The Walthamstow International Film Festival 2019 Winners Announcement


Waltham Forest Bathing Flora Bradwell

Joint 1st Place

Flora Bradwell’s Animation “Waltham Forest Bath” and Japanese documentary maker Kazuya Ashizawa’s Documentary “My Theatre” take joint first place. `

While Waltham Forest Bath takes an anarchic look at modern life and the proximity of nature on our doorstep



My Theatre Kazuyo Ashizawa


Joint 1st Place

The multi-layered documentary story, My Theatre tells the story of an elderly Japanese projectionist, keeping an old cinema alive to audiences old and new.





The Magical Portal Mission Grove School E17

 2nd Place

Waltham Forest young talent is represented in the Under 18s category and the judges were charmed and enthralled by the delightful “The Magical Portal”, in which the Mission Grove Primary School let their imaginations run wild and experimented with different styles of stop motion animation. Congratulations to Mr Darling and the creative team at the local school.




WOMXN by Gystere

Highly Commended,  runners up, category winners

Souvenir by Bakhtiar Khalili displaying a window into rural life in Kurdistan, Iran.

Gystere’s “WOMXN” was a “dark and lonely” experimental Drama with animation and a full bleak and cynical advertising break included.

The judges admired the film’s strong message and also congratulated the other two dramas in the category, all of which packed a powerful message and were beautifully shot. High commendations to the film Souvenir from Kurdistan, Iran with beautiful shots and performances from the lead actors.



Velocity Kent Tate Shortlisted and Category Winner Experimental



The Experimental section was also a varied section with special fx, animation and sleek editing. The judges selected Velocity as the clear winner in the category and congratulated Kent Tate on his imaginative, thought-provoking and philosophical work.



Shortlist 2019

Gravity by Martin Adams – Shortlisted Animation

The Greatest Briton? Steve Roberts Shortlisted Animation Category

Gravity By Martin Adams
The Greatest Briton By Steve Robert
Waltham Forest Bath By Flora Bradwell








The Prince of Greenwich Shortlisted Documentary

Special Delivery Robert Hackett

Special Delivery By Robert Hackett
The Souvenir By Bakhtiar Khalili
WOMXN By Gystere





My Theatre By Kazuya Ashizawa
The Prince Of Greenwich By Jamie Tahsin
The UK In 100 Seconds By Daniel Raven Ellison

Chronos by Oguzhan Kaya

Chronos By Oguzhan Kaya
F*D Up Point Blank By Shayna Connelly
Velocity By Kent Tate


F*d up Point Blank by Shayna Connelly


KRUMP by Jade Nash, Monoux College

Laurie Le Clerc, Holy Family Catholic School Shortlisted Under 18s

Under 18s
Her Dream By Laurie Leclerc At Holy Family Catholic School
The Magical Portal By Mission Grove School
KRUMP By Jade Nash At Monoux College