Sarah Clift wins WFTV & A+E’s Lifetime Shorts Competition
Sarah Clift is the overall winner of the Lifetime Shorts Competition for UK women filmmakers, as announced at the winners’ event at London’s Curzon Soho (22 Nov).
Clift’s film, La Madre Buena (The Good Mother), which tells of a Mexican woman’s quest to find a Donald Trump piñata for her son’s birthday party, was the unanimous choice of the judging panel.
Presenting the award and £10,000 prize money, judges Heather Jones, UK General Manager of A+E Networks, and actress and producer Michelle Collins praised Sarah for an “outstanding, quirky and very funny film”.
La Madre Buena was one of seven winning shorts chosen from 200 entries in the UK competition run in partnership with Women in Film & TV UK. The competition is part of Lifetime’s global Broad Focus initiative to celebrate and promote the work of women behind the camera.
- Adara Todd for Twiddly Things
- Charlotte Regan for Standby
- Lauren Morton for 3,217
- Megan K. Fox for GIRL
- Rosie Gaunt-Mathieson for Raymond
- Ruth Sewell for Countryphile
All seven films will now be broadcast on Lifetime (Sky 156, Virgin 208/209, BT 329, TalkTalk 329) at 10pm on 30 Nov, available to stream for free exclusively on Curzon Home Cinema from 23-29 Nov and showcased on lifetimetv.co.uk.