And so Underwire 2012 has come to a close. As with previous years, the festival was all about championing the belief that women in the British film industry need greater support and a platform for their work.
A move away from the Shortwave Cinema saw this year’s festival take place – to great success – at the Ritzy, in Brixton, and over five nights there, we saw networking events, comedy, scientific discussion, and lots and lots of short films. So, massive congratulations to all of this year’s winners, in the following categories…
Directing – Belly – Julia Pott
Composing – Glitter and Storm – Susan Stenger
Editing – Unraveled – Prano Bailey Bond
Cinematography – A Cuillin Rising – Taina Galis
XX – On Another Note – Emma Dove
Producing – Fifty – Rebecca Watkins
Screenwriting – Pitfall – Francesca Fowler
Sound Design – Storm House – Claudia Casasola & Victoria Prentice
Acting – Passengers – Isla Ure
We’ll be looking out for all of these talents in the future. In the meantime, there’s still a ton of information over at www.underwirefestival.com, so for a deeper insight into all of the winning films, and more, that should be your destination.
Congratulations, too, to the hardworking festival team – Helen, Gemma, Chloe, Paige and Katie, among others – and see you all next year!