Winners @ Galway Film Fleadh Announced

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On Sunday, 10th July 2016 the 28th Galway Film Fleadh came to a close, following another outstanding year of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions.

Peter Foot’s comedy The Young Offenders and Darren Thornton coming-of-age drama A Date for Mad Mary shared the Best Irish Feature award at this year’s festival.

Sanctuary won Best First Irish Feature. Len Collin’s debut feature , which closed this year’s Fleadh, tells the story of Larry and Sophie who are attracted to each other and, through a care worker Tom, they sneak away during a supervised cinema trip, to a hotel room.

Frankie Fenton’s It’s Not Yet Dark won the award for Best Irish Feature Documentary. Telling the story of Irish filmmaker and author Simon Fitzmaurice’s life with Motor Neuron Disease, It’s Not Yet Dark is narrated by Colin Farrell and is based on Fitzmaurice’s 2014 memoir of the same name.

Lily, produced by the students on the Filmbase Masters in Digital Feature Film Programme and written and directed by Graham Cantwell, wonThe Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama, which will see the film join the long-list for Oscar consideration early next year.

Lily is a girl with a secret, on the cusp of becoming a young woman. With her best friend, the fiercely loyal and flamboyant Simon, she navigates the treacherous waters of school life. When a misunderstanding with the beautiful and popular Violet leads to a vicious attack, Lily is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life.

 

LIST OF WINNERS: 

 

THE BEST FIRST SHORT ANIMATION AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH CARTOON SALOON

PRESENTED BY: KATE O’TOOLE

Joining Dots

Director Fiona Ryan

Producer IADT

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The Award for Best Animated Sequence in a Short Film

PRESENTED BY: STEVE WOODS

The Lost Letter

Director Kealan O’Rourke
Producer Brian Willis

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         THE DON QUIJOTE AWARD IS AWARDED FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM PRESENTED

          BY:  Joaquim Rouge Paret

Second to None

DIRECTOR: Vincent Gallagher
PRODUCER: DAMIAN FARRELL

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THE BEST FIRST SHORT DRAMA AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAZARS

PRESENTED BY: DERMOT NOLAN

Groundless

Director Eimear Callaghan

Producer Anthony McDonagh

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THE BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD PRESENTED BY KATE O TOOLE

Séan Hillen, Merging Views

Director Paddy Cahill

Producer Tal Green

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The Award for the One Minute Film Festival: Presented by Mary Deely

WINNER: Carolyn Wagner with SOMETHING BORROWED

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Oscar qualifying Categories:  Since 2011 the Fleadh has been recognised as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards. Recipients of the James Horgan Award for Best Animation and Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama will qualify for consideration.

THE JAMES HORGAN AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

PRESENTED BY:  Kate O’Toole

Second To None

Director Vincent Gallagher
Producer Damian Farrell

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THE TIERNAN McBRIDE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT DRAMA IN ASSOCIATION WITH NETWORK IRELAND TELEVISION

PRESENTED BY: DERRY O BRIEN

Lily

Director Graham Cantwell

Producers Sharon Cronin, Indah Pietersz, Emma Carlsson, Ciaran Byrne

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THE DONAL GILLIGAN AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT FILM IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE IRISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS (ISC)

PRESENTED BY:  CHARLOTTE SOMERS AND MICHAEL, JOE AND FINN GILLIGAN

WINNER

Wifey Redux

Cinematographer: Daniel Katz

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BEST INTERNATIONAL FIRST FEATURE PRESENTED

WINNER:  MOONDOGS

DIRECTOR PHILIP JOHN

PRODUCERS KATHY SPIERS, JACQUELINE KERRIN, DOMINIC WRIGHT AND SUZANNE REID

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BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

WINNER

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

DIRECTOR: TAIKA WAITITI

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BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

WINNER:  MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE

DIRECTOR: BOB HERCULES AND RITA COBURN WHACK

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BEST HUMAN RIGHTS FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESENTED by Maria Nevin

WINNER: The Wall

DIRECTOR: David Kinsella

PRODUCER: David Kinsella

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN AN IRISH FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH TEACH SOLAIS PRESENTED BY KATE O TOOLE

WINNER:

Kate McCullough for It’s Not Yet Dark

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THE BINGHAM RAY NEW TALENT AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAGNOLIA PICTURES PRESENTED BY KATE O TOOLE

THIS YEAR, THE FLEADH IS NOMINATING FIVE RISING STARS IN THE FIELDS OF PRODUCING, ACTING & DIRECTION, FOR THE NEW TALENT AWARD

 

THE NOMINEES ARE: Peter Foott (director, The Young Offenders), Seana Kerslake (actress, A Date for Mad Mary), Caoilfhionn Dunee (actress, In View), Tara Lee (actress, A Date for Mad Mary, Moon Dogs)

Winner: Seana Kerslake

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BEST IRISH FEATURE DOCUMENTARY IN ASSOCIATION WITH:

THE INSURANCE SHOP & CHUBB PRESENTED BY SEAN O’CONNELL

SECOND PLACE: BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS

DIRECTOR       : BRENDAN J. BYRNE

PRODUCER: TREVOR BIRNEY

WINNER: IT’S NOT YET DARK

DIRECTOR: FRANKIE FENTON

PRODUCER: LESLIE MCKIMM KATHRYN KENNEDY

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BEST IRISH FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH VOLTA PRESENTED BY: GALE WILSON

JOINT WINNERS:

THE YOUNG OFFENDERS

DIRECTOR: PETER FOOTT

PRODUCER: PETER FOOTT, JULIE RYAN AND CORMAC FOX

A DATE FOR MAD MARY

DIRECTOR: DARREN THORNTON

PRODUCERS: ED GUINEY AND JULIETTE BONASS

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GALWAY FILM FLEADH’S PITCHING AWARD:

Janet Hayes – EDGES

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THE GALWAY HOOKER Award – Jim Sheridan presented by Ruth Negga

 

 

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