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Galway Film Fleadh Awards 2014
14 Jul 2014 : Deirdre Molumby
'Glassland' (pictured) jointly won Best Feature with 'Patrick's Day'
On Sunday 13th July, the 26th Galway Film Fleadh came to a close, following another outstanding year of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions. The annual awards ceremony, which took place before the screening of closing film ‘An Bronntanas’, was attended by its stars John Finn and Dara Devaney, and director Tom Collins (‘Kings’).

The Galway Hooker Awards were presented to actress Brenda Fricker (‘My Left Foot’, ‘Casualty’) and to animation studio Brown Bag Films (‘Peter Rabbit’, ‘Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty’).

Brenda captivated an audience with an engaging public interview with Sean Rocks at the Town Hall, and received a rapturous ovation from the crowd, followed by a screening of her latest film, ‘A Long Way from Home’, attended by the director Virginia Gilbert.

The founding duo of the animation powerhouse Brown Bag Films were the subject of this year’s Irish Tribute at the Fleadh in recognition of their success as Irish animators on the international stage, including such successes as ‘Doc McStuffins’ and two Oscar-nominated shorts. They were presented with the award at Sunday’s ceremony after a retrospective of their work and a workshop with young animators on Saturday.

The highly coveted Best Irish Feature award was presented by Gale Wilson and shared between Gerard Barrett’s (‘Pilgrim Hill’) latest feature ‘Glassland’, the premiere for which lead actors Jack Reynor and Will Poulter were in attendance, and ‘Patrick’s Day’ from director Terry McMahon (‘Charlie Casanova’). Second place was awarded to ‘Noble’, a biopic from Stephen Bradley starring Deirdre O’Kane.

The Best Irish Feature Documentary prize also had two winners – ‘Blood Fruit’, directed by Sinéad O’Brien and produced by Noel Pearson, and ‘One Million Dubliners’, directed by Aiofe Kelleher and produced by Rachel Lysaght. Second place for the category was awarded to ‘A City Dreaming’, which was directed by Mark McCauley and produced by Chris Martin and Andrew Eaton.

The Galway Film Fleadh is also unique in that since 2011, the Fleadh has been recognised as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards Short Film categories. Recipients of the James Gorgan Award for Best Animation and the Tiernan MacBride Award for Best Short Drama will qualify for consideration.

This year ‘Fresh Cut Grass’ from director Robert Cullen and producers Anne Tweedy and Peter Lewis, with a special mention to Sarah Walsh’s ‘Marrying the Sea’, won the award for Best Animation. Director Dave Tynan and producer Michael Donnelly won the Best Short Drama prize for their short ‘Rockmount’ while ‘Boogaloo & Graham’ was given special mention. ‘Fresh Cut Grass’ and ‘Rockmount’ will therefore go forward to be considered for an Oscar nomination.

The Bingham New Talent Award is presented to one of outstanding new talent in the area of film production, acting and directing. This year’s winner was AnneMarie Naughton, producer for Irish horror ‘The Canal’, while the other nominees were actor Moe Dunford for ‘Patrick’s Day’, director Niall Heery for ‘Gold’, actor Dara Devaney for ‘An Bronntanas’ and actress Tara Breathnach for ‘A Nightingale Falling.’


The other Awards were as follows:

THE DONAL GILLIGAN AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT FILM

Special Mention for The Swing

Winner: D.O.P Patrick Jordan for Volkswagen Joe


THE BEST FIRST SHORT ANIMATION AWARD

SPECIAL MENTION: Forgot
DIRECTOR: Stephen McNally
PRODUCER: Royal College of Art

WINNER: A Girl’s Best Friend
DIRECTOR: Clare Carroll
PRODUCER: IADT


THE BEST FIRST SHORT DRAMA AWARD

SPECIAL MENTION: Luke
Director: Conor Hamil
Producer: Joshua Burdon

WINNER: The Swing
Director: Damien Dunne
Producer: Nora Windeck


THE BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD

JOINT WINNERS
The Sisters
Director: Ailish Sarah Flaherty
Producer: Ailish Sarah Flaherty

Inez – A Challenging Woman
Directors: Eimhear O’Neill, Trevor Birney
Producer: Trevor Birney, Susan McKay, Eimhear O’Neill


BEST ANIMATION SEQUENCE IN A SHORT FILM

Special Mention: Somewhere Down the Line
Director: Julien Regnard
Producer: Jonathan Clarke

Winner: Vertical Horizons
DIRECTOR: Anita Gaughan
PRODUCER: IADT


THE DON QUIJOTE AWARD IS AWARDED FOR ANIMATION IN A SHORT FILM

Special Mention: Shoot
Director: Rory Conroy
Producer: Ballyfermott College of Further Education

Winner: Deadly
Director: Aidan McAteer
Producer: Shannon George


Best Irish First Feature

WINNER: I USED TO LIVE HERE
PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY: FRANK BERRY


Best International First Feature presented by Kate O’Toole

Second place: RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS
DIRECTOR: JEFF BARNABY
PRODUCER: JOHN CHRISTOU, AISLING CHIN-YEE

WINNER: STILL
DIRECTOR/WRITER: SIMON BLAKE
PRODUCER: COLETTE DELANEY-SMITH, ZORANA PIGGOT


Best International Feature

Second place: THE ENEMY WITHIN
DIRECTOR : YORGOS TSEMBEROPOULOS
PRODUCER ELENI KOSSYFIDOU

WINNER: OBVIOUS CHILD
DIRECTOR: GILLIAN ROBESPIERRE
PRODUCER: ELIZABETH HOLM


Best International Feature Documentary

Second place: BRAVE MISS WORLD
DIRECTOR: CECILIA PECK
PRODUCER: CECILIA PECK & IMBAL BLESSNER

WINNER: THE BREACH
DIRECTOR: MARK TITUS
PRODUCER: SUSAN LA SALLE


Best Human Rights Feature

WINNER: AFRICAN PRIDE
DIRECTOR: Laura Fletcher


Galway Film Fleadh’s Pitching Award

Winner: CIAN McGARRIGLE for his pitch ’12-Gauge Withdrawal.’




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