The Walthamstow International Film Festival has announced its winners at a special screening for filmmakers at The Empire Cinema Walthamstow.
Silence. A romantic drama set in a cinema shows us that love overcomes everything. By Russian based Director, Elena Brodach. Her short film was category winner in the Silent genre.
The Magic Hour by Yannick Sanchez was an experimental masterpiece exploring the city at rush hour. The Belgian based filmmaker attended the ceremony held in Walthamstow. The short was category winner in the Experimental genre.
Kayayo was shot by Walthamstow based Director, Carol Gyasi on smart phone in Ghana. Following the plight of the young girls who carry heavy loads on their heads in the capital, Accra, the film was category winner in the Documentary genre.
Olilo by Ao Li - Animation
Kayayo by Carol Gyasi - Documentary
The Weather Report by Paul Murphy - Drama
The Magic Hour by Yannick Sanchez - Experimental
Silence by Elena Brodach - Silent
Redemption River by Joshua Ong - Under 18
The judging panel agreed that the standard of films was very high this year and wanted to commend all of the shortlisted filmmakers.
The screening was attended by young filmmakers Tamuka Walker and Ruby Moore, Documentary director, Carol Gyasi, Experimental section winners Yannick Sanchez and Otis Tree and Documentary maker, Riyadh Haque.
The Audience will also have a vote at the performances on Saturday 23rd July at 11.00am at The Empire Walthamstow and Sunday 24th July from 11.00am to 5pm at The Vestry House Museum.
Prizes to be confirmed at a future date.
With thanks to our judging Panel and supporters
Host: Iain McLeod, Senior Film Booker at Empire Cinemas.
Barry Bliss: Independent Film maker and Director
Kate Gerova: Head of Operational Marketing, Curzon
Noel Goodwin: Head of Youth Education, BFI
Pamela Hutchinson: Editor, Silent London
The winning film in 2015: Speed by Jessica Bishopp