The Mishap

What a mishap, duck!

Exorcisms, Donald Trump, duck love and David Bowie’s spacesuit were all on show at this month’s Hellfire Short Film Festival.

As is customary we screened nine short films from around the world including a record five British short films. The others were sent in from Germany, India and the USA.

The following short films were screened at the Hellfire Short Film Festival 9th Round:
(in screening order)

‘Fake Men’ by Martin Gentner (Frankfurt, Germany)
‘Say It’ by Shoneel Shrikant Yallattikar (Maharashtra, India)
‘Coming Home’ by Shiva Rodriguez (Ormond Beach, Florida, USA)
‘Date & Time’ by Craig Nobbs (New York City, NY, USA)
‘Stella Erratica’ by Ben Barton (Folkestone, Kent, UK)
‘Holy F__k’ by Chris Chalklen (Sutton, London, UK)
‘The Mishap’ by Ruth Pickett (London, UK)
‘The Perfect Gift’ by Ryan Enever (Shipdham, Norfolk, UK)
‘Draft Eight’ by Chris Chalken (Sutton, London, UK)

After each short film was screened the audience voted on six categories, Director, Acting, Editing, Story/Script, Visuals and Soundtrack. Each category was to be given a score out of five with the totals added up to give the overall score out of 30.

And the winner is…

With a score of 23.34 out of 30 it’s…

by Ruth Pickett
(London, UK)

“A dark comedy about Dorothy, a middle-aged housewife who receives some devastating and decidedly unusual news from Britain’s most awkward Policeman.”

Watch the trailer here:

The runners up who both join our Wildcard table are:
‘Holy F__k’ by Chris Chalklen (Sutton, London, UK)
‘The Perfect Gift’ by Ryan Enever (Shipdham, Norfolk, UK)

Congratulations to our finalists and their respective cast and crew.

Next Up:
Hellfire Short Film Festival Round Ten
Lime Bar Cafe, 46 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JU
Wednesday 26th July 2017, 7pm

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