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The 2012 Underwire Festival took place at the Ritzy in Brixton, run by Co-Directors Gemma Mitchell and Helen Jack, for four knockout days of screenings, sessions and networking showcasing the very best raw cinematic talents of women working across the industry.


XX Award Winner – Emma Dove for On Another Note
Best Director – Julia Pott for Belly
Best Screenwriter – Francesca Fowler for Pitfall
Best Producer – Rebecca Watkin for Fifty
Best Editor – Prano Bailey-Bond for Unravel
Best Cinematographer – Taina Galis for A Cullin Rising
Best Composer – Susan Stenger for Glitter and Storm
Best Sound Designer – Claudia Casasola & Victoria Prentice for Storm House
Best Actor – Isla Ure for Passengers
Best U-25 Talent – Director Lucy Luscombe for Candy Girl

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