The winning films for 2017/18 were:
Best Film (16 and over) – City Lights, By Ed Wiles
Best Film 16 or over was awarded to Ed Wiles for his film City Lights. City Lights is described by Film Shorts as “a romantic comedy about a night time security guard in a London office tower who finds a unique way to gain the attention of a cleaner in an opposite tower”. The film premiered at the LA Shorts Fest and has also been screened at a number of other international film festivals.
Best Film (under 16) – Turning Tides, by Freya Hannan Mills
Best Film Under-16 was awarded to thirteen-year-old Freya Hannan-Mills for her film Turning Tides. Into Film Shorts named Turning Tides its Film of the Month in June last year, describing it as “a poignant portray of grief and friendship between two girls, aided by an evocative, piercing score, and some suitably grim weather”.
Best Script (16 or over), A Mother’s Journey, by Sade Adeniran
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Best Script went to Sade Adeniran for A Mother’s Journey. Sade explains that the film “tells the story of a woman going through postnatal depression” and seeks to “shed a little light on the darkness which can sometimes overshadow what should be a joyful time in a family’s life”.