Red Chairs

FEBRUARY 2022  OFFICIAL AWARD WINNERS

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BEST SHORT FILM

When the Rain Sets In
Written & Directed by James Hughes

Kenzie and Treyden, a couple who’ve been swept up in a whirlwind six-month romance, find themselves confronting a painful question: Has their love story come to an end?

(UK)

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BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

A Morsel Of Love

Directed by Helia Behrooz, Sana Norouzbaki

An old man’s monotonous days are mostly spent on a house’s rooftop facing an old city, until he hears a soft voice singing a folk love song and curiously follows the sound.

(Iran)

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BEST DIRECTOR

The Man Who Wanted To Fly
Directed by Frank Shouldice

Eighty-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote has always wanted to fly. He's determined to make his dream to be a pilot come true. Even if it's the last thing he does.

(Ireland)

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BEST SCREENPLAY

Bhaskar Bechain
Written & Directed by Shadwal

Just two months from his retirement, Shashikant decides to fulfil a desperate wish of firing a bullet.

(India)

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Man Who Wanted To Fly

Directed by Frank Shouldice

Eighty-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote has always wanted to fly. He's determined to make his dream to be a pilot come true. Even if it's the last thing he does.

(Ireland)

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BEST EDITING

Sliced Bread

Directed by Gulliver Moore

Edited by Oliver Clubb, Gulliver Moore

Comedy short film in which we imagine what a world would look like if Sliced Bread had never been invented - and what would happen in 21st Century society if suddenly it was.

(UK)

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BEST MUSIC

When the Rain Sets In

Music by Jean-Pascal Beintus

Kenzie and Treyden, a couple who’ve been swept up in a whirlwind six-month romance, find themselves confronting a painful question: Has their love story come to an end?

(UK)

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BEST SOUND

A Morsel Of Love

Directed by Helia Behrooz, Sana Norouzbaki

An old man’s monotonous days are mostly spent on a house’s rooftop facing an old city, until he hears a soft voice singing a folk love song and curiously follows the sound.

(Iran)

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BEST ACTOR

Bhaskar Bechain

Written & Directed by Shadwal

Actor: Raghubir Yadav as Shashikant

Just two months from his retirement, Shashikant decides to fulfil a desperate wish of firing a bullet.

(India)

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BEST ACTRESS

The Square Circle
Directed by Usha Sharma

Actress: Ayushi Jain

Alisha has fallen in love with Ranu, her soulmate...

(UK)

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BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER

PERDITION

Directed by Craig J Simons

An old retired school teacher returns home one evening and is confronted by Martin and Plamen, two former students he abused when they were children.

(UK)

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GRAND JURY AWARD

The Bookshop

Written & Directed by Carl Copeland

Michael McCabe is the owner and proprietor of Henry Bohn Books, an independent bookshop situated in Liverpool. After more than thirty years trading and tens of thousands of books later, the bookshop is a treasure trove of texts, artefacts and classical music.

(UK)