BUtiful is a film festival run by students at Bournemouth University. This initiative was born one year ago with the purpose of creating a structured organization within which students from different backgrounds could cooperate and work together. The fundamental idea behind it is to support and sustain young filmmakers, giving
them the chance to show their works at an international level. Besides, “international” is another key word of our festival: we receive submissions from all over the world and it is our desire to make this festival an opportunity for international contamination and to sustain artistic multiculturalism.
Following the festival profile 8 awards have been created to praise the stunning achievements that the new upcoming filmmakers have managed to produce in the form of their films.
The awards are divided into the following categories:
The Judge’s Choice on specialized awards is formed by people with an experience on films on a more technical side. They will focus on how well those films have been produced. Therefore the awards in this category are:
This award will be assigned to the best directed film in terms of visual-artistic choices, actors interpretation and organization.
This award wants to recognize the art of movie photography, with its technical challenges in order to achieve best visual results in order to support artistic and direction requirements.
This award evaluates narrative, originality and efficiency of scriptwriters, and their ability of telling stories to be visually represented on the screen.
The Judge’s Choice on industry awards is formed by people within the entertainment industry that will consider the best films according to their category. Therefore the awards in this category are:
This award is for the most accurate, analytical research on a specific topic. We want to highlight aspects of documentaries like objectivity and impartiality, quality of research, the value of the topic undertaken.
Award because of the themes faced and emotions with elements like conflict and choice.
We want to reward the creativity and technique of animated short films; the story delivered, the technical challenges the different animation methods imply, the visual impact and interpretation of reality or fantasy.
Finally, the Audience Choice will allow the audience to choose the film they consider the best. For a festival such as the BUtiful, run by students that excel in their field and that focus on the young talent of international filmmakers, it is important to give to the audience the chance to express their opinion. Therefore the awards in this category are:
This award celebrates creativity in its deepest meaning. Talent, innovation, originality and technical challenge are the elements that make this award.
The BUtiful Award is the final of the awards handed and it represents the film that most of all had a strong impact on the audience and was able to significantly entertain, inspire or instruct the audience. We consider it a festival special prize.