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Winners announced for inaugural Catalyst International Film Festival 2020
23 Mar 2020 : News Desk
Catalyst International Film Festival
The inaugural Catalyst International Film Festival opened behind closed doors in Limerick this March presenting a film programme that prioritised stories and storytellers currently under-represented on screen and behind the camera.

With the screening venue closed due to the Covid -19 pandemic, the festival organisers screened the selected films for the Jury panel members and the Jury selected the following winners:

Best International Short: WinnerDays of Rage

Runner Up - Sycamore

Best Documentary Short: Winner - Welcome to a Bright White Limbo

Runner Up - The Grass Ceiling

Best Irish Short: Winner - Match

Runner Up - The Girl at the End of the Garden

Jury Special Mention Award - The Grass Ceiling

Spirit of the Festival AwardIn Orbit and Spread the Wings (Joint Award)

The Spirit of the Festival is awarded to a film, or films, that captivate us while effectively articulating the themes and characters that our festival seeks to champion in productions that support gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

The JuryPanel for the inaugural festival consisted of:  Marissa Aroy, Barry Dignam, and Timara Lawless.

Led by Dr. Susan Liddy and Vanessa Gildea, the Catalyst International Film Festival will endeavour to create a more inclusive industry and films screened at Catalyst will promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion whether in content, key creative roles or crew.





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