THE JUDGES

Danny Boyle FILM DIRECTOR/SHUFFLE FOUNDER

Danny Boyle
FILM DIRECTOR/SHUFFLE FOUNDER

Kim loNginotto DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKER

Kim loNginotto
DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKER

Riz ahmed ACTOR

Riz ahmed
ACTOR

Peter bradshaw GUARDIAN FILM CRITIC

Peter bradshaw
GUARDIAN FILM CRITIC

Efe Çakarel FOUNDER OF MUBI

Efe Çakarel
FOUNDER OF MUBI

 

CATEGORIES & 2015 WINNERS

WHERE WE ARE

Migration is a crucial and constant part of the human experience. As a festival, Shuffle focuses on our relationship with the places we live; as humans increasingly concentrate themselves in cities, new experiences and new ways of defining ourselves emerge. This category is about filmmakers’ relationships to both places we live and places we came from.

SHORTLIST:
TWO DOSAS (Sarmad Masud) 
THE MUSE (Mia Bays) 
DINNER AND A MOVIE (James Dokko) 
TRACKS (Claire Oakley) 
POPULACE (Jamie Pigott) 
THICK SKIN (Justin Hackney)

WINNER:
TWO DOSAS by Sarmad Masud

The prize for this category was dinner with Danny Boyle.


WHERE WE'RE GOING

As we rocket further into the golden age of technology, our possibilities seem endless. Our migration from this world to the next one (be that physical or metaphor) is imminent.

This category encourages filmmakers exploring our hopes and fears for life outside the bounds of earth, as we know it today

SHORTLIST:
LA HIJA/THE DAUGHTER (Jazmine Rada) 
IRIS (Nikolai Galitzine) 
NATURE'S SWITCH (Caroline Ward) 
DARK WAS THE NIGHT (Khaled Gad)

WINNER:
NATURE'S SWITCH by Caroline Ward & Erinma Ochu

The prize for this category was worldwide distribution as 'Film of the Day' on MUBI. MUBI will programme the winning short film as part of it's regular curated line-up. This is an incredible opportunity to be programmed alongside the greats of cinema and have their film exposed to film lovers around the globe.


DOCUMENTARY

This category celebrates the camera’s ability to pick out and magnify the details of our existence that would otherwise be missed.

Shuffle Festival encourages documentarians to share these elusive stories of Movement, Migration and Place.

SHORTLIST:
A SHORT FILM ABOUT MASSAGE (Julie Hill) CHICKEN (MILE END COMMUNITY PROJECT) WALKING THROUGH HAVANA (AkaMaMe Productions) 
HIDDEN LIVES (Fat Rat Films - Fred Grace + Gemma Atkinson) 
GYPSY FAIR (Elisa Scubla) 
THE DRIVE (Shakti Gomez) 
THE CLAPTONITES (Orlando Robinson)

WINNER:
THE CLAPTONITES by Orlando Robinson

The prize for this category was a bespoke lighting package from Panalux to the value of £5000 for the making of the winners next film.


YOUNG FILMMAKERS

All the greatest directors were once part of this group!

Shuffle Festival encourages the next generation of filmmakers (25 and under) to step up and showcase their films.

SHORTLIST:
COPY THAT (Kingsley Hoskins) INSPIRE (Awais Ali) LAST GIRL (Jack McHenry) 
THROW ME TO THE DOGS (Aaron Dunleavy)

WINNER:
THROW ME TO THE DOGS by Aaron Dunleavy

The prize for this category was worldwide distribution as 'Film of the Day' on MUBI. MUBI will programme the winning short film as part of it's regular curated line-up. This is an incredible opportunity to be programmed alongside the greats of cinema and have their film exposed to film lovers around the globe.


OUR INAUGURAL SHORT FILM PRIZE, 2014

In a world first, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle – along with BAFTA Award-nominated director Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant), fellow award-winning director Sally El Hosaini (My Brother the Devil) and Actor/Director Dexter Fletcher – judged film submissions across three broad categories ‘Science and the Imagination’, ‘The City’ and ‘Young Filmmakers’ (under 25s). This took place at Shuffle Festival 2014 in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

We were overwhelmed with submissions of an astounding quality for our inaugural prize. The 2014 film prize winners are below:

THE JUDGES

DANNY BOYLE

DANNY BOYLE

CLIO BARNARD

CLIO BARNARD

SALLY EL HOSAINI

SALLY EL HOSAINI

DEXTER FLETCHER

DEXTER FLETCHER


CATEGORIES & 2014 WINNERS

'SCIENCE & THE IMAGINATION'

The 'Science and Imagination' prize at Shuffle celebrates the role of scientific discovery and the imagination in the search for new worlds, ideas and possibilities. Science and technology are increasingly transforming our lives, but it is our imagination - what we look to uncover and how we use the new powers that our advanced knowledge brings - that are the crucial elements in the creation of a technological age. We were looking for films that reveal the human mind, emotions and stories behind great quests or small breakthroughs.

The prize for this category was a trip to California to experience the world’s most cutting edge filmmaking and digital media technology. This included a virtual reality session and trip to the Google HQ, in Silicon Valley.

BACK ISSUE

TIERNAN HANBY

TIERNAN HANBY

TIERNAN HANBY:
After a youth spent directing/
vandalising theatre, followed by a decade wrangling films as a 1st AD and Producer on many great shorts, features and commercials, Tiernan has at last returned to directing with Back Issue. He's delighted to be back, and that this has been so well received.


'THE CITY'

Shuffle is about living in the city – in the best way possible. It is about the quality of spaces in the city and the interconnectedness of the people that pass through or dwell in these places. This category celebrates cities throughout the world and the human life that fills them. From personal stories to grand tales, we searched for short films that capture the unique experience of a city and portray the urban world in a new way.

The prize for this category was a one-on-one mentoring session with Danny Boyle - a unique insight into how he works - plus a trip to New York City.

 

GEORGETOWN

LEWIS KHAN

LEWIS KHAN

LEWIS KHAN: A freelance Photographer based in London, working with stills and moving image. Lewis' practice is concerned with socially engaged documentary, whilst his approach is informed by a strong interest in Architecture & Design.

www.lewiskhan.co.uk


'YOUNG FILMMAKERS'
(under 25s)

We were looking for films - of any subject - made by young filmmakers of outstanding quality.

The prize for this category was Panalux advice and bespoke five-day lighting package for the winner's next short film.

 

DISAPPEAR

HENDRIKUS DE VAAN

HENDRIKUS DE VAAN

HENDRIKUS DE VAAN: Since making his first student film in 2007, Hendrikus has spent all of his time in or around film production.  In addition to directing over a dozen student films, he has worked as an actor, lighting technician, makeup artist, colorist and editor in the New Zealand film, tv and theater industries on a number of projects including feature films & TV dramas. Alongside running his small animation company, Hendrikus currently has a slate of feature film projects in development. DISAPPEAR, meticulously put together singlehandedly over two and a half years, is his debut film as a director.

www.hendrikusdevaan.com