Juanita Wilson’s acclaimed Irish short film, The Door, picked up two of the most prestigious film awards last Saturday, The Gold Medal for Fiction at the Zinebi Film Festival in Bilbao, Spain and Best Irish Short Film at the Foyle Film Festival in Northern Ireland.
Writer/Director Juanita was delighted with the reaction to her film at Bilbao which receives thousands of entries from all around the world. Later that day, she also found out that her film had also won Best Irish Short at Foyle.
Recipients of these awards qualify for consideration in the Short Film category of the Annual Academy Awards and several previous winners at Foyle have gone on to win the Oscar® for Short Film such as Andrea Arnold’s Wasp, Martin McDonagh’s Six Shooter.
The Film was shot in Kiev and Pripyat in the Ukraine last January and was supported by the Irish Film Board’s/RTÉ’s Short Cuts Award.