VMI awards Best Shorts award at KIFF

VMI loves to support new entrants to the industry and is proud to have been a partner and sponsor of the best short film at the inaugural new film festival held in June in Kingston, LONDON.

The first Kingston International Film Festival (KIFF) took place over the weekend of 24-26 June 2022 and amazingly managed to show 99 films in 5 venues over the 3 days – everything from shorts to features, with the aim of celebrating a diverse range of established and emerging talent and provide a terrific boost to the UK TV & Film Industry.

Watching films and meeting people are two of our favourite things and what better environment to do this than a brand new UK-based film festival for which we don’t even need to travel out of London!

We decided to sponsor an award for the best short film, since short films are HARD to make for independent filmmakers with little or no budget and Beth Park, the winner of the Best Short Film for her film, Fishwife, was a worthy winner.

In addition to winning this prestigious award, VMI also presented Beth with a voucher for equipment hire worth £1,500. Well done Beth!

Trailer for Fishwife, winner of Best Short Film, KIFF 2022


Templeheart Films Award for Best Student Short Film

THEY CAN’T, SO I MUST directed by Dara Eshahian

The Eadweard Muybridge Prize 

GHOSTED directed by Duncan Roe

The Rose Award for Best U18 Short Film

LIGHT HEARTED directed by Dylan Scott

Lipsync Post Award for Best First Feature Film

FERRYMAN directed by Darren Bender

VMI.TV Award for Best Short Film

FISHWIFE directed by Beth Park

Blue Elephant Films Award in Association with Script Angel for Best Short Screenplay UK

HOCKNORD written by Hattie Cooke

Rotunda Award for Best Documentary

ALCINDO directed by Miguel Dores

The Twickenham Studios Award for Best Feature Film

COLD directed by Claire Coaché & Lisle Turner

KIFF returns to Kingston in 2023 and we look forward to supporting it for another year.

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