Southampton Film Week


Winners Round the World – SFW: Shorts

Our flagship event, SFW: Shorts has a global reach as well as a strong local following. With entrants (and often winners) working on films all around the world occasionally we have awards that need to find their new owners at the end of each festival. In 2020 we staged our popular SFW: Shorts awards ceremony online and so found ourselves in the unusual position of needing to unite every award with its new owner. 

Announcing the winning films of SFW: Shorts 2020

We are excited to announce the winners, selected by our panel of judges, of Best Artist Film, Best Documentary and Best Fiction categories, as well as the Michael Fuller Award for Best Film and the Solent University sponsored Regional Filmmaker Award. Also find out who you voted for to receive the Audience Award.

Larry Achiampong’s Reliquary 2 – online exhibition

Reliquary 2 is a new film by artist Larry Achiampong, especially commissioned in response to COVID-19. The short film is formed of animated sequences and unseen drone footage from Achiampong’s personal archives, complemented by an original score composed and performed by the artist.

AMPLIFY Film Festival 6 – 22 November

Southampton Film Week is very excited to partner with Amplify Film Festival, a virtual event curated by our colleagues at Bath, Cambridge, Cornwall and Cinecity Brighton festivals, and to offer all Southampton Film Week fans and audience members the opportunity to engage with its programme with a 10% discount code.

Southampton Film Week 2020 is here!

Welcome to Southampton Film Week 2020 – a little different this year.
We regret that due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are not able to present our usual programme of live events and activities, but hope that you enjoy the wonderful films and conversation that we are able to bring to you in the virtual world including through our partnership with Amplify Film Festival.