NRFF London 2019 Winners


The New Renaissance Film Festival London would like to thank everyone who took part in the 2019 programme which was once again outstanding. Each year we are humbled by the wonderful creative talent we showcase. We hope you enjoyed it, and will submit to NRFF again in the future. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for photos and future updates.

New Renaissance Best of Fest Film Award

ASHMINA directed by Dekel Berenson. This award celebrates outstanding achievement in every aspect of film-making.

New Renaissance Humanity Award

THE SEA directed by Cameron Richards. This award supports films that shine a light on an important social issue or tackle a taboo subject. This year’s focus is dementia awareness. Previous winners have included: ‘The Silent Child’ (being deaf in a hearing family) that won the 2018 Oscar for Best Live Action Short, and last year’s winner ‘Cotton Wool’ (about young carers).

Best Feature Film

DREAM STATE directed by Asger K. Bartels

Best Director

THE CUNNING MAN directed by Zoë Dobson

Best UK Narrative Short

NOTHING IMPORTANT directed by Tara Fitzgerald

Best International Narrative Short

SKIN directed by Guy Nattiv

Best UK Young Talent Short

ROGER directed by Reuben Hamlyn

Best International Young Talent Short

LAND OF WINTER directed by Tommy Creagh

Best UK Actress

SYLVIA – Jolie Lennon

Best UK Actor

FUTURES – Craig Parkinson

Best International Actress

OLYMPIA – McKenzie Chinn

Best International Actor

DREAM STATE – Karim Theilgaard

Best UK Animation

FLÂNEUR directed by Holly Warburton

Best International Animation

COYOTE directed by Lorenz Wunderle

Best Documentary Short

NOW OR NEVER directed by Matt Senior

Best Mystery Short

THIRD QUARTER directed by Jonny Dry 

Best Dance Short

SILENCED – NORTHERN BALLET choreographed by Gavin McCaig

Best Choreographer of a Dance Film

US – Jordan James Bridge

Best Experimental Short

NIGHTSHADE directed by Shuaiding Chi

Best Ensemble Cast

LEAGUES APART directed by Sam Holland

Best Young Talent Actor / Actress


Best UK Sci-Fi Short

PULSAR directed by Aurora Fearnley

Best International Sci-Fi Short

HASHTAG directed by Ben Alpi

Best LGBT Short

SWIVEL directed Lois Norman

Best Historical Short

LOVE HAVE I KNOWN directed by Gregory Nice 

Best Social Drama Short

MI O LE KU (SURVIVAL) directed by Remi Laudat

Best Comedy Short

ENTRANCE NO EXIT directed by Jo Southwell

Best Music Short

PLEASED TO EAT YOU directed by Adrian Hedgecock

Best Fantasy Short

ONE, NO ONE, 100.000 directed by Karlijn Milder and Lotte Milder

Best UK Debut Short

MISSING A NOTE directed by Beth Moran

Best International Debut Short

ELLA directed by Anne Weigel

Best Short Short

A SCRIBBLED MEMORY directed by Bhulla Beghal

Best Cinematography

NEVER FORGET – Stephan Polman

Best Music Score

THIRD QUARTER – Dan Baboulene and Alexander Wells

Best Costume Design

HAPLESS HANS – Ngozi Unamba-Oparah

Best Set Design

PULSAR – Belle Mundi

Best Feature Screenplay

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT by Michael Monteith

Best Short Screenplay

BLACK LAKE by Martin Stocks

Best Young Talent Screenplay

GROUNDING by Oisín-Tomás Ó Raghallaigh

Honourable Mentions

George & The Dragon – Lace – Cleaning in Progress – The Right Choice – Dreamed – Flight – Big Star (Rotem) – Home Care – Ladies Most Deject – San Miguel – Freedom, Where Are You Hiding? – The Cedar Room (Feature Screenplay) – Tesla (Feature Screenplay) – Lost Boy Standing (Short Screenplay) – Sacre Coeur (Short Screenplay) – Audition (Young Talent Screenplay) – Songbird – Starry Night – Sound of Colour – Sunshine – The Internship – The Lyrics That Took Me Home – Loyalty – A Bird’s Waltz: Quando Volo – The Other Rooms – My Moon – Laugh Lines – Currents – Hum (Young Talent Screenplay)

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