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2015 Winners

The Winners

Judges' Choice

Clear Sky by Chris Cosentino

The judges were impressed with this quirky but simple animation.

Director Chris Cosentino said: “I’m very excited and pleasantly surprised to have won. There has been some really strong entries and it is a real honour to get the Judges’ Choice award with such strong competition.”

Chris won £150 to put towards his next film project.

1st Public Vote

Sprite by Andrew Griffin

The public voted for this creepy revenge short in their hundreds.

Director Andrew Griffin said: “I feel ecstatic – winning the public vote was quite a nice surprise, I wasn’t expecting it at all.

“And the festival has made an interesting development from a one-night event to a full weekend festival. There were a number of good programmes over the weekend.”

Andrew won £150 towards his next film project.

2nd Public Vote

The Presence by Chris Anderson, Aaron Freeman and Tom Walder

The runners-up of the Public Vote award were Chris Anderson, Aaron Freeman and Tom Walder, with eerie ghost story The Presence.

Chris Anderson said: “The competition was great, there’s a lot of talent around the county – so it’s such an honour to get the award.”

Under 16s Winner

The New Kid by Abbeyfield Secondary School

The winner of the Under 16s category was moving short The New Kid made by pupils from Abbeyfield Secondary School. Their prize included free hire of the cycle-powered cinema in Northampton.

Kam Targonski, who directed the film, said: “I feel privileged to receive this award because Film Northants showcases some great films.

“I made the film to experience something new and it has been worth it – it’s awesome.”

Under 16s Second Place

The Forest Dwellers by Bridgewater Film Club

The Under 16s second place winner, created by the Bridgewater Film Club, was Wes Anderson style brownie-guide adventure The Forest Dwellers.

They won a £50 Amazon voucher.