The Last Days of Peter Bergmann has won the Best Documentary Short Film Award at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). This is the second time the film has attained Oscar eligibility through winning an accredited International Film Festival. It previously won the Audience Award at Stranger than Fiction, Grand Jury Prize at Nashville Film Festival and the IFTA for Best Short Film.
Ciarán Cassidy’s film follows a man who arrived in Sligo in the summer of 2009 , over his final three days, he would go to great lengths to ensure no one would ever discover who he was or where he came from.
The film which was funded as part of the Irish Film Boards Reality Bites Scheme has so far screened at over 25 festivals worldwide after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.