Irish director Ciarán Foy’s horror feature ‘Citadel’ is continuing to shine at international film festivals after picking up two awards at last weekend’s 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) in South Korea.
Foy took the festival’s Best Director award, while his star Aneurin Barnard (We’ll Take Manhattan) took the prize for Best Actor.
PiFan is Asia’s largest genre festival and focuses on international horror, thriller, mystery and fantasy films. It took place over July 19-29.
Earlier this month, ‘Citadel’ also won awards at Switzerland's Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival and at the Galway Film Fleadh. It also won the Midnighter Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival last March.
A psychological horror feature film, ‘Citadel’ sees an agoraphobic man and a vigilante priest attempt to save the man’s daughter from a group of feral children.
The film was produced by Katie Holly for Dublin-based Blinder Films and Brian Coffey for Sigma Films in Scotland. It co-stars James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) and Wunmi Mosaku (Vera).
It will be released in US cinemas this autumn following a distribution deal with Cinedigm, which will be followed by a DVD release early next year, handled by New Video.
‘Citadel’ received funding from the IFB and Creative Scotland.