The Man Who Stopped, a short film by writer-director Joseph Reaney, scooped top prize at the Direct Monthly Online Film Festival (DMOFF).
The festival shortlist, created by a diverse jury of industry specialists, was announced in September, and included everything from feature films and documentaries to music videos and web series. Awards were announced in early October, with The Man Who Stopped picking up the Best Film.
It's the fourth major award for The Man Who Stopped in 2017, following wins at Top Shorts, TMFF and East Coast Film Festival. The film has also been an official selection for a range of major upcoming film festivals, including the Crystal Palace International Film Festival, Manchester Animation Festival and the Winchester Short Film Festival.