Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions in the UK, SFW: Shorts 2020 was presented online as virtual on-demand screenings.
- The Michael Fuller Award for Best Film
- Best Fiction Film
- Regional Filmmaker Prize
- Best Artist Film
- Audience Award
- Best Documentary
BEST ARTIST FILM YARD Directed by Sangman Kim
BEST DOCUMENTARY ROIET Directed by Romà Cots
BEST FICTION FILM ROSE PANDEMIC Directed by Daisy Lewis
REGIONAL FILMMAKER PRIZE ROSE PANDEMIC Directed by Daisy Lewis
AUDIENCE AWARD YARD Directed by Sangman Kim
THE MICHAEL FULLER AWARD FOR BEST FILM ROSE PANDEMIC Directed by Daisy Lewis
Best Artist Film: Flowing into the Whispering River Hanxuan Jiang
Four Dreams, as Recalled at Dawn, in Pittsburgh, PA Lily Ekimian & A.T. Ragheb
from our mother’s arms Sally Waterman
LET RIP: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF SEEING AND NOT SEEING Lee Campbell
Opening Up Ryan King
We Agree on the Sun Jonah Belsky & Amelia Tierney
Yard Sangman Kim
Best Documentary: 26POYN2 Melanie Hyde
All For Money: A Painting by Mary Perry Ramie Streng
Dominica – Three Years After Hurricane Maria Derek Galon
ROIET Romà Cots
Best Fiction: A Real Man Aurélien Mathieu
Angel Falls Tom Lincoln
From Khovrino Daria Elena Dashunina
Parrot Alexander Wilks
Retrieval Nick Azzaro
Rose Pandemic Daisy Lewis
Seeing Green Tom McNie
The Rotation Hazhir As’adi
About SFW: Shorts
The Best Artist Film category is for experimental and artist films, that can be narrative or non-narrative. Any style of film is accepted including animation, live action, music, dance, abstract etc. The Best Documentary category is for non-fiction (factual) short films of any theme or style including animation, live action, talking heads, expository or reflective documentaries. Finally the Best Fiction category is for narrative based fictional short films of any theme, style or genre including animation, drama, horror, comedy, thriller, romance, sci-fi etc.
All shortlisted films will be eligible for the Michael Fuller Award for Best Film selected by our panel of judges and the Audience Award voted for at the screening and awards ceremony during the festival. Filmmakers from Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Isle of Wight will also be in contention for the Solent University sponsored Regional Filmmaker Award*.
About Michael Fuller
Each year in SFW: Shorts the Best Film (as voted by a panel of independent judges) 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.