2015 Competition

2015 Competition Winners


Best narrative feature

Suburbanite (2014)

Deep in the heart of suburbia, Grice, a twenty four year old unemployed Filipino college graduate, spends his days sleeping in and nights roaming around aimlessly on his folding bike with Diggs, his childhood friend. Dir. Ryan Jameson / USA / 62 mins

Best narrative short

Prometeusz (2014)

An old poet comes to visit his dying friend. They talk about fundamental matters such as reconciling with family, religion and death. Dir. Piotr Nalazek / Poland / 10 mins

Best Documentary Feature

Revolution (2012)

A film about changing the world, going for it, taking a stand, and fighting for something. A true-life adventure following Director, Rob Stewart over four years and 15 countries discovering there is a lot more than sharks at risk of becoming extinct.Dir. Rob Stewart / Canada / 85 mins

Best Documentary Short

Here We’m Be Together (2013)

Inspired by a shared interest in the more curious folk-rituals of the British Isles, directors Rob Curry and Tim Plester set out for the remote and watery landscape of The Norfolk Broads. Along the way, they stumbled upon the ramshackle domain of a local 80-year-old vegetable stall owner with more than one story to tell. Dir. Rob Curry & Tim Plester / UK / 13 mins

Best Student Short

Bye Bye Dandelion (2014)

Bye Bye Dandelion is a short animated film about the fleeting friendship between a small imaginary creature called Mu and a dandelion. Telling a story which highlights the nature of human relationships, attachment and death.  Shot on location in Cumbria, the film combines stop motion character animation, live action backgrounds and CGI. Dir. Isabel Garrett / UK / 2 mins



Official Selection

The Pennine Film Festival has film makers enter the competition from all over the world. The winners have been selected while 10 short films have now been short-listed for The Peoples Choice Award.


Beta (2014)

Dan’s ideas are ground breaking. He will be laying the foundations of Neuroscience for decades to come. Fame and prestige are sure to follow him for the rest of his life. However, his inability to comply with the university has pushed him underground. He begins a series of illegitimate experiments at night. Sam becomes his only companion. Dan will soon be alone – although he might never know… Dir. Richard Brooker / UK / 10 mins


Centurion Resurrection (2014)

A Roman Centurion soldier is resurrected in modern times at the Roman Baths, witnessed by a magnificent Golden Eagle (The Spirit of Rome). As he enters the streets of modern day Bath he is mistaken for a street performer. Dir. Richard Bazley / UK / 3 mins



Circa (2014)

A relationship develops from a chance meeting but the man holds a hidden secret that begins to grow stronger. He struggles to deal with his mental health issues as they begin to effect the relationship. 
How can he best control these issues? 
Unable to carry on he takes drastic action to free himself and his partner. Dir. Steve Fairclough / UK / 9 mins



Daughter of an Ocean (2013)

By remembering the story of a fish told by her mother, Daughter realizes that the story was not just about little fish who wanted to live freely, but was meant for her to understand that she should live her life with freedom, as her mother never did. Dir. Kintan Chauhan / USA / 3 mins



Letters From A Yorkshire Sweetheart (2014)

A lonely young man, trying to remain isolated from his family, friends and the rest of the world, receives letters from a long distance girlfriend, whilst his mysterious past catches up with him. Dir. Harry Ford / UK / 8 mins



Saam (2014)

Short documentary exploring the relationship between education and the effects of the apartheid era in South Africa. Dedicated to Nelson Mandela, the film follows Suzan Joyce and Jordan Malatjie, two citizens of South Africa who share their individual stories and experiences during their adolescence. They pay tribute to those who fought for education and the development in giving children the opportunity to learn. Dir. Joe Stapleton / UK / 9 mins



The Dread (2013)

For those suffering from the Dread, when they awake from sleep, they feel like they’ve been pulled back from a place more horrible than anything they can imagine… only they can’t remember anything about it. As sleep becomes something to fear, the condition quickly takes its toll on waking life Dir. James Starkie / UK / 7 mins


The Meeting (2014)

A girl, Sarah, meets a boy, Nicholas, in a bar and give him her number. She then learns Nick gave her number to another woman ‘not ten minutes ago.’ Sarah storms back, retrievers her phone number and calls Nick a name. He defends himself. They argue. While they argue they clearly feel something for each other. But Sarah’s proud. Nick is stubborn. Is this a beginning or an end? Dir. David Rocchio / USA / 10 mins


The Road, The Beach, The Sea (2014)

An experimental collaboration between three diverse filmmakers. The film tells the story of a mysterious young lady who ends up on the barren outskirts of Edinburgh in search of something. Dir. Alexandra Peacock, Joachim Vesley & Oliver Benton / UK / 9 mins