On reflection…


As well as genre screenings from drama and comedy to horror and documentary, SSFF proudly showcases local talent and work from young & emerging filmmakers. Our festivals have also included numerous industry days, events and masterclasses from film professionals and academics to best provide a valuable experience to our participating filmmakers and audiences, with ample networking opportunities.

SSFF 2021 Award Winners

  • Best Drama Award – Feeling Through
    (Directed by Doug Roland)
  • Best Comedy Award – Tick Tick Tick
    (Directed by Larry Ketang & Liam White)
  • Best Horror Award – She Lives Alone
    (Directed by Lucy Rose)
  • Best Documentary Award – The Saw Makers
    (Directed by Jacob Hesmondhalgh)
  • Best Art & Experimental Award – Tin Bath
    (Directed by Shahrokh Nael)
  • Young, Emerging & Student Filmmaker Award – Divination Dave
    Directed by Georgia Madden)
  • Local Recognition Award – Floppy Toast with Drippy Butter
    (Directed by Paul Stainthorpe)
  • Judges Recognition Award – Flower and the Girl
    (Directed by Robin Heap)
  • Audience Favourite Award – Love Spell
    (Directed by Lauren Vevers)

With Honourable Mentions to:

  • Sixty Seconds (Directed by Richard Scott & Robert Carr)
  • Dawn of the Bread (Directed by Beacon Films)
  • Ghostmates (Directed by Sophie Willox)
  • Life Skills (Directed by Gino Evans)
  • Trust (Directed by Olga Alikberova)

“What a great festival. Encouraging, supportive and genuine. Highly recommended” Peter Spann (Dir. Zebra)