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The Sandbar International Film Awards proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo andYouTube integration, and more. Click below to submit with FilmFreeway.

SUBMISSIONS FOR SIFA 7 OPENING SOON!!

As with all judging, the process can be tough and carried on personal taste, though with our band of judges that taste is very varied and fair! After some serious watching and judging, we eventually decide on our overall winners and runner-ups. Please see below for past SIFA Results... 

Congratulations to all our winners of the Sandbar International Film Festival... We had a great time watching all submissions and a hard time judging some amazing work. To the right is a full list of the winning films along with the runner-up titles. 

 

Please REMEMBER, the SIFA is an online based, judges only festival so you do not need to attend anything to support your film - saving you some cost also.

 

Please feel free to send us your posters for the winning films, and we can spruce up the website with them in the coming weeks.

 

Once again, congratulaions and thank you for supporting the SIFA and the independent film industry!

 

SIFA TEAM

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6th SIFA 2023 WINNERS

BEST SHORT FILM GOLD - TIED

BEST SHORT FILM SILVER - LAMBING

BEST SHORT FILM BRONZE - TALES OF TUNIVAR

BEST PERFORMANCE - AINE COLLIER (SHOWTIME)

NOMINATED:

FINTAN McHUGH (MY OLD LOVE)

JIMMY KAVANAGH (HIPPOCAMPUS HIPPOCAMPUS)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - THE LAST DAYS OF MY HOUSE

NOMINATED:

CAR SICK

THEY CALL ME BRIDGET

BEST ANIMATION - CANDLELIGHT

NOMINATED:

DANCE, YOU ARE ALIVE

GOLDEN TIES

BEST DOCUMENTARY - THE HOW OF COLLAGE

NOMINATED:

THE ANNE BONNY TALE

STAUNCHLY IRISH

BEST LGBT FILM - MAKING WAVES

MOST INSPIRATIONAL FILM - PLANET OCEAN BLUES

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

MISSING YOU, THE BURNING AT BALLYMANNY,

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT, WHAT NOW?, AGAPE, BARRY VS THE BINMAN, I WILL STAY WITH YOU UNTIL MORNING, KHORA, and COCAINE OVERKILL

5th SIFA 2021 WINNERS

BEST SHORT FILM GOLD - THE TIME OF OTHERS

BEST SHORT FILM SILVER - GOODBYE OLYMPICS

BEST SHORT FILM BRONZE - ANNA

BEST PERFORMANCE - SOHEIL KRAMYAR (MADATORY)

NOMINATED:

SANAZ MEZBAH (HODA'S HOUSE)

MOSA KAMBUL (WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - THE TIME OF OTHERS

NOMINATED:

BREEZE IN THE BLUE OLIVE LEAVES

HERMIT

BEST ANIMATION - THE BOY & THE MOUNTAIN

NOMINATED:

SOUTH DUBLIN EPIC

TRAVEL BUD

BEST DOCUMENTARY - HEART OF CAMDEN

NOMINATED:

DEVIL IN A LAWYERS SUIT

BELLE ILE IN ACADIE

BEST LGBT FILM - NEW FLESH FOT THE OLD CEREMONY

NOMINATED:

FUNERAL QUEEN

JESSE JAMES

MOST INSPIRATIONAL FILM - BEHIND MURMURING

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

FLASH_THUNDER 93, PAST CONTINUOUS, BLEEDING OUT,

BODIES, DEDICATED TO TERHAN, TODAY IS FRIDAY, COCOON, PASS, and THE HEAVY SHADOW OF THE CROW

 

4th SIFA 2020 WINNERS

BEST SHORT FILM GOLD - HERMA

BEST SHORT FILM SILVER - RED

BEST SHORT FILM BRONZE - PIRABOK

BEST PERFORMANCE - SOHAN PAGUE (NOT THAT KIND OF GUY)

NOMINATED:

GRAHAM EARLEY (THREE BROTHERS TWO)

BELLA VICK (LULLABY)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - HERMA

NOMINATED:

THREE BROTHERS TWO

PIRABOK

BEST ANIMATION - MY TAGALONG

NOMINATED:

TEST FLIGHT

FOREST

BEST DOCUMENTARY - THE MOUNTAIN KEG

NOMINATED:

FINISH LINE

THE KHE SAN PEACE GARDEN

BEST LGBT FILM - NOT THAT KIND OF GUY

NOMINATED:

OUTLINES OF LOVE

EKAI

MOST INSPIRATIONAL FILM - CHOKER

NOMINATED:

I AM EVA

OUTLINES OF LOVE

 

3rd SIFA 2017 WINNERS

BEST SHORT FILM - EXPRESS DELIVERY

BEST PERFORMANCE - DAYA ANANIAS (REDEMPTION)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - FILS

BEST SCREENPLAY - DECOROSA

BEST ACTION SCENES - EXPRESS DELIVERY

BEST DIRECTOR - HIDDEN EXTRAS

BEST LGTB FILM - A TALE WITH JESUS AND CHRIS

2nd SIFA 2016 WINNERS

BEST SHORT FILM - GORILLA

BEST PERFORMANCE - FLEUR MONHAROUL (DONT COME BACK FROM PARADISE)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - DONT COME BACK FROM PARADISE

BEST SCREENPLAY - SPLIT COSTS

BEST ACTION SCENES - FORCE & HONNEUR

BEST ANIMATION - AGRINOUI

BEST DIRECTOR -  MAKSIM NOGINOV for THE CYCLE

BEST LGTB FILM - DAWN

BEST DOCUMENTARY - AFTER AUSCHWITZ

1st SIFA 2016 WINNERS

 

BEST SHORT FILM - CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR

 

BEST PERFORMANCE - MARK HAMPTON (TOWN VS GOWN)

 

BEST SFX - CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR

 

BEST SCREENPLAY - JEWISH BLIND DATE

 

BEST ACTION SCENES - KUNG FU REDEMPTION

 

BEST ANIMATION - NOCTURNAL BUTTERFLY

 

BEST LGTB FILM - TRUE COLOURS

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