The organisers of the Rushes Soho Shorts have announced the eight winners of this year’s film competition.

56 judges selected the winning films from the 140 pieces of work in the competition.

The winners are:

  • NEWCOMER: Tight Jeans

Directed by Destiny Ekaragha, Pollibee Pictures (UK)

  • SHORT FILM:  Washdays

Directed by Simon Neal, Deeply Vale Productions (UK)

  • LONG FORM: Romans 12:20

Directed by The Shammasian Brothers (UK)

  • INTERNATIONAL: Charlie Thistle

Directed by Bragi Schut, Gallantyne Pictures (USA)

  • DOCUMENTARY: Avatar Days

Directed by Gavin Kelly, Piranha Bar (Ireland)

  • ANIMATION: This Way Up 

Directed by Smith & Foulkes, Nexus (UK)

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Prodigy: Warrior Dance

Directed by Corin Hardy, Academy Films (UK)

  • BROADCAST DESIGN: BBC ‘Journey To The East’ 

Directed by Jamie Hewlett & Pete Candeland, Passion Pictures (UK)

The Awards were hosted by Terry Christian and presented by Sadie Frost, Nick Moran, Don Boyd, Andy Morahan, Scott Capurro, Ian Waite, Craig Conway and Emily Beecham at London cinema, Curzon Soho last night (30 July 2009)