WFF_2019 Official Selection

Important information for filmmakers

If your film is included in the Official Selection, congratulations! If your film is not included, while we imagine that you may be disappointed, please do not be disheartened as there has been a very fine line between those selected and those not selected. 

Most but not all films on the Official Selection will be screened during the festival week, though all films from Official Selection will be screened at WFF screenings throughout the year, details of which will be published on the box Office before 8th October.

Awards and Prizes
All films included in the Official Selection will be eligible for the WFF_2019 Official Selection laurels. Films not screened during the festival week are no less likely to be award winners than those films screened during the festival week. The Winners and Special Mentions of each category will be announced during the festival week.

Official Selection Laurels
Please use the correct Laurel.

Films in categories: 
Best Feature Film
Best Foreign Short Film
Best British Short film
Best Short Documentary
Best Nominated Short
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Films in the category:
Hampshire Prize
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Films in category:
Best New Foreign Director
Best New British Director
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Film Files
Please send you film as an Mp4 (unless we have emailed you specifically for another file format), either via Wetransfer or another similar platform,  to

Complimentary screening tickets
As a filmmaker you are eligible for free tickets to all screenings, which can be accessed through our Box Office at Your waiver code is FILMMAKER2019.

The full Festival Programme will be avaialable on our box office from 6th October here

Attending the screening of your film
If your film is being screened during the festival week (between 11 – 116 Nov) could you please confirm before 10th October to,
if you can:
1. Introduce your film at its screening (between 10th-16th November 2019) in Winchester, and be available for a filmed interview prior to or after the screening.

Unable to attend the screening of your film
If you are unable to attend the screening of your film, please send max 60 second video introduction to your film, to be showed prior to the screening of your film, to

Winchester Information Pack
You can can download here a Winchester information pack, which includes maps. travel and accommodation deals 

WFF_2019 Official Selection

Best Feature Film

Alive Michael Siebert
Crush My Heart Alexandra Makarová
Grey Snehashish Mondal & Soumi Saha

Best British Short Film

Be Good James Lawes

Dinner With Mum Daniel Harding
Is That All There Is? Asa Gartland
Nation Your Nation Frederick Kelly
Quiet Carriage Ben S. Hyland
Smack Edd Greg Hall
Stalker Christopher Andrews
The Last Mermaid Fi Kelly

Best Foreign Short Film

All Eyes on Me Saber Tatarcheh
As the First Time Emanuela Mascherini
Committed Lee Gilat
Cover Vahid Alvandifar
Doing Big Jobs Johannes Huth
Funfair Kaveh Mazaheri
I am Mackenzie Artemis Anastasiadou
I Grew a Statue Aaron Arens
I’m Listening Katja Korhonen
Inside Tiago Pimentel
Kopacabana Marcos Bonisson & Khalil Charif
Salvation Thora Hilmarsdottir
Second Skin Ismet Ergün & Kerem Ergün
Son of a Dancer Georges Hazim
Sparrow Welby Ings
St Bernie Elise Tyson
The Boogeywoman Erica Scoggins
The Old Man and the Dead Amirreza Falaki
The Replacement Sean Miller
Till the End of the World Florence Bouvy
Two bodies on a Beach Anna Paavilainen
Under Mom’s Skirt Sarah Heitz de Chabaneix
Your Last Day on Earth Marc Martínez Jordán

Best Short Documentary

Asheng Mohammad Sadeq Esmaeili
Deleted Stephan Pierre Mitchell
Let’s go to Antarctica! Gonzaga Manso
People of the Wasteland Heba Khaled
Prisoner of Society Rati Tsiteladze

Best Animated Short

ABEO Brenda Lopez
On Jelena Sinik
Wither Nicolette Axiak

Best New British Director

Disco Dynamite Tom Clover
Missing a Note Beth Moran

Best New Foreign Director

The Quiet Radheya Jegatheva

The Hampshire Prize

Nectar Anthony Zwartouw
Shear Riyadh Haque
Plunge David James Holloway & Samuel Lawrence
The Evie Project Mickaela Drew
Their Story Joe Harvey

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