Award Winners 2018

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Each year Cambridge Film Festival presents three awards, based on the scores awarded to the films by our audience.

All UK premieres are in competition and the awards are decided by audience voting after the screenings at the Festival.

The Golden Punt Award goes to the Best Feature, The Silver Punt goes to the Best Documentary, and The Crystal Punt Award goes to the Best Short.


The 2018 winners are:


Golden Punt - Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda)

shoplifters golden punt award winner

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.


Silver Punt - Letter From Masanjia (Leon Lee)

letter from masanjia silver punt award winner

An Oregon woman finds an SOS message from a Chinese dissident in a package of Halloween decorations from Kmart, setting off a chain of events that would shut down the entire labor camp system in China and ignite the letter-writer’s dangerous quest to expose a deadly persecution. 


Crystal Punt - BOGDAN I RÓŻA (Milena Dutkowska)

bogdan i roza crystal punt award winner

Bogdan and Roza are in an old marriage. Their life is filled with silence and daily reciprocal malice.