One street, one shot, one long and hilarious voice over. Attempting to direct life itself, St Andrews was transformed into Cheshire and everyday people were transformed into actors by a megalomaniac director. Ollie Carr, Jenna Al Ansari, Emily Allen and Inez Gordon's fantastically funny movie swept up the judges in its high concept but simplistic approach to film making. Let's hope they do it again soon.
Category: Indie Joint Winner #1: Lords of Poshtown
Dylan James and crew took to the streets of St Andrews mounted on their longboards to tear a new line through the city. However, particular to this historic city, they spread a little taste on the classic 'Lords of Dogtown' documentary. Donning tweeds and pipes, swilling port from teacups, this new yet old generation of Skate-yahhs are a force to be reckoned with.
Category: Indie Joint Winner #2: Tessa
Alex Budman's wonderful account of her friend Tessa whose life has taken her from from Tobago to St Andrews via the rest of the world. Shot half as a cooking show, half as an acute account of personal life, Alex's mature use of a varied depth and range of shots cemented the professional look of her film.
Category: Blockbuster Winner: Sunder
Also the winner of the Audience Choice Award, Maia Krall Fry's breathtakingly professional film was sheer audiovisual poetry. Recounting through a haunting monologue and abstract visuals of varied times and spaces the breakdown of a relationship, Maia used the beautiful scenery of St Andrews to its full advantage giving added poignancy to this instantly stunning film.
Film Blitz 2013 Celebrating 600 years of creativity in St Andrews.