Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board supported documentary  The Summit produced and directed by Nick Ryan of Image Now Films picked up a prize at the  Sundance Film Festival this weekend.

The film which details the deadliest day in modern mountain climbing history when 11 climbers including Limerick man Ger McDonnell were killed on a K2 mountain expedition in August 2008, won the Editing Award in the World Documentary competition.

The award finishes what was a very successful festival for Irish films with The Summit being snapped up by a major US distributor Sundance Selects after its premiere at the festival and the Irish short animation Irish Folk Furniture directed by Tony Donoghue scooping the Best Animation prize at the festival.


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