‘The Last Days of Peter Bergmann’ at Melbourne


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.



‘The Last Days of Peter Bergmann’ Wins at Nashville



Ciaran Cassidy’s The Last Days of Peter Bergmann has won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Nashville Film Festival. The win means that the film, which earlier this month won the IFTA for Best Short, is an Oscar-qualifying film.

The win comes just as the film has been selected to screen in Paris at the Panorama of the Golden Nights which is organised by the French Academy of Cinema – Académie des César.

The film is set to have its UK premiere this weekend at Sundance London.