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Winchester Film Festival 10th Anniversary Screening

5 remarkable award winning short films

Director’s selection from a decade of eye-opening festival editions.

Warning: Some film trailers contain mature content.

Hostal Edén

Director: Gonzaga Manso

Producer: Luis Manso

Cast: Juana Andueza, Mario Alberto Diez, Verónica Forgué, Rafael Revuelta, Yanet Sierra.

Spain, 2015

14 mins, subtitled

Synopsis: Poignant and sumptuous Spanish drama about the human condition from the perspective of a seedy hotel’s statue of the Virgin Mary.

Awards: Best Foreign Short Film, Winchester Film Festival | Best Director, Festival de Cine Medina del Campo | Best Short Film, Anonumvl | Best Short Film, World Festival of Emerging Cinema |Best Short Film, International Bavarian Short Film Festival |Best Short, FIC Caldo | Premio del Public, Pietrsanta Film Festival | Best Wardrobe, Festival de Cine Medina del Campo | Silver Fram, Unprecedented Cinema Festival | Best Artistic Director, Festival de Cine de Comedia | Best Supporting Actress, Premio Pavez | Best Soundtrack, Premios Pavez | Best Short Film, Cort Ncontri | Best Screenplay, Cort Ncontri | Best Director, Corte Ncontri | Best Actor, Communidad de Madrid | Best Soundtrack, FIC.BiE | Golden Frame, Corto di SERA | Best Short, Corti in Cortille | Mejor Corto, Lo Cercacurts | Best Screenplay, VideoLab Film Festival | & MORE

Whoever Was Using This Bed

Director: Andrew Kotatko

Producer: Marie Slaight, Andrew Kotatko

Cast: Jean-Marc Barr (The Big Blue, Europa), Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill), Jane Birkin (Death on the Nile)

Australia, 2016

20 mins

Synopsis: Star-studded, multi-award winning Australian drama based on The Birdman by Raymond Carver.

Awards: Platinum Award, Oregon Film Festival | Best Supporting Actress, BLOW-UP International Arthouse Film Festival | Best Director, Overcome Film Festival | Best Actor, Best Actress, European Film Festival | Best Short Film, European Film Festival | Best Director, The Howling Wold International Short Film Festival | Best Actor & Best Actress, Trinity International Film Festival | Best Film, Ouchy Film Awards | Best Actress, AM Egypt Film Festival | Best Director, Frostbite International Film Festival | Best Director, Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival | Best Picture, Baretower World Film Festival | 1st Grand Jury Prize, Baretower World Film Festival | Best Short Film, Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards | Best Cinematography, Montreal International Wreath Awards Film Festival |REMI Winner, 50th Annual World-Houston International Film Festival | Best Actor & Actress, McMinnville Short Film Festival | Best Director, Canberra Film Festival | Best Actor, Canberra Film Festival | Best Actress,  TMFF | Best Director, The Golden Skull Film Festival | Best Actress, MEDFF |Best Short, Global Shorts | The Pinnacle Award, Elevation |Award of Excellence, Best Shorts | & MORE


Director: Lars von Schuckmann

Producer: Jan Czmok

Cast: Freya Kreutzham, Bardo Böhlefeld, Carole Jachtmann, Maximilian Gehrlinger.

Germany, 2016

26 mins, subtitled

Synopsis: An eye-opening German sexual and spiritual road movie with cars – the first film ever made about the still largely unknown phenomenon of girlfags.


Director: Séverine De Streyker, Maxime Feyers 

Producer: Maxime Feyers

Cast: Ingrid Heiderscheidt, François Maquet, Jean-Michel Balthazer, Bastien Ughetto, Judith Williquet, Arthur Marnaix.

Belgium, 2017

20 mins, subtitled

Synopsis: Multi-award winning, masterfully acted Belgian drama about a mother’s reaction to the discovery of her son’s ‘taboo’ secret.

Awards: Audience Award, Brussels Short Film Festival | Best Actress, Brussels Short Film Festival | Best Actress, CinEuphoria Awards | Top Short Films of the Year, CinEuphoria | Holebikort Award, Holebikort Short Film Festival | Special Mention, Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival | Best Supporting Actor, Satisfied Eye International Film Festival | Kidder Audience Choice Award, Lakeshore International Short Film Festival | Best Leading Actress, Prisma | Iris Prize | & MORE

Nicole's Cage

Nicole's Cage

Director: Josef Brandle

Producer: Rike Steyer

Cast: Feline Roggan, Marcel Mohab, Jacques Palminger.

Germany, 2018

15 mins, subtitled

Synopsis: Stylish German comedy-drama about the secret inner worlds of an ambitions couple…who think they know one another. 

Awards: Best Short Film, Munich Film Festival | Award of Merit Clujshorts Festival | Best Narrative, Short to The Point | Best Short, Shocking Shorts Awards | Best Visual Effects, Crypshow Film Festival | Best Actress nominee, Bucharest Short Film Festival | Audience Award Nominee, Der Phantastiche Trashfilm | Best Short Film, Red Rock Film Festival | Special Achievement Award, Red Rock Film Festival | Best Actress, Transylvania Shorts | & MORE