The 8th Wood Green International Short Film Festival drew to a close with an Awards Ceremony at Alexandra Palace.
Actor Adam Deacon (Kidulthood and Adulthood) hosted the event, announcing the jury awards for outstanding short films in the UK, International, Local and Youth categories.
Guest presenters on the night included feature film director Paul Andrew Williams (London to Brighton, The Cottage and the forthcoming thriller Cherry Tree Lane which filmed recently in Muswell Hill) and Maggie Ellis – the Head of Production and Talent Development at Film London.
The ceremony was the culmination of four days of short film screenings at Cineworld Wood Green. A total of 50 films were shown from 20 different countries including France, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Slovakia, Russia, Poland and USA, including drama, documentary and animation. There were also a series of free filmmaking workshops in Wood Green Central Library where local residents were taught the craft of writing a short film script, as well as how to choreograph a Bollywood dance scene. Other highlights included the Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green town centre turning into a temporary pop-up cinema for evenings of free film screenings.
The Youth Film Day returned for a 4th successive year with a whole day of events for 13-21 year olds, featuring films made by young people, and discussions involving professional master classes from directors such as Mo Ali (Shank) and Kolton Lee (Freestyle).
During the festival, film fans rubbed shoulders with directors, actors and industry professionals as the featured film makers from the UK and abroad attended to discuss their films with the audience in question and answer sessions following the screenings.