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AWARD WINNERS 2019

The 3rd Ramsgate IFTVFest celebrated films and artists from around the world over four days of screenings, talks, discussion panel and poster exhibition held in five different locations across Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

The winners were announced at the closing night Gala at the Granville Cinema.

ANCHOR FOR BEST FILM:
AHMAD MARYAM directed by Saleh Jamal Eddin

SPECIAL BRENDA BLETHYN PRIZE:
I’D LIKE TO BE ALONE NOW  by Jon Dabah

BEST DIRECTOR:
WUNDERLUS directed by Johan Cronje

BEST ACTOR:
Ahmad Al Harfi in AHMAD MARYAM

SPECIAL MENTION FOR ACTOR’S PERFORMANCE:
Jack McGee in I’D LIKE TO BE ALONE NOW

BEST ACTRESS:
Mila Guy in WUNDERLUS

SPECIAL MENTION FOR ACTRESS’ PERFORMANCE:
Hoda Alhallak in AHMAD MARYAM

BEST SCREENPLAY:
Jon Dabah for I’D LIKE TO BE ALONE NOW

SPECIAL MENTION FOR SCREENPLAY:
Renji Philip for THE WAKE OF LIGHT

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY:
BOX FOR LIFE directed by Uri Borreda

BEST SHORT FILM:
BOXED directed by Wanjiru Njendu

SPECIAL MENTION FOR SHORT FILM:
SPARKS directed by Robert Benjamin

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY:
WE WERE THAMESMEAD directed by Lucia Tambini

BEST WEB SERIES / TV PILOT:
THE BLOCK directed by David Blair

BEST LOCAL FILM:
BAD MOTHER directed by Nicola Stuart-Hill

BEST MUSIC VIDEO:
LOVE, SEX, DEATH by AKX directed by Konrad Aksinowicz

BEST SOUNDTRACK:
THE VERY LAST DAY directed by Cédric Jouarie

DIVERSITY AWARD:
WE ARE NOT PRINCESSES directed by Bridgette Auger and Itab Azzam

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"We were very happy about the festival experience although Susan Kucera and Jeff Bridges could not attend.
thank you for everything." Bruno Chatelin, Festival Agent - France/USA 2019

Excellent festival in a scenic and interesting setting. Director and staff were very helpful and communicative throughout. A variety of venues made the experience accessible and a very sociable experience - an event that truly supports film makers. Mark Valley, Actor/Director - USA 2019

"Excellent communication and really very friendly and helpful. Exciting festival over a number of days with large selection of categories. Clearly committed to independent filmmaking. Beautiful location. Highly recommended Break a leg guys, keep up the great work " Vincenzo Maynooth - Ireland 2018

 

"We are very proud to be a small part of this RAMSGATE FILM & TV FESTIVAL and we regret very very much, we couldn t be personally there. That s should be great power! whats a pity.... suddenly we've seen so many awards for our story Touch of an Angel! We are proud and grateful !Our all team and mainly hero Henry Schoenker thanks you very much! I am sending this message about Ramsgate Festival everywhere. We wish you good luck by the next editions with money and appreciation. Warmestly from Warsaw" Marek Pawlowski, Director and Malgorzata Walczak, Producer - Poland 2018

"A gem of a festival in picturesque Ramsgate UK! Well organized. Met a wonderful world renowned actress. Great support from the local film society. I can't recommend this festival enough. Submit!"  Stephen Brooks, Director - USA 2017

"A fantastic festival. It had it all. Great venues, talks, films and networking. It was very friendly and inclusive. The organisation was great and audiences turned up even through horrendous weather. Highly recommended." Mark A. C. Brown, Director - UK 2018

"Despite it being their first year, the Ramsgate festival was very organized and professional in all their interactions with me from the very first email. They were a delight to work with. I attended the festival based on who they brought in as jurors and special guests, and was not disappointed. Thrilled to have been a part of it. Beautiful projection; engaged audiences; wonderful support from the community.  A gem! Not to be missed. " Marie Ullrich, Director - USA 2017

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