Shakespeare Shorts: The Winners
See who has fought off the competition to win acclaim in our short film festival
Selected from over 200 entries, the 2017 winners of our Shakespeare Shorts competition were:
Best film inspired by Shakespeare – Ophelia by Caterina Picone, Caterina’s film explores what happens when method acting takes over the actor.
Best interpretation of a passage from Shakespeare – Richard III by Mona Zaidi, Mona’s entry is a surreal adaptation of Richard III mixing film and animation
Best Shakespeare themed animation – Shakespearean Women Part 4 by Fin McMorran. One of a series of short witty commentaries on women in Shakespeare inspired by woodcuts of the time.
*Best local film maker – Ophelia by Savanna Spika, Savanna’s film is a hard hitting look at the struggles a modern day Ophelia might face.
Best young UK film maker - Et Tu by Emma Parkinson. Emma's entry explores the use and misuse of power and wins the chance to participate in Chanel 4’s Random Acts programme with our partner Rural Media.
All these films, plus a selection of highly commended films, were screened at the Shakespeare Film Festival at Shakespeare's New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon.
*Overall winner, as chosen by our Patron Sir Kenneth Branagh.