01/09/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin
The winner of the 2005 Delta Film Award for best amateur entry screened at the Festival of Fantastic Films in Manchester was the fantasy The Kingdom of Shadows, directed by British film-maker Ross Shepherd.
Also commended were: Feathers (dir. Sam Rogers, UK), Alexander (dir. Rafa Dengra, Spain), Inside (dir. Brian Philip Davis, UK).
The judges this year were publisher David Kerekes, film director Norman J Warren, author Mike Simpson and award administrator Steve Green.
The Delta is named for the 1960s film-making group whose other fan activities included organising the 1972 Eastercon. Two of its founder members, Harry Nadler and Tony Edwards, later helped set up the Society of Fantastic Films and its annual festival, now in its sixteenth year.
For information on the 2006 award, go to http://fantastic-films.com/festival/
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