Osprey Short Film Awards 2013
Saturday 23rd February 2pm, The Alhambra
What Are The Osprey Short Film Awards?
The 2013 Osprey Short Film Awards took place during the 14th Keswick Film Festival on Saturday 23rd February. Twelve short films were shown to a packed audience in The Alhambra Cinema. A panel of judges consisting of Carl Hunter, Clare Heaney, Stephen Brown and Tom Rennie selected three films in each category which were presented with the Gold, Silver and Bronze Osprey Awards by festival patron John Hurt. The audience also voted and selected the winner of the Audience Award from all twelve films.
“I feel it's very important for those of us who are established in films to make sure that we put ourselves out to encourage the next link in the chain. It's not difficult to put oneself out and it was greatly enjoyable watching their films and sharing their pleasure at the awards.”
Music video for indie pop band 'This Sporting Life' which follows the adventures and misadventures of a pioneer air pilot as he attempts to fly round the world
A short documentary highlighting the work of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team.
A short, thought-provoking film that explores everyday occurrences which shape our landscape today. The film is portrayed through a mixture of original video footage, timelapses and soundtrack.
Under 18 Golden Osprey
This film involves a girl trapped in a dream-like world which is constantly changing. In an attempt to escape she follows a hooded figure who she struggles to reach.
Under 18 Silver Osprey
An apocalyptic film set in a meeting that is taking place between members of YALT (Young Adult Leadership Team). They discuss how to 'progress' the situation they have been left in following the disappearance of all the adults after the discovery of a mysterious alien device.
Under 18 Bronze Osprey
A POW escapes from the crimes committed at a camp, he must confront the harsh conditions of the mountains and out-run the evil that pursues him.
We follow two out of work lads as they get put on a feel good job-seekers course with two patronising instructors.
During the prize giving John Hurt gave a personal thank you to the makers of Believe and said it was a really smart short film.
“Believe is clearly made by someone who has a real feel for cinema, and an understanding of the language of film - congratulations. I look forward to your next piece.”
A little girl takes matters into her own hands and leaves home for what could be the last time.
Under 18 Runners Up
An internet ghost hunter investigates a story of love and innocence, judgement and curses.
Open Category Runners Up
The film tells the story of the viaduct built in 1834 and the foot bridge linking Wetheral to Corby, together with the toll imposed on locals who had to cross.
King Lecturer Alkebulani, an artist making his living by selling his sculptures and jewellery made from cutlery and recycled materials across the UK, describes his unique outlook on life and the dream that drives his work.
A little orphan who has a penchant for trouble realises that her imagination can set her free.
Prizes will be awarded in each category as follows:
- First Prize: £200
- Second Prize: £100
- Third Prize: £50
Prizes subject to change
A DVD of the some of the films from 2012 is available from the British Federation of Film Societies for screenings throughout the country. A selection of entries from the last two years were shown in Cockermouth in June as part of the Midsummer Festival.
If you'd like to sponsor the Osprey Short Film Awards or supply any prizes then please do contact us.