Six London born brothers and sisters recall memories of their dead father. â€˜POLISH YOUR SHOESâ€™ is a very personal film for director Sam Huntley, and tells the story of the Grandfather he never knew.
It was shortlisted at over 30 International Film Festivals, winning 9 awards:
â€˜Special Jury Prizeâ€™ / â€˜Mediawave Hungary 2005â€™, Gyor, Hungary
â€˜Raindance East Jury Award for Best Short Film 2005â€™, London
â€˜Time Out Film Criticâ€™s Award for Best London Film 2005â€™, London
â€˜Best International Short Filmâ€™ / â€˜49th Cork International Film Festival 2004â€™, Ireland
â€˜Best Experimental Short Filmâ€™ / â€˜Melbourne International Film Festival 2004â€™, Australia
â€˜Generations In Movement Awardâ€™ / â€˜9th Siena International Short Film Festival 2004â€™, Italy
â€˜Best Fictional Short Filmâ€™ / â€˜BBCâ€™s Night Of Many Stars 2004â€™, London
â€˜Judges First Prizeâ€™ / â€˜Big Issue Film Festival 2003â€™, London
â€˜Audience Awardâ€™ / â€˜Big Issue Film Festival 2003â€™, London
It was broadcast on numerous networks around the world and has also been acquired for the permanent archives at the BFI Southbank, London.