On Friday 14th September a panel of judges met with twelve filmmakers, some from the Isle of Man and others from the UK and Ireland. After a tremendously difficult decision process the winners of the competition were announced at the Isle of Man Film Festival awards ceremony held at the Broadway Cinema, Douglas on Sunday 13th September.
On offer was potential match funding of up to £7,500 per project for the best short film ideas and packages. The winning filmmakers for the awarding round 2015/2016 are:
- Jean (Dir: Sonya Quayle) (DOP: John Craine)
- Touchpaper (Dir: Patrick Hopkins) (Prod: Joel Stokes)
- No Man is an Island (Dir: Lance Nielsen) (Prod: Nicola Gregory)
- The Last Confession of Illiam Dhone (Dir: Jim Hampton) (Prod: Ady Hall)
Isle of Man Film’s short film funding scheme is delivered in partnership with Mannin Shorts, a short film training scheme. with the aim of developing local talent and emerging filmmakers, along with developing industry links between the Island and its neighbouring countries.