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Unrestricted View Film Festival announces 2017 award winners

Jerome Morrow
Unrestricted View Film Festival announces 2017 award winners

The Unrestricted View Film Festival just announced their award winners for their exciting 2017 edition. The festival is run by filmmakers and celebrates the very best in indie and encourages all aspects of independent film making. This year's fantastic line-up included new work from established and fresh filmmaking talent. Highlights included Untitled by Chris Loizou, The Bench by Mary Mullan, Red by Branko Tomovic, Mile End by Graham Higgins, 6 Love Stories by Michael Dunaway, Search Engines by Russell Brown, Northern Lights by Nick Connor and many other fantastic gems.

Here is the list of this year's award nominees:

Best Feature

UNTITLED (A Film) - Award Winner

Mile End

Dead Certain

What Waits in the Red

Best Foreign Feature

Bookends - Award Winner

Search Engines

White Night

Public Intimacy

Best Short

Mia - Award Winner


Boris in the Forest

Ken & Carol Lose the Plot




Best Foreign Short



Wanton Boys

The Loudest Silence



Stone on Stone

Pollution of the Heart - Award Winner

Best Web Series

Mina Murray’s Journal



My America - Award Winner

Festival Director’s Choice

What Waits in the Red

Best Director

Chris Loizou (UNTITLED (A Film))

Luciana Canton (Public Intimacy)

Hendrick Faller (Dead Certain) - Award Winner

Graham Higgins (Mile End)


Best Director (Short Film)

Maria Martinez Bayona (Mia)

Connor O’Hare (Infinite) - Award Winner

Ben Hyland (Padlock)

Cat Davies (Connie)

Yolanda Roman (Bereavement)

Toa Stappard (Goalie)

Nicholas Jessup (The Boxer)

Best Actor

Mark Dymond (Untitled (a Film))

Alex Humes (Mile End)

Mark Arnold (Mile End) - Award Winner

Ross Partridge (6 Love Stories)

William Turner Roden (What Waits in the Red)

Best Actress

Kat Espaillat (Bookends)

Anya Korzun (Dead Certain) - Award Winner

Sara Jewell (Shopping Channels)

Katie Quinn (Northern Lights)

Vanessa Stevenson (What Waits in the Red)

Best Actress (Short Film)

Elisa Lasowski (Mia) - Award Winner

Kareemah Maphasa (Sheila)

Camilla Braaksma (Paradise)

Catrin Stewart (Connie)

Laura Lattimore (Head First)

Rhiannon Sommers (Yolk)

Best Actor (Short Film)

Valmike Rampersad (Padlock)

Kevin Kane (Uncle Silas)

Jack Noble (Found)

Nicholas Pinnock (Goalie)

Branko Tomovic (Red) - Award Winner

George MacKay (Infinite)

Best Score

A Hand With a Mind of it’s Own - Award Winner

White Night


The Bench

Best Cinematography

Padlock - Award Winner



Stone on Stone

Best Editing

Untitled (A Film) - Award Winner

Enter the Cowboy

The Loudest Silence


Best Screenplay

Untitled (A Film)

Mile End

The Wanton Boys

Red - Award Winner

Best Art Direction




Only Human - Award Winner

Best Make Up/Costume

Yolk - Award Winner



Pollution of the Heart 

Enter the Cowboy


Best Documentary

Tales from The Two Puddings - Award Winner

No Human Involved

Breaking Boundaries


Best Short Documentary

Black Dog (Jasper Valentine) - Award Winner

Flask Walk (Michael Stowe)

Every Ghost Has an Orchestra (Shayna Connelly)

You can find the complete program and award nominees & winners on their website:

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