including EIFF, Claremond Ferrand (France), Arcipelago (Rome) and Berlin.

Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts is a filmmaker and founder of A Nos Amours (, which organises film screenings such as the film work of Chantal Akerman at the ICA and nationwide over the next 18 months. His films Stiletto and Remake have been published by filmarmalade dvds. Remake was shown recently at Whitechapel Gallery.

Tim Robey
Tim Robey has been reviewing films, interspersed with the occasional interview, for the Telegraph since 2000. He read classics at University College, Oxford, and was runner-up for best arts journalist in both the Guardian and Independent Student Media Awards in 1999. He has been a UK media correspondent for Variety, and co-edited The DVD Stack (Canongate), a guide to the best versions of films available globally

Ben Woolford
Ben set up production company ‘Tall Stories’ with Dan Weldon in 1990. Going on to manage the company and produce its films, he worked mainly with emerging film makers, engaging with young directors and helping them give full expression to their creative talents. He produced many debut short and feature films that have been widely screened, winning major international prizes. Ben has also been involved in giving lectures, presentations, workshops and seminars for the National Film and Television School, London International Film School, London Metropolitan Film School, the Cuban International Film School (EICTV) and many festivals in the UK and abroad. He has undertaken mentoring and advisory work with LIFS and NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) and is a member of  ’Les Ateliers du Cinéma Européen’ (ACE) in Paris. A fluent French and Spanish speaker, Ben has served on international festival juries including the Bogotá International Film Festival (2002) and London Arabic Film Festival (2003). Recently, Ben has been teaching on film BA and MA courses at Plymouth University, the Northern Film School, the University of Bedford and the London College of Communication.


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