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Cubs Claims Top Prize at Rushes Soho

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, which showcases the work of some of the U.K.s most talented young filmmakers, has announced its winner. The winners are

The Ascent Media Short Film AwardWinner CUBS Director: Tom Harper @ Free Range Films

Runners up: HIBERNATION Director: John Williams @ Sound Films THIS IS ME Director: Sam Arthur @ Academy

The Vue Animation AwardWinner RABBIT Director: Run Wrake @ Sclah Films

Runners up: UNACCOMPANIED LADY Director: Kevin Baldwin @ Chicken Prods. ASTRONAUTS Director: Matthew Walker @ Thing The Arri/Arri Media Newcomer AwardWinner GOODBYE MR SNUGGLES Director: Jonathan Hopkins @ Between The Eyes

Runners up: THE TECHNICAL HITCH Director: Jonathan Dunleavy @ Screen East TEN THOUSAND PICTURES OF YOU Director: Robin King @ Stand Alone Films Ltd. The Sony Music Video AwardWinner The White Stripes The Denial Twist Director: Michel Gondry @ Partizan

Runners up: Beck Girl Director: Motion Theory @ Rokkit Ltd. Gorillaz El Manana Directors: Pete Candeland and Jamie Hewlett @ Passion Pictures

The Adobe Title Sequences & Idents AwardWinner Come Home To The Simpsons Director: Chris Palmer @ Gorgeous

Runners up: Motorola Directors: Smith & Foulkes @ Nexus Productions CMT Music Directors: EYEBALLNYC @ EYEBALLNYC

Awards were presented on Aug. 3, 2006, at the Festival Awards night held at one of Londons hottest venues, The CC Club in Piccadilly. This years spokesperson is one of Britains best-loved actors, Bill Nighy, whose credits include THE CONSTANT GARDENER, ENDURING LOVE and most notably his hilarious performance as the un-cool-aging-rocker-Dad in LOVE ACTUALLY.

For more information, visit www.rushes.co.uk.

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