Tuesday 11 November 2008

Recent Short Successes

Here's a list of Irish short films that have been garnering awards around the world recently:

  • Writer/director Brian Durnin's short film "Of Best Intentions" was selected by Liam Neeson for the top prize at the Kerry Film Festival last weekend.
  • "Frankie", written and directed by Darren Thornton, won a Special Jury Award at the Austen Film Festival for Ryan Andrew's performance as Frankie earlier this month.
  • The Oscailt short film, "Rolla Saor", directed by Cathal Watters and written by Brendan Griffin, picked up the Audience Award at the Santiago de Compostela Film Festival, Spain. The short also picked up the Audience Award at the Sapporo Short Film Festival in Japan earlier this year.
  • Paul Brady picked up the Best Short Subject Award (Hollywood Discovery Award) for his film "Janey Mary" at this year's prestigious Hollywood Film Festival. He adapted the short film from the short story by James Plunkett.
  • The Northern Irish short 'The Morse Collectors' won first prize in the Live Action Film or Video category — awarded by the Adult Jury — at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. It was written by Pól Mag Uidhir and directed by David Cooke.
  • 'The Battle of the Boyne' directed by Lee Cronin, won the Best International Historical Documentary at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.

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