WFF_2018 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. 

Films screened during the festival week are published HERE. 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 7th October.

Awards and Prizes
All films included in the Official Selection will be eligible for the WFF_2018 prizes. 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 at the Black-Tie Award Ceremony on Saturday 10th November.

Official Selection laurels for each category can be accessed HERE.

Please use the correct laurel. Standard laurel for caeogires Best Feature Film, Best British Short Film, Best Foreign Short Film, Best Short Documentary, Best Animated Short. Hampshire Prize laurel for  Hampshire Prize Category. New Directors laurel for filmmakers in Best New British Director and Best New Foreign Director.

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 WFFguest2018.

View Festival Programme here

Filmmakers’ Networking Party
The filmmakers’ networking party takes places before the award ceremony on 10th November. Tickets are complimentary but you must book them in advance HERE.

Award Ceremony
All filmmakers in the Official Selection are invited to attend the black-tie award ceremony. It promises to be an exceptional evening. One ticket is complimentary and must be booked HERE before 20th October. Additional tickets can also be purchased. Places are limited.

Attending the screening of your film
If your film is being screened during the festival week (between 3 – 10 Nov) and you are able to introduce your film, please contact

Introduction to 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

WFF_2018 Official Selection

Best Feature Film

Bad Poetry Tokyo Anshul Chauhan
Cargo Bruno Gascon
Hotel Auschwitz  Cornelius Schwalm
No-One Lev Prudkin & Vladimir Prudkin
Strange Daughter Stephan Lacant

Best British Short Film

Aamir  Vika Evdokimenko

Being Keegan Stephanie Zari
Collection Only Alastair Cummings and John Hickman
Cult Film Alastair Cummings
Cured Darren Mapletoft
Dirty Little Rascals Ben Bovington-Key

Duplicity Bensalem Mitchell
Hands Free John Addis & Matt Bowron
Hymn of Hate Matt Kennard
Lady Will Nash
Like Glass Adam Spinks
The Smell of Petrol Branko Tomovic

Best Foreign Short Film

A Month Zgjim Terziqi
Anna Kerenina Yana Sar
Bohemia Anna Mir
Calamity Séverine De Streyker & Maxime Feyers 
Cavello Sven Bresser
Child Joren Molter
Claire & Bruno : a story of love and fresh meat Lionel Delebarre
Detainment Vincent Lambe
Eingang Ausgang Tania Podveikina
Eternal Recurrence of a Deep Sleep Mohammad Moravej
Excuse Me, I’m Looking For The Ping-Pong Room And My Girlfriend Bernhard Wenger
Final Review Jonathan Herzberg
Flesh of My Flesh  Matthys Boshoff
Gas of the Rich ArnoBor
Hampi Pim Algoed
Her Bath Che-won Park
Maneki Neko Manolis Mavris
May Day Olivier Magic & Fedrik De Beul
Midnight Confession Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Mimicry Jennifer von Schuckmann
Palookaville Pim Algoed & Sem Bucman
Rain Ravi Sandberg
Retouch Kaveh Mazaheri
Schoolyard Blues Maria Eriksson
The Divine Way Ilaria Di Carlo
The Noise of the Light Valentin Petit

Best Short Documentary

I’m Free Edvard Karijord & Bendik Mondal
Grenfell Tower and Social Murder Sian Hamlett
Locks Miles Blayden-Ryall
Non-Swimmers Tristan Zahornicky
Stations Julien Huger
Tonic of the Sea Jon Scott
Wandervogel Mina Kim Fitzpatrick

Best Animated Short

Don Ruperto Irma Orozco
Invaders Daniel Prince
Pure White Sven Windszus
The Backward Astronomer Jacob Nelson
The Fox Sadegh Javadi
The Station Jocelyn Wat
The Velvet Abstract James Hughes
Widdershins Simon P Biggs

Best New British Director

Away  Sam Thorpe & Bjorn Gunnlaugsson
Mandy A Short Film Jarod Parker
Pink Andrew St Maur

Best New Foreign Director

A Different Afternoon Carolina Romillo Marín
Off The Record Will Berry
Twalking `Lorenzo Gonnelli

The Hampshire Prize

Battle of Braemar Peter Lisney

Creatures & Things Sam Fenton
Delicacy Michael Middleton-Downer
Desire Line Ruini Shi
Duplicity Bensalem Mitchell
Flat Out Matthieu Livingston
In Familia James Murray
Lady Will Nash
Meat Juice Ian Roberts
Worthy is the Lamb Toby Matthews


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