Irish sound editor Fiadhnait McCann won Best Sound at the Mlodzi i Film Festival in Poland over the weekend for her soundtrack on Irish co-production ‘Sanctuary’.
The sound designer, who was supervising sound editor on ‘Sanctuary’, was previously nominated for an IFTA Award for her work on HBO epic ‘Game of Thrones’ along with Northern Irish man Ronan Hill.
Hill and sound partner Mervyn Moore each picked up a Creative Emmy Award over the same weekend as the Mlodzi i Film Festival for their work on season two of ‘Game of Thrones’.
English actress Anne-Marie Duff (Garage, Shameless), who has Irish parents, also picked up the Best Actress award for her role as Maire in ‘Sanctuary’ at the Polish festival.
‘Sanctuary’, which was shot in both Ireland and Poland, tells the story of a man’s self-discovery while it explores feelings of losing someone you loved. Norah McGettigan (A Song for Rebecca) directed from a script she wrote with Gabriel Vargas Vasquez.
Venom Films co-produced with Wajda Studio in Poland, while Dublin’s Screen Scene worked on post-production.
‘Sanctuary’ was supported by the MEDIA-ran programme EKRAN, and was funded by the Irish Film Board and the Polish Film Institute. It will be released in Polish cinemas this autumn, and will be screened in Belfast’s Queen’s Film Theatre on October 24.
The latest MEDIA funding results awarded more than half a million Euro to Irish film and television projects. The next MEDIA funding deadline is for the Eurimages Fund, which is October 22.