On reflection…


In 2019, Sunderland Shorts was hosted in one venue, in the heart of the city centre. The city’s Empire Cinema hosted the 4-day festival and brought audiences a massive range of short films including screenings from BAFTA nominated films.

SSFF 2019 Award Winners

  • Best Drama – Elsewhere (Dir. Andy Berriman)

  • Runner Up Drama – Sundown (Dir. Ryan Hendrick)

  • Best Comedy – The Exam Board (Dir. Akaash Meeda)

  • Runner Up Comedy – Metroland (Dir. Benjamin Bee)

  • Best Documentary – The Wonder (Dir. Goh Iromoto)

  • Runner Up Documentary – Deleted (Dir. Stephan Pierre Mitchell)

  • Best Horror – Zebra (Dir. Peter Spann)

  • Best Art & Experimental – Alice (Dir. Laura Scrivano)

  • Best Young & Emerging – Tone Death (Sinead Stoddart)

  • Best Regional Focus – Our Catherine (Dir. Jon Burton)

  • Audience Favourite – Think of the Worst (Dir. Chorong Kim)

With Honourable Mentions to:

  • A Kiss (Dir. Gisela Nadasy)
  • Dear Eduardo (Dir. Joseph Teague)
  • Only My Voice (Dir. Myriam Rey)