- The Michael Fuller Award for Best Film
- Best Fiction
Bus Stop directed by Vanessa Bailey
- Best Artist Film
- The Audience Award
You Are Not Alone directed by Jane Labous & Shona Hamilton
Regional Filmmaker Award
Outgrown directed by Cecily Bedner
A Piece of Land – Dir. Ranja Ali
Man Made – Dir. Jordan Coolbear
Refuge – Dir. Hannah Lake
Stitch – Dir. Siobhán Smith
Hidden – Dir. Jess O’Brien
Bus Stop – Dir. Vanessa Bailey
Tickle – Dir. Chris Chalklen
Video Dazed – Dir. Steve Béga
You Are Not Alone – Dir. Jane Labous & Shona Hamilton
In Her Silence – Dir. Katrina Mathers
Out of The Ether – Dir. Christopher Thom
Dysphoria – Dir. Eric Butler
O Hunter Heart – Dir. Carla MacKinnon
Punchingball – Dir. Timothée Lambert
To Be – Dir. Pouria Ghasemipoor Nigjeh
Outgrown – Dir. Cecily Bedner
SFW: Shorts invites submissions of short films of all production styles and techniques including animation, documentary, drama, experimental and artist film. Films are no more than 10 minutes long (including credits) and are submitted in SD or HD video formats.
The 2019 award ceremony included a screening of all short listed films followed by the judges’ announcement of this year’s winners. This took place at Studio 144 at the heart of Southampton’s Cultural Quarter and home to City Eye, which organises Southampton Film Week.
Each year a filmmaker is awarded the Michael Fuller Award. Michael was a supporter and advocate for City Eye throughout its history and whilst he was Arts Officer at Southampton City Council and then Hampshire County Council.
During his time at SCC, he was also involved in setting up Southampton Film Festival, the forerunner to SFW, which began in the 1980s and continued into the 90s. He remained passionate about film and indeed the cultural welfare of Southampton and the wider region. He was a member and Chair of the Phoenix Film Society. Michael died in December 2011. His support and counsel is missed but we are so pleased that Michael’s wife, Lesley, has approved the creation of this memorial to him.