Small Axe 2017

Winning Films

Jury Selection
Best Documentary - Bunkers
Best Documentary by a Student Filmmaker - The Sandman
Best Fiction Short - The Interview
Best Fiction Short by a Student Filmmaker - iRony

Audience Award
Best Documentary - Dare To Dream
Best Documentary by a Student Filmmaker - Fight
Best Fiction Short - Assholio
Best Fiction Short by a Student Filmmaker - Champions


Official Selection

Finalists

Project Title Directors Duration Country of Origin Project Type Trailer
A New Era Ludwig Reuter 00:09:00 Burkina Faso Documentary  
Are You Sleeping (2017)   00:02:19 China Experimental, Fiction  
Beeman - A New Superhero for Young Refugees Abdullah Nabisadah, Halil Ibrahim Özdogan 00:14:25 Germany Fiction https://vimeo.com/103918064
Boiling Camila Gregório 00:16:33 Brazil Fiction, Student  
Carols Thanos Psichogios 00:15:40 Greece Fiction, Other https://vimeo.com/173284859
Cycle of Change Sarah Frei 00:08:46 United States Documentary  
Fireplace Muhammad Bayazid, Samah Safi Bayazid 00:11:42 Syrian Arab Republic Fiction, Student  
Fomo Sapiens Viktor Hertz 00:07:15 Sweden Fiction https://vimeo.com/198822240
Her Voice Silvia Defrance 00:11:03 Belgium Experimental, Fiction, Other  
How to Make Finland Great Again Jarno Harju 00:19:11 Finland Fiction  
Hush Street Eduardo Colgan 00:16:00 Brazil Fiction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hda5PsCiwqQ
Journey Without a Map Jill Woodward 00:16:30 United States Documentary https://youtu.be/v3-wO8HvYDA
Kissmud Mox Mäkelä 00:06:09 Finland Experimental  
KNAGGLIG Amelie Schlögelhofer 00:02:33 Austria Animation, Fiction, Student  
Lockdown Lauren Knapp 00:05:14 United States Documentary, Student https://vimeo.com/122927171
Lurna Nani Matos 00:15:00 Spain Fiction https://vimeo.com/151693486
Madness Adrian Szczepaniak 00:06:00 Poland Animation, Experimental, Student https://vimeo.com/160657881
Mellow Yellow - Radio Edit Neil Wigardt 00:14:58 Sweden Documentary, Experimental, Student  
MEMENTO MORI Nina Schiena 00:13:15 Germany Experimental, Fiction, Student, https://vimeo.com/167274843
Mother Nature André Kirchner 00:15:00 Germany Fiction https://vimeo.com/55207006
NOITULOS EDICIUS Willie Stewart 00:03:28 United States Experimental, Fiction, Student https://vimeo.com/222031734
Of huge and small Artem Funk 00:25:25 Germany Documentary, Experimental, Student  
Open Mike Tobias Erdmann 00:16:20 United Kingdom Fiction, Student https://vimeo.com/193742842
Pandas Have Got To Go Harriet Francis Croucher 00:02:24 United Kingdom Animation, Experimental, Fiction, Student https://vimeo.com/197816170
QUEST for the Crystal   00:04:10 United States Animation, Experimental, Student  
SEEDS Milo Bennet-Shephard (age 11 at the time) 00:01:48 Not Specified Animation, Experimental, Student  
Silence Equals Olan Montgomery 00:16:00 United States Fiction  
So Many Reasons Lucinda Broadbent 00:01:01 United Kingdom Animation  
The Arctic Circus Connor Johnstone 00:23:38 Canada Documentary, Student https://vimeo.com/205391105
The Colored Punch: story of efkan beyaz Yazın Öztürk 00:12:43 Turkey Documentary https://vimeo.com/195352315
The Greater Evil William R. Coughlan 00:07:51 United States Fiction https://vimeo.com/141003728
The Next Stop Is Happiness Where This Bus Terminates Ka Ki Wong 00:09:57 United Kingdom Fiction, Student  
The Rag Zoe Vitale 00:11:49 United States Student  
The Wheels On The Bus Joshua Long 00:09:45 Australia Fiction, Student https://vimeo.com/163396159
To Help Us Paula Durette 00:01:23 Not Specified Animation  
Visitor (Preview version) Stef de Hoog 00:13:00 Hungary Fiction, Student  
Where they are expecting us Gustavo Gómez 00:21:00 Spain Documentary https://youtu.be/yusdH2EBbSQ
Wire Berkay Hasbay 00:14:59 Turkey Fiction, Student https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tw-OrXrSc0
           
           
           


Jury

Reuben Irving

Co-Director or Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival and Programmer of Small Axe. Also a filmmaker and lecturer at the University of Worcester.

Iqbal Mohammed

Winner of the 2016 Audience Award for best film with Three Minute Warning
 

Morag Livingstone

Director of Belonging.( 2017), experienced short filmmaker, writer, and documentary photographer telling the real stories of real people in order to bring about real change. She is co-author of two best selling books, Hackney Child and Tainted Love both published by Simon & Schuster in 2014.

Maria Burza and the TV Kryzyz Collective

Winners of the Best Documentary 2016 with House On Strike (Syrena to nie skłot, to strajk)
 

Fernando Mitjans

Winner of best student documentary 2016 with Limpiadores

Giannis Vlahopoulos

Winner of Best Fiction Film 2016 with Wall (To Ihos)




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