Forty Foot Up for Prize

Leticia Agudo, Paul McGrath & Aoibheann O’Sullivan, under the name An Lár, have made the finalists of the International Documentary Challenge 2009 with their short film Forty Foot.

During 5-9 March, 142 filmmakers from 15 countries made 116 short non-fiction films with the assigned theme of ‘Hope and/or Fear’. 13 finalists will screen at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on 9th May, 2009 at 9 pm where the winners will be announced.

Filmed at the 40 Foot swimming spot in Sandycove, the short focuses on the people who have been swimming there for years through snow, gales or sunny mornings. The film sheds light on what happens there every morning and demonstrates that it is much more than just swimming.

To see information posted on the filmmaker’s blog during the process of the project, please click here.