Award of Merit – “Duchess” (UK)

Title: Duchess
Runtime: 11 min
Country: UK
Director: Keir Siewert
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: December, 2018

Synopsis: Duchess, a female Mixed Martial Arts fighter, becomes fed up with the obnoxious behaviour of Trojan, a fighter at her gym, and challenges him to settle everything in the cage. However, as a literal battle of the sexes unfolds, both her and Trojan get more than they bargained for, as it turns out it’s not as simple as leaving it on the mat.