fisheye film festival 2023

Preview : Best of Fisheye Film Festival - Award Winners 2020

Expired April 14, 2023 10:59 PM
Already unlocked? for access

As an appetiser ahead of the 2023 film festival, we are offering the chance to sample a range of Award winning short films from our 2020 programme.

We hope you enjoy the films and will then be tempted to browse our 2023 catalogue to see the latest films and talent from across the UK and around the world.

The Pink and the Green


In the Hut of Mr van den Brink

Panic Attack!

The Clock Strikes One

Bus Stop

Color Work

The German King


TITLE: The Pink or the Green

DIRECTOR: Julien Chavaillaz

COUNTRY: Switzerland

RUN TIME: 14m54s

AWARDS IN 2020: Best Sound Design

Baptiste, a lonely outsider, is in love with Mina, the girl from the sex hotline. One day, Baptiste gathers his courage and succeeds in convincing the young woman to accept a rendez-vous at a café in town...

TITLE: 2.3 x 2.6 x 3.2

DIRECTOR: Jiaqi Wang


RUN TIME: 3m47s

AWARDS IN 2020: Best Short Documentary

Kareau is a wooden figure from the Nicobar Islands. It was set up, put outside a sick person’s house to scare and drive away from the bad spirits thought to be causing the disease.

TITLE: In the Hut of Mr Van den Brink

DIRECTOR: Björn Renner

COUNTRY: Germany


AWARDS IN 2020: Best Screenplay; Best Hair & Makeup Design; Best Actor; Best Director

In this modern fairy tale the two small-time crooks Heiko and Marcello end up in the hut of Mr. van den Brink. Having fled the police they hide in a garden house but then wake up with their hands and feet bound. From now on the owner of their hiding place, Mr. van den Brink, is calling the shots.

TITLE: Panic Attack!

DIRECTOR: Eileen O’Meara



AWARDS IN 2020: Best Micro-Short

Do you ever wonder "did I leave the coffee on?" or "am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

TITLE: The Clock Strikes One

DIRECTOR: Fabian Gruber

COUNTRY: Germany

RUN TIME: 13m39s

AWARDS IN 2020: Best Editing; Best Cinematography; Best Short Film of the Festival

1954, End of the First Indo-China War - based on a play by Carl Zuckmayer, the film "The clock strikes one" tells the story of a father who is allowed to pay a last visit to his death-condemned son in his cell at a detention center in France.

TITLE: Bus Stop

DIRECTOR: Vanessa Bailey


RUN TIME: 9m27s

AWARDS IN 2020: Best British Short Film

Two very different people find themselves waiting together at a bus stop, late at night. Reluctantly forced into conversation by circumstance Rachel and Liam embark on a journey neither of them could have foreseen.

TITLE: Color Work

DIRECTOR: Marina Nasekina & Andrey Klementyev


RUN TIME: 6m1s

AWARDS IN 2020: Best Filmmaker Aged Under 22

A young couple enjoying each other on a regular evening. Suddenly, a car pulls up to their house. Sharp tramp of heavy shoes promises trouble. Four gangsters appear, carry the apartment and kill the hero with a wrench. Will these events break a girl who has lost love or make her stronger? The main question that arises at the end of the picture.

TITLE: The German King

DIRECTOR: Adetokumboh M’Cormack



AWARDS IN 2020: Best Production Design

Set in 1914 at the start of World War I, The German King is the unbelievable true story of King Rudolf Douala Manga Bell; a German raised African prince who becomes king after his father’s death. Upon returning home to Cameroon, he sees his people subjugated and enslaved under Kaiser Wilhelmʼs II oppressive colonial rule. He realizes the only way to put an end to his peopleʼs suffering, is to lead a rebellion against the man he once considered his brother.