On reflection…


The 4th Sunderland Shorts Film Festival ran from 3-5 May 2018

Speaking about the event at the time, Sunderland Shorts Festival Director Anne Tye said: “We are delighted that so many venues jumped at the chance to host screenings – it is real recognition of the fact Sunderland Shorts has very quickly become a much-valued part of the city’s cultural calendar. It is important to us that the people of Sunderland embrace this festival and the important role it plays in our cultural offer, but it is equally vital that we showcase our fantastic city to the many people who arrive here for the festival itself – by scheduling screenings at different locations we are demonstrating the beauty of Sunniside, lively new social offer of the Peacock and Looking Glass, our historical past in the Museum and Winter Gardens and our fantastic new arts and culture hub at the Fire Station.”

SSFF 2018 Award Winners

  • Best Drama – Space Girls (Dir: Carys Watford)

  • Best Comedy – Rag Dolls (Dir: Justin & Kristin Schaack)

  • Best Documentary – Venus (Dir. Faye Carr-Wilson)

  • Best Art/Experimental – Dreamer (Dir: Keelan Crawford)

  • Best Thriller – Nick (Dir: Jack Levy)

  • Best Sci Fi/Horror – Transmission (Dir: Varun Raman and Tom Hancock)

  • Young and Emerging Stand Out Films:

  • Pigeongrove (Dir: Ruby Blake)

  • N.E.P.K – North East Parkour (Dir: Robert Kilburn)

  • The Sycamore Gap (Dir: Lucy Rose Wilson-Green)

Special Award

  • A Dog’s Best Friend (Dir: Hannah Rollins)
  • Special Jury Mentions:
  • Dial a Ride (Dir: Tom Huntingford)
  • A Place For Everything (Dir: Barnaby Boulton)
  • Audience Favourites:
  • Space Girls (Dir: Carys Watford)
  • Ghost Beats (Dir: Brent Barson)
  • A Place for Everything (Dir: Barnaby Boulton)