Best Actress – Emily Laing – “Valentine Jacobs” (UK)

Title: Valentine Jacobs
Runtime: 22 min
Country: UK
Director: Jason Julien-Connage
Placement: Award of Excellence + Best Actress (Emily Laing) + Best Cinematography (Claudio Cadman)
Competition: March 31, 2020

Synopsis: Set in the British summer of 1975, it tells the story of a young girl (Rose) desperate to escape from the boredom of life living with her police detective father (Marcus). She is charmed into running away with a trigger happy, young rebel without a cause (Val). Soon the race is on between the authorities and Marcus to capture the pair, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake in what was to become the country’s biggest manhunt.