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It’s A Splendid Affair

It was a night for new faces at Wednesday’s Hellfire Short Film Festival. As well as our regular attendees we are delighted that several new faces turned up for an evening of celebration of international short films.

As is now becoming the norm we had nine incredible short films to screen including our first Iraqi submission. Also in the lineup was a comedy short film from Paris, and a mix of British and US entries.

The following short films were screened at the Hellfire Short Film Festival 6th Round:
(in screening order)

‘A Splendid Affair’ directed by Laurent Ardoint (Paris, France)
‘Pearl Island’ directed by Dana Karim (Salaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan)
‘American Zombies’ directed by Joe Bowes (Waukesha, WI, USA)
‘Bosatsu – Year of the Dragon’ directed by Siddarth Ahluwalia (San Francisco, CA, USA)
‘All In A Day’s Work’ directed by Andy Coughlan (Hythe, Kent, UK)
‘The King’ directed by Jehan Bokhari (London, UK)
‘Jack & Jill’ directed by Nicholas Hearst (London, UK)
‘Dress Rehearsal’ directed by Michael Boston (Burbank, CA, USA)
‘Multi Story’ directed by Kieran Chauhan (Leicester, UK)

After each short film was screened the audience voted on six categories, Director, Acting, Editing, Story/Script, Visuals and Soundtrack. Each category was to be given a score out of five with the totals added up to give the overall score out of 30.

And the winner, with the highest score ever received (26.8 out of 30) and going through to the Grand Final, is:

‘A SPLENDID AFFAIR’
by Laurent Ardoint (Paris, France)
Watch the trailer here:

Bande Annonce “Une Bonne Affaire” (Trailer “A splendid affair”) from Laurent Ardoint on Vimeo.

The runners up who both join our Wildcard table are:

‘PEARL ISLAND’ by Dana Karim (Salaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan) (24.8)
‘ALL IN A DAY’S WORK’ by Andy Coughlan (Hythe, Kent, UK) (23.6)

In a day of records ‘Pearl Island’ is also our highest scoring runner up and on any other night would have won the round but for the success of ‘A Splendid Affair’.

Congratulations to Laurent Ardoint and his cast and crew, we hope to see you at the Grand Final later this year (date TBA). And congratulations also go to Dana Karim and Andy Coughlan and their respective cast and crew.

NEXT UP:

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL
Hellfire Short Film Festival Round 7
As we enter our second year we will celebrate all that has been achieved and a look back at all the winners throughout the past twelve months. Please join us!

Wednesday, April 5 2017 @ 7pm
Lime Bar Cafe, 46 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JU