The Dublin Film Critics Circle selected Kristina Buzyte’s Vanishing Waves as Best Film,
Best Director went to Mikhail Segal for Short Stories, Best Actor went to Aleksey Vertkov for White Tiger, Best Actress to Dilan Aksüt for Night of Silence, Best Debut went to Maja Milos for Clip, Best Screenplay went to Oriol Paulo and Lara Sendim for The Body, Best Cinematography went to Oleg Mutu for Beyond the Hills and Jury Prizes were awarded to Blancanieves, After Lucia and The King of Pigs. Irish films also fared well at the awards, with Best Documentary going toFar Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story, Macdara Vallelly winning Best Irish Feature with Babygirl, Cathy Pearson winning Best Irish Documentary forGet the Picture, and Michael Dwyer Discovery Award going to Claire Dix for Broken Song.
2013 also saw the first presentation of the inaugural CINE Talent award, a new initiative from the festival’s partnership with Universal Pictures, Screen International and Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board, which aims to spotlight and promote Irish talent to the international industry. Nick Ryan, director of The Summit, which screened at the festival, was awarded the accolade, with a prize that includes profile from Screen International and networking opportunities at their events at the Toronto, Cannes and Berlin film festivals. The winner will also be assisted by Universal Pictures and Bord Scannan na hEireann/the Irish Film Board with networking introductions to relevant international contacts. The prize also aims to include mentoring opportunities from an established industry alumi, from the previous JDIFF Irish Talent Spotlight Award.