2017 Winners

Award trophy photos

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 edition of the Winchester Short Film Festival short film competition.

You can also read the  2017 Official Selection and the 2017 Longlist.

View photos of Awards Gala here

We are very grateful once again to our sponsors, partners, and friends of the festival, without whom none of it would be possible. We are also thankful to the Screening Panel and our judges, who devote their time and expertise in selecting the winning films each year.

Best British Short Film

Sponsored by SMUG satire magazine

Winner: Geraint Reynolds
for Catch of the Day

Special Mentions
Varun Raman and Tom Hancock for Transmission
Jason Donald & Matt Portman for Passion Gap
John Quarrell for The Gift


Best Foreign Short Film

Sponsored by English Naturally

Winner: Michael Grudsky
for The Transfer

Special Mentions

Bartosz Kruhlik for Adaptation
Aleksandra Terpinska for The Best Fireworks Ever
Patrycja Polkowska for Carousel

The Winchester Prize
Gonzaga Manso


Best Animated Short

Sponsored by SMUG magazine

Winner: Fx Goby
for To Build a Fire

Special Mention
Rafael Sommerhalder for Au Revoir Balthazar


Best Short Documentary

Sponsored by the University of Winchester
Nomination reel coming soon!

Winner: Olivia Martinez de la Grange
for Orchids Never Die

Special Mention
Tom Huntingford for Dial-a-Ride
Tom Oxenham for Skim for England
Katharina Woll for Exit


Best New Director

Sponsored by Lean Campaign
Nomination reel coming soon!

Winner: Jess O’Brian
for Girl A

Special Mentions
Tomas Gold for The Enigma Duel


The Hampshire Prize

Sponsored by Winchester Today

Winner: Barnaby Boulton
for A Place for Everything

Special Mention

Will Nash for Somatic
Oscar Ferguson for DDLN
Aram Atkinson for Fireflies

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