The 2016 fisheye film festival was where the festival really started to get serious. The first international film competition was launched and being free to enter, attracted well over 500 entries! We learned a great deal in 2016.

The awards panel, winners and festival team are all summarised below.

2016 awards panel

Phillip Bergson – Renowned film critic, BBC World Service Correspondent , Visiting Lecturer at Prague Film School, Casting Director
Peter Lee-Wright – Award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer; head of television at Goldsmiths, University of London (2005-14)
James McConnel – Award winning composer for more than 100 TV documentaries and dramas
Rune Temte – Norwegian stage and screen actor, best known for his work in BBC Two’s “The Kingdom

2016 award winners

BEST SHORT FILM (Fiction) – FRAGA

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM – MICROSCULPTURE

BEST YOUNG FILMMAKER – THE CANDY GIRL

BEST DIRECTOR (Fiction) – GORBATOV

BEST DIRECTOR (Documentary) – YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

BEST ACTOR – Wieslaw Cichy (FRAGA)

BEST ACTRESS – Agnès Croutelle (EASY REAPPEARANCE)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Fiction) – SPRINT TO THE PAST

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Documentary) – OBJECT

BEST USE OF SOUND (Fiction) – THE WHEEL

BEST USE OF SOUND (Documentary) – OBJECT

key organising team

fisheye film festival could not happen without the the team of volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to plan, organise and market events, then run the festival when it lands every October.

We would like to mention the following people for their valuable contribution to the 2016 festival:

Mariko Francombe
Simon Kearey

Greg Witek
Robert Digby

Barbara Muston
Jess Whiskin

Stan Erraught
Mark Singer

The 2016 festival also had help from the following people:

Paul Fields
Josh Hall
Jamie Terry
Rodney Willott

Joanna Dudderidge
Amin Choudry
Pawel Gminski

Alan McBlane
Richard Rowntree
Linda Mason

Fergus Chalmers
Dominique Henson
Gemma Claridge