The winning films at British Shorts 2013 are....!
The Jury Award – Best Short Film
In this year's festival the jury consisted of director Cynthia Beatt (Cycling the Frame and The Invisible Frame with Tilda Swinton), documentary filmmaker George Lindt (Beijing Bubbles and Wir werden immer weitergehen) and actor Axel Hartwig (Puppe, Icke und der Dicke and Beziehungsweisen) and the award goes to Afarin Eghbal and her film Abuelas.. You can read the jury statement HERE (PDF).
A statement by the director of the winning film:
I had a good look at the programme for this year's British Shorts Film Festival Berlin – and I was truly impressed with the quality of the shorts and the programming at this year's festival. Berlin has really been treated to a great selection this year, and so it was really an honour just to have my film screened among such other great films. To now learn that "Abuelas" has won the Jury Award for Best Short Film – well, I am simply blown away! What a huge privilege and honour – I am absolutely thrilled! I am only sorry that I cannot be there with you in person to accept the award and celebrate with you – though I am certainly there in spirit! Thank you a million times over – Thank you to the Jury, Thank you to the Festival and Thank You Berlin! (Afarin Eghbal)
The Audience Award – Best Short Film
The audience also decided and after checking the votes from all the screenings it's official: The winner of the Audience Award for the Best Short Film is Indoor directed by Si & Ad.
The top five films are:
1. Indoor by Si & Ad
2. Cowboys And Dissidents by Will Maloney
3. Get Lucky by Norma Burke
4. The Bubbleologist by Jan Bednarz
5. The Voorman Problem by Mark Gill
"British Shorts" 2013 would like to thank all filmmakers, all volunteers, workshop participants and everyone who attended the screenings and concerts for an exciting festival edition! We see you again in January 2014!