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Colchester Film Festival review
TOUCHING, hilarious and downright bizarre - the first ever Colchester film festival was a silverscreen success.
Scores of short films from around the world greeted audiences throughout the three-day event starting on Friday.
Organisers, Steve Dorrington and Tristan Syrett, had cast their net - watching hours of short films online before agreeing on the line-up.
The result was a melting pot of styles that challenged viewers as much as it entertained.
Beautiful vignettes that made us laugh, cry, think or simply scratch our heads.
Festival winners: Screenplay and Director award: "82" by Calum MacDiarmid
Cinematography and Best Film award: "Close Friend" by Jose Mari Goenaga
48-hour Film Challenge winner: "Little Lake" by Lens
Look out for the full review in this week's Gazette.
Here were a few of my favourite entries:
All that Cats by Matyas Lanczinger:
Trailer for Head Over Heels by Timothy Reckart
Mixtape, by Luke Snellin