Jassa’s debut as a writer-director took top honours on Saturday night at the closing gala of The Short Cinema, Leicester International Short Film Festival.
Heart’s Ease fought off competition from numerous other shorts to win BEST FILM.
The event took place at Leicester’s Phoenix Cinema and was organised by BFI Talent Executive, Alexzandra Jackson.
“Heart’s Ease is an engaging and well told story with strong performances and a sensitively handled exploration of taboo.” - TSC Jury
In his acceptance speech Jassa paid tribute to Phoenix, noting the cinema’s role in his development as a cinephile growing up in Leicester.
“I used to go to Phoenix after school, I had one of those old hole punch membership cards, so to be here now and to be presenting this film and to have won this award, it feels massive, thank you to Alex, to the festival and to Phoenix, for being a part of my film history, and for now being a part of my present and my future. Thank you.”
Heart’s Ease is set to continue its festival run at Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival in September, followed by San Diego International Film Festival in October. Further festival dates are to be confirmed.
Follow Heart’s Ease on Twitter.
Follow Heart’s Ease on Facebook.