Take a couple of minutes to watch this powerful short film, shot by an amateur - which landed first place in the Nikon Film Festival
Some of the most important stories don’t need 90 minutes to tell, as Cécile Ragot proves with this, her short film Not A Pizza Order – which has just beaten out more than 550 others to take the Nikon Film Festival crown.
Entrants were asked to create a film of up to 140 seconds on the theme ‘Everyday Moments’. The contest, in its second year, is run in association with the Raindance Film Festival.
Director of the Oscar-winning documentary Amy, Asif Kapadia, who chaired the judging panel, said of Cécile’s entry: ‘I felt that Not A Pizza Order was an incredibly powerful short film. You think it’s a comedy film, but actually it’s a really serious piece of work about something very important.’
Cécile said the award will serve as ‘wonderful encouragement’ for her to continue making movies. As part of her prize, Cécile will be treated to an all-expenses-paid, one-week networking trip to the Cannes Film Festival in May, on top of a Nikon D810 DSLR.
Meanwhile, winner of the Best Narrative was Martin Taube from Sweden; the Technical Excellence award went to Pierre le Gall from France; and Tormi Torop from Estonia won the Best Student Entry category. Their prizes included Nikon D750 DSLRs.
You can check out the other winners here.