Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan to co-host 'Directors Finders Series' Awards Ceremony in Dublin

| July 10, 2009

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) will welcome the cream of Irish filmmaking talent to the Directors Finders Series Award Ceremony in the Morrison Hotel, Dublin, on 16th July. This event will be officially opened by the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Martin Cullen TD and will be co-hosted by Irish filmmakers Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan.

Ken Wardrop and his feature documentary His and Hers was announced as the winner of the Directors Finders Series, providing this acclaimed Irish filmmaker with the opportunity to showcase his feature at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in L.A. in August. Ken will be presented with his award at this ceremony at the Morrison Hotel. The showcase in L.A. will take place in front of an invited audience of American distributors, filmmakers, and key industry personnel, with the aim of securing a US distribution deal for the film.

Selected by an international panel of experts His and Hers is a beautifully observed and innovative documentary that combines observation and imagination to illustrate a universal love story. The film explores woman’s relationship with man by visiting moments from the lives of 70 female characters. Shot in the hallways, living rooms and kitchens of the Irish Midlands, the story moves sequentially from young to old to deliver a unique and touching insight into sharing life’s journey.

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