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CHARLOTTE WELLS Archives - New Machine


BIFA Announces the Long List Nominees for 2017 Best British Short Film

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) have announced the long list of nominees for the 2017 Best British Short Film. 12 films have made it in the 2017 lineup, including: 1745 (dir. Gordon Napier) Blue Christmas (dir. Charlotte Wells) Cracked Screen (dir. Trim Lamba) Diagnosis (dir. Eva Riley) Edith (dir. Christian Cooke) The Entertainer (dir. Jonathan Schey) Fish Story (dir. Charlie Lyne) La Madre Buena (dir….

Charlotte Well’s ‘Laps’ Short Premieres on Vimeo

Laps, the SXSW award winning short from Scottish director Charlotte Wells, premiered on Vimeo this week. Charlotte’s film, about a women who is sexually assaulted on a crowded New York Subway, won the jury prize at both Sundance and SXSW this year.  She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch school and has produced a variety of projects including shorts, music videos, and a critically acclaimed…

Meet the New Directors Awarded at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival

Founded in 1987, Austin’s SXSW Film Festival has become a lucrative launchpad for new and emerging filmmakers, particularly those who have sought the independent path. This year’s festival, which ran March 9-18, is of course part of the larger SXSW convention that sees both a music and technology portion in addition to film. Far from the industry spotlight of Los Angeles and New York, SXSW’s…

Two Female Directors Lead List of Major 2017 Sundance Short Film Award Winners

Two female directors have scored two of the three major short film prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  Anu Valia won the Jury Award for U.S Fiction for Lucia, Before and After. Francisca Alegría picked up the international equivalent award for her short And The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow’s Eye. The main Grand Jury Prize was won by Japanese newcomer Makoto Nagahisa…

25 Narrative Short Filmmakers to Watch at Sundance 2017

It is generally understood that shorts are the promise of what is to come, providing a glimpse of an emerging filmmaker’s potential as they establish a career for themselves. In its nearly 40-year history, the Sundance Film Festival has introduced many a filmmaker to the world, and this year is no exception. With compelling narratives that reflect the current times, such as the Syrian refugee…