The annual DAFTAS Comedy Awards have announced the winners of their spoof short film challenge.
This was the fourth year in a row that BAFTA-nominated movies have received the "spooftastic treatment they deserve" courtesy of teams of independent comedy creators entering the competition.
Filmmaker Hudson Hughes was the big winner this year, with his spoof of Tar - titled Tar: Beethoven't Fist - scooping seven of the awards. His success was followed by Artie Brennan and Adam McNicol whose spoofs of Elvis (Snowjob) and All Quiet On Western Front (All Quiet On The Weggstern Front) won three awards each.
The full results are:
Tar: Beethoven's Fist
Best Director: Hudson Hughes
Best Editing: Hudson Hughes
Best Cinematography: Hudson Hughes
Best Original Score: Robbie George
Best Female Actor: Eva Wallis as Lidia Tar
Best Writing: Artie Brennan
Best Male Actor: Artie Brennan as Colonel Tom Parker
All Quiet On The Weggstern Front
Best Poster Design (judged by Erica Bergsmeds)
Best Production Design: Juliya Skakhulova
You're Simply The Best: Adam McNicol
Ward commented: "The Daftas remind me of being 16, with my first camcorder, running around trying to persuade anyone and everyone to be in my D.I.Y spoofs. Hilarious, nostalgic and ridiculous."
Orlova says: "We've seen the 'production value' of films improve year on year. Truly unique and hilarious, they add to the rich tapestry of independent comedy created in the UK and beyond."
The shortlisted films, which also included Living Dead by Mark Haldor, Elvis by Bec Wallen, Banshees Of Bexley Heath by Benjamin Oxford and Horne by Will Stan and Josh Jean-Luc will be screened in London at Martinez Members Cocktail Lounge on 1st April (Tickets) and at the Brighton Fringe on 13th, 20th and 27th of May (Tickets).
Information for participation in next year's awards can be found on daftas.org