Mike’s work has received a number of accolades, including being represented by the British High Commission when awarded Malta’s Golden Knight. Browse the map and expand the accordion menus below to find out more.

 

Awards

'SICK' (35mm, 2007) 26 Awards & Nominations

20 AWARDS

  • GOLD AWARD, 41st Houston International Film Festival (USA)
  • THE GOLDEN KNIGHT, Malta International Short Film Festival (Malta)
  • BEST SHORT FILM, AsterFest 2008 (Macedonia)
  • HONOURABLE MENTION, The Accolade Film Awards (USA)
  • 1ST PLACE: BEST INDEPENDENT FILM and 1ST PLACE: BEST SCENARIO, 39th Canadian International Annual Film Festival (Canada)
  • BEST EDITING, San Francisco Short Film Festival (USA)
  • SPECIAL MENTION, Short Cuts Film Festival (UK)
  • BEST ACTOR, Festival de Cine de Granada (Spain)
  • INTEGRAL REALISATION, Barcelona Cinema Festival (Spain)
  • BEST DIRECTING, Bruxelles Cinema Festival (Belgium)
  • BEST SHORT FILM, Chicago Short Film Festival (USA)
  • SCRIPT, Golden Gate Fiction & Documentary Festival (USA)
  • GOLD KAHUNA Award for Excellence in Filmmaking,
    Honolulu International Film Festival (USA)
  • GRAND GOLDIE FILM AWARD, Goldie Film Awards (USA)
  • BEST STUDENT NARRATIVE and AUDIENCE AWARD,
    FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood (USA)
  • BEST ACTRESS, New York Short Film Festival (USA)
  • BEST DRAMA, The Indie Short Film Competition (USA)
  • SHOESTRING TROPHY for Best Filmmaking,
    51st Rochester International Film Festival (USA)

‘SICK’ (35mm, 2007)

Mike wrote and Directed this multi-award winning short, supported by Film London, and The UK Film Council through Screen South.
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    6 NOMINATIONS

  • Best International Short, Rome Independent Film Festival (Italy)
  • Best International Short, Shadowline Salerno Film Festival (Italy)
  • Best International Short, Salento International Film Festival (Italy)
  • Best International Short, Waterford Film Festival (Ireland)
  • Best International Short, Reggio Short Film Competition (Italy)
  • Best Scriptwriting, Grand Off European Film Awards (Poland)
  • Best Supporting Actress, International Filmmaker Festival (UK)

Testimonials

'SICK' (35mm, 2007)

“Our judges were overwhelmed by the subtlety of your approach to this complex father-daughter relationship, and by your nuanced and creative approach to time. Simple gestures and expressions convey so much in your film!”

Jeff JankeReno Film Festival

“…exceptional filmmaking …”

Montclair International Film Festival

‘SICK’ (35mm, 2007)

Mike wrote and Directed this multi-award winning short, supported by Film London, and The UK Film Council through Screen South.
View project

“Breaks the silence on key mental health issue”

Sara GainesThe Guardian

“The mark of a real talent in the field of creativity”

Shadowline Salerno Film Festival

“Sick is a nonlinear but very powerful discussion of the multi-generational affects of depression”

Washington DC ShortsDC Shorts Blog

“The British High Commission congratulates the production team on this fantastic achievement”

Jennifer WongBritish High Commission Malta

“It is a compelling and moving work that will resonate with its audiences”

Mike CobbSamaritans

“A subtle yet forceful story sensitively portrayed. Film London is proud to have funded this project”

Michelle JenkinsFilm London

“Carefully crafted to increase dramatic tension … It’s a film that will be admired by those who love solid character development”

Thomas BakerThe Accolade

“A thought provoking film deserving of a wide International audience”

Miranda RobinsonScreen South

“The judging panel had no doubt when awarding ‘SICK’ the Golden Knight … A fitting winner in this the top class of the festival”

Vincent Lungaro-MifsudGolden Knight Malta International Short Film Festival

“Congratulations to Mike Rymer and his team for making such a well produced short film that engages the viewer on a difficult subject”

Jack AdamWandsworth Film Office

“Visually beautiful”

Critique CommitteeRochester International Film Festival

“The judges were unanimously impressed and touched by the story”

Darren CliffShort Cuts Film Festival