The Irish short documentary Bye, Bye Now scooped the Audience Award at the AFI Silversdocs Festival which took place in Maryland, US last week from 21–27 June.
The documentary, which was co-directed and co-produced by Film Ireland Commissioning editor Ross Whittaker (Saviours) and Aideen O’Sullivan, follows the planned removal of a number of phoneboxes from around the country, evoking memories in the lives of the rural Irish communities.
Bye, Bye Now has already been successful in Ireland and on the international festival circuit since its première at the Corona Cork Film Festival last year. The film was produced by True Films and was financed through Reality Bites, the IFB short documentary scheme.
Silverdocs has screened over 100 films from over 50 countries, with an estimated 25,000 viewers in attendance.
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- September 24, 2012 ‘Bye Bye Now’ on RTÉ Two tonight
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- January 29, 2013 Irish Short Wins Best Comedy award at 2012 Vacaville International Film Festival
- January 29, 2013 ‘The Summit’ Win Caps off Successful Sundance
- January 23, 2013 7th Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival finds new home in Malin, Co. Donegal
- January 29, 2013 Call For: Freshly Squeezed International Student Short Film Festival open for online submissions
- January 25, 2013 Keith Potter Named as New IFB Project Manager
- January 22, 2013 Actors Killian Scott and Kelly Campbell launch programme for the 2013 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival