The Smiling Man Wins Best Editing Award at Diabolique International Film Festival


The Smiling Man was nominated for a total of 4 awards at the Diabolique International Film Festival (Best Cinematography, Best Short, Best Sound/Score), taking home the prize for Best Editing. While The Smiling Man walked away with the award, we have to acknowledge the fantastic shorts we were in competition with! We also would like to congratulate the other award winners.

I've always asserted that awards are not as important as the messages and emails we receive from people who have seen The Smiling Man, but I must confess that this award does bring me a lot of personal joy, as I spent quite a lot of time agonizing over the edit of The Smiling Man over many, many weeks in the early mornings and late evenings.

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