We are always happy to see films that have passed through Rouen continue to take off.
A selection of the shorts, selected by This is England, was screened on the closing night of the Bruz festival.
The short film Old Windows, for example, has been very successful in several festivals: Jury Prize at the South London Film Festival and 4 nominations at the British short film awards.
The animated film, The Debutante, caught the attention of Télérama magazine and has just received the animation lab prize at the Clermont-Ferrand festival
The films Big Ears and Superheroes wear hoodies were both awarded at the Norwich Film Festival
Honesty, which won the Rouen-Norwich Club Award for Best Performance, was nominated for a BIFA award and Too Rough, which won a special mention from the jury in Rouen, won the Best British Short award at the BIFA;
And more recently
Firstly our Best UK Short Award, selected from the UK Competition strand programmed by Varun Raman. Supported by British Council, the Best UK Short Award goes to TOO ROUGH, directed by Sean Lìonadh. Our jury said this about the film:
“Too Rough was selected due to its ability to portray an intensely sensitive topic with skill and grace. What stood out to us was Sean’s ability to balance tough themes of religious dogma, domestic abuse, alcoholism, homophobia and neurodivergence whilst managing to incorporate a tenderness and effortless humour into the short form. We’re very much looking forward to what they work on next.”
And finally, the film Good luck to you Leo Grande, which we previewed at the closing night of the festival on 20 November, was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the extraordinary performance, full of humour and sensitivity, of Emma Thompson.