Axis Sponsors Romford Film Festival

We were delighted to sponsor the Romford Film Festival's fourth annual event held at The Mercury Shopping Centre. A festival that is now recognised by IMDB and The British Council as an official annual film festival. Axis representatives attended the event which showed over 200 films on three screens to a reduced audience of c.1000 over seven days - a great turnout for the event industry at the moment.

Pictured from left to right - 1. Director Nicole Pott with Axis Security Commercial Manager, David Rolls; 2. David Rolls with Natalie Bay, Festival Designer and Chris Lyons, Axis Security Account Director; 3. David Rolls presenting the Best Short Film award.

We are so pleased that we went ahead with the festival, both for our community of filmmakers, and our local audience which has grown significantly this year” says Natalie Bays, Festival Designer. We have had such great feedback from people that have been pleased and excited to enjoy film in a cinema again and a huge pat on the back from filmmakers who didn’t think they would see their work on a big screen this year.”

Concluding the festival on Tuesday 18th August, 12 awards were given during a black-tie event with Axis handing out the award for 'Best Short Film' which went to the UK Film ‘Powerless’ – accepted by Director Nicole Pott.

The winners were:

Best Director – Nikola Bozadjiev – Shibil (Bulgaria)

Best Actor – Colin James O’Gorman – Eugene Vs Humanity ( USA )

Best Actress – Saara Runtti – Marras ( Finland )

Best Supporting Actor – Victor Von Schirach – The Duckpond (Sweden)

Best Supporting Actress – Georgie Flores – Cactus Boy (USA)

Best Score – Shibil (Bulgaria)

Best Short Film – Powerless (UK)

Best Cinematography – Marras ( Finland )

Best Local Film – Farside (UK)

Best Screenplay – I’m Listening (Finland)

Best Documentary – High Flying Jade (Vietnam)

Best Feature Film – Shibil (Bulgaria)

Jury Prizes – Choker (UK) / Paper House (China) / Seconds Out (UK) / Anne ( USA ) / Parka (USA)

The Romford Film Festival is now open for its fifth year, and will be showing five days of international, independent and ingenious film in May 2021.

To find out more information about The Romford Film Festival, please visit:

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