DAFTA winners 2016On Sunday 19th June more than 80 people came along to Hallhill to walk the DAFTAs red carpet, watch the shortlisted films and vote for their favourites.

We had some brilliant entries this year with surreal Lego stop motion animations, fashion advice for soft toys, a peek inside the mind of a sleeping dog, an eye opening film about Finland, charming puppetry about sea shore litter, a great documentary raising awareness of the recent Ecuador earthquake  and finishing up with an illustrated version of Donald Where’s yer Troosers?

Thank you to everyone who entered for the huge amount of work and creativity that went into making these films.  You can see them all here on the DAFTAS 2016 Vimeo Channel.

This year films were judged in 4 categories:  Under 12s Fiction, Over 16s, Documentary (all ages) and Collaborations – where an adult has played a significant role in creating the film.

And the winners were…

Under 12s

Dream on Doggie by Ellen Stewart and Ruaridh Page.  Another crowd pleaser from the multi award winning team of Stewart and Page: Maddy the greyhound’s dream where animals talk like humans and even Maddy herself make a bizarre appearance.   Watch it here.

Documentary (all ages)

Dunbar and the Ecuador Earthquake by Anushka and Orla  Demer.     A very accomplished documentary about the effort in Dunbar to raise money for the Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund.  Watch it here.

16 and over

Finland  by Michael Purves.  A film with a really professional feel to it that captures a fun filled holiday to the lakeland area of Finland.   Watch it here.


Donald Where’s Yer Troosers? By P6C Dunbar Primary School and Susan Mowatt produced during the Artist in Residence Programme.  An illustrated version of the famous Any Stewart song.  Watch and sing along here!

All the winners were presented with DAFTA clapperboard trophies.