Imperial War Museums (IWM) Announces Nominees For IWM Short Film Festival

Imperial War Museums (IWM) has announced the finalists and programme for the IWM Short Film Festival 2016, taking place at IWM London from Friday Feb 26 to March 7…

IWM Film Awards - Top 10 Films

Shortlisted filmmakers have created imaginative and challenging films inspired by IWM’s collections and its role to explore the causes, course, and consequences of war and conflict. Made by both amateur and professional filmmakers, the shortlisted films explore experiences of war and conflict from the First and Second World Wars through to the Iraq War and beyond. The topics explored range from terrorism and drone warfare, to refugees and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Matt Lee, IWM Short Film Festival Director, says: “We’ve been hugely impressed by the calibre of this year’s entries and it has been a real challenge to create the 2016 official selection. The festival programme is extremely exciting, covering a variety of compelling subjects and including a range of genres, from animation to factual documentaries. We hope visitors enjoy the festival and we’d encourage our audiences to participate by voting for their favourite film.”

The Short Film Festival is part of wider programme of events, exhibitions and initiatives that draw on IWM’s extensive film archives and explore experiences of war through film. On 30 June 2016, to coincide with the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, IWM London will open its major 2016 exhibition Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies. In the 100th anniversary year of the release of the original blockbuster, The Battle of the Somme, this immersive new exhibition will explore how filmmakers have found inspiration in compelling personal stories and gripping real events from wars of the past century.

The twenty-six shortlisted films will be screened to the public over eleven days at IWM London, and the winning films will be announced at an award ceremony on Monday 21 March 2016.

Film Festival Feb 26 – March 7 / Screenings will take place at 12, 2 and 3pm every day at IWM London / Admission free

Best Documentary

· A Brave Bunch. The Uprising through children’s eyes, by Tomasz Stankiewicz, Warsaw, Poland

· Carry Me Home, by Matilda Hay and Emily Bates, London, UK

· Echoes from the Kent Coast, by Nichola Bruce, Kent, UK

· Kindertransport – A Journey to Life, by Maria Polachowska, London, UK

· Leathermarket, by Jessica Bishopp, East Sussex, UK

· Memories of War, by George Morris and Anna Balchin, Cardiff, UK

· One Thousand and One Teardrops, by Fateme Ahmadi, London, UK

· Paper Planes, by Sorcha Clark, County Monaghan, Ireland

· The Forgotten Army of WWII: West Africa’s soldiers in Burma, by Olly Owen, Robin Forestier-Walker and Dan Susman, Oxford, UK

· Those Who Are Left, by Keith Wilhelm Kopp, Bath, UK

· War stories: Reflections on the end of the Second World War, by South West Heritage Trust, Somerset, UK

Best Creative Response

· 5 SOLDIERS – The Body Is The Frontline, by Rosie Kay, Birmingham, UK

· A Soldier’s Voice, by Brendan McCallion, County Donegal, Ireland

· Angel of 1916, by Leiut. McNeive Productions and Treehouse Republic, London, UK

· Apocalypse Rhyme, Oliver Harrison, London, UK

· Basilisk, by Nikolai Hamel, California, USA

· Doodlebug, by Matt Sears, Buckinghamshire, UK

· DRONE, by Daniel Jewel, London, UK

· Go! It’s Your Duty Lad, by Emma Brown, Cheshire, UK

· Gustav, by Dennis Da Silva, London, UK

· Las Cieni (The Shadow Forest), by Andrzej Cichocki, Dolna Grupa, Poland

· Patient 39, by Dan Clifton, Berkshire, UK

· Summer’s Gift, by David Whitney, Greater Manchester, UK

· Trauma, by Mark Kinsella, Oxfordshire, UK

· We Are Kakuma, by Students from Kakuma Refugee Camp, London, UK

· We’ll Meet Again, by Jacqueline Pepall, London, UK

Best use of IWM Archive Material

· Carry Me Home, by Matilda Hay and Emily Bates, London, UK

· Echoes from the Kent Coast, by Nichola Bruce, Kent, UK

· Kindertransport – A Journey to Life, by Maria Polachowska, London, UK

· Leathermarket, by Jessica Bishopp, East Sussex, UK

· Paper Planes, by Sorcha Clark, County Monaghan, Ireland

· The Forgotten Army of WWII: West Africa’s soldiers in Burma, by Olly Owen, Robin Forestier-Walker and Dan Susman, Oxford, UK

· War stories: Reflections on the end of the Second World War, by South West Heritage Trust, Somerset, UK

Best Student Film

· Basilisk, by Nikolai Hamel, California, USA

· Carry Me Home, by Matilda Hay and Emily Bates, London UK

· Leathermarket, by Jessica Bishopp, East Sussex, UK

· Memories of War, by George Morris and Anna Balchin, Cardiff, UK

· One Thousand and One Teardrops, by Fateme Ahmadi, London, UK

· Paper Planes, by Sorcha Clark, County Monaghan, Ireland

· Las Cieni (The Shadow Forest), by Andrzej Cichocki, Dolna Grupa, Poland

· Those Who Are Left, by Keith Wilhelm Kopp, Bath, UK

· We Are Kakuma, by Students from Kakuma Refugee Camp, London, UK

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