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Press Release

16th Febuary 2009

Cumbrian Short Film Awards 2009 Results


Under 18 Runner Up
Rod Evans on the left of the picture, the Moon Beam Media team in the centre and Vian Curtis Chair of the Cumbrian Short Film Award on the right

Young Person Cumbrian Short Film Award

The screening for the Young Person category, open to filmmakers under 18 years of age, took place on 10.30am Saturday 14th February 2009 at the Alhambra Cinema in St John's Street Keswick Cumbria.

All of the screened films were world premieres.

The short listed films for screening were as follows:
  • The Early Morning Ways by Wally Films Submitted by Matthew R. Cooper from Barrow-in-Furness (5mins 10s - Fiction)
  • The Camp by Moon Beam Media Submitted by Jack Filmore from Ulverston (19mins 18s - Fiction)
  • Le Vetille by The Bonkers Film CorporationSubmitted by Adam Atkinson (3mins 4s - Fiction)
  • Deeks Wigton sech a barie spot by Wigton Youth Station Submitted by Tracey Noble (9min 23s - Documentary)

The winner was The Early Morning Ways by Wally Films, 'A cheeky and very funny comedy which captures the true spirit of silent movies.'

The runner up was The Camp by Moon Beam Media, 'A slickly produced horror movie with all the classic elements of the slasher genre'

The awards were presented by Rod Evans the Chair of the Keswick Film Club

Cumbrian Short Film Award


CSFA-runner up
Tom Lloyd (producer and director of Live before your die) on the left of the picture shaking hands with Ann Martin on the right.

The screening for the Open category of the Cumbrian Short Film Festival took place on 10.00am Sunday 15th February 2009 at the Studio, Theatre by the Lake, Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria.

The short list included two regional and two world premieres

The short listed films for screening were as follows:
  • Live Before You Die by Dreamtime Film Regional Premiere Submitted by Tom Lloyd from nr Ulverston, Cumbria (5min 50s - Documentary)
  • Giri by Woolyback Films Submitted by Darren Horne (15min - Fiction)
  • Contemplation by Immanent Films World Premiere Submitted by Ian Hinde (7min 56s - Experimental)
  • The Prodigal Sons by ATVA Ltd World Premiere Submitted by Sebastian Lyte (20min - Fiction)
  • Barry's Walk by Eden Films Submitted by Debbie Sweeney from Carlisle, Cumbria (13min - Documentary)
  • Dead Dog by Signal Films Regional PremiereSubmitted by Loren Slater (8min 5s - Fiction)

The winner was Barry's Walk by Eden Films

'Normalising what many might find shocking, this sensitive and empathetic portrayal of Barry slowly reveals the many basic issues faced by a recovering drug addict with mental health issues in picking up his weekly prescription.'

The runner up was Live Before You Die by Dreamtime Film.

'Using sumptuous colour and a drifting soundtrack this emotional and poetic documentary manages to encapsulate the spirit of freedom and the need for somewhere to rest on the journey.'

The awards were presented by Ann Martin the Festival Co-ordinator of the Keswick Film Festival.

 

If you have any questions about the Cumbrian Short Film Award 2009 please email shorts@keswickfilmfestival.org

 

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