DAFTAS 2021 winners announced

DAFTAS 2021. Johan Ostereng

The winners of the 2021 DAFTAS Awards have been revealed. The competition sees creative teams filming spoofs of BAFTA-nominated movies.

This year's competition saw fourteen DAFTAS teams working on spoofs, all adhering to the strict rules that filming must be completed in two days and on a shoestring budget of £200.

The following awards were handed out:

You're Simply The Best: Camel With Horses led by Rosie Wilson

Best Poster: Nordmannland led by Line Nathalie Ronning

Best Make Up: Nordmannland led by Line Nathalie Ronning

Best Costume Design: The Trial of The Marvel(Lous 7)

Best Original Score: NoGoLand OST by Jonathan Copper

Best Writing: The Awkward Silence's Extraordinary Rendition of The Mauritanian led by Ralph Jones

Best Editing: The Mancunian led by Sally Cancello

Best Cinematography: The Mancunian led by Sally Cancello

Best Female Actor: Lizzie Daykin in NoParkingLand

Best Male Actor: Ralph Jones and Vyvyan Almond in The Awkward Silence's Extraordinary Rendition of The Mauritanian

Best Spoof: NoParkingLand lead by Reuben Williams

Judges included actress Karen Bryson, composer and director Tom Lawes, producer Gina Lyons, Comedy Crowd co-founder Peter Wright, film critic Damon Smith and comedian Michelle De Swarte.

Karen Bryson said: "There is no stopping creatives. And these past fifteen months have proven that we don't really save lives but we kind of do. Because without a book, a CD, something to watch, these times would have been so much harder."

Tamara Orlova, the founder of the awards also took to the stage to encourage comedians to create more comedy. "With four absolutely different spoofs on Nomadland, and two different takes to The Mauritanian, it goes to show how different we all are. The diversity of our experiences seeps through into your work making it absolutely unique. To me it tells that while there is always a competition, there is always place for more comedy."

The entries can be viewed via the website shortly.film

Participants registration for the DAFTAS 2022 opens in November 2021.

Published: Tuesday 1st June 2021
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