The lucky winners will receive a £1,000 cash prize from The Smalls and a £10,000 production grant to put towards their next film.
Over the last seven years the short film festival has grown from a two day event with mere screenings to a 5-day extravaganza of film screenings, panel discussions and master classes.
Hundreds of films were submitted to compete in the four awards categories of Comedy, Drama, Documentary, and Music Video and it was a hard job picking a short list, let alone a winner, said the festival’s organisers.
The judging panel for the documentary section this year included: Anna MacDonald, Director, LFA Productions; Philip Ilson, LSFF, Festival Director; Derek Thorne, One World Media; Joe Bateman, Director, Rushes Soho Shorts; Richard Holman, Founder, Devilfish and Jane Mote, Former MD, Current TV.
Below the list of documentaries shortlisted for The Smalls Awards 2012:
Documentary shortlist 2012
The Hardest Fight by John Hicks
Keri’s Tapes by Rory Alexander Stewart
The Bubbleologist by Jan Bednarz
Shelter – A look at Manchester’s Homeless by Michael Staniforth
No Place Like Home by Fat Rat Films
The Knowledge by Anton Califano
UK Uncut by Fat Rat Films
Oil & Water by Fat Rat Films – WINNER
Watch Oil & Water by Fat Rat Films here:
If you haven’t seen the other short docs yet then you can watch them Friday 21 September, at 6.30pm when The Smalls will be presenting The Best of Documentary at the Wired screening room in central London (Wired London W1T 4QS).
Other events are also taking place during the last day of the festival thus check out The Smalls’ website for more information and tickets.