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Redemption of a Rogue wins Best Irish Film; Fleadh announces 2020 award winners
13 Jul 2020 : Nathan Griffin
Redemption of a Rogue
The first online edition of the virtual Galway Film Fleadh came to a close on Sunday night after a unique year, which saw the delivery of a condensed digital programme that included an ever-intriguing selection of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions.

The annual awards ceremony was announced online before Tom Sullivan’s Famine epic, Arracht closed the 32nd edition of the Galway Film Fleadh.  

Speaking during the launch Maureen Kennelly Arts Council Director said:

“During the last six days your sterling programme has transported us to other worlds, but you remained true to yourselves in being a platform for Irish film showcasing the work of filmmakers at all stages of their careers”.

The winners for the 2020 Galway Film Fleadh are as follows:

Irish Features

  • Best Irish Documentary - Henry Glassie: Field Work
  • Best Irish First Feature - Redemption of a Rogue
  • Best Irish Film - Redemption of a Rogue


  • Winner of the Pitching Award - Alice McDowell for Rain Song

Bingham Ray

  • The Bingham Ray New Talent Award in association with Magnolia Pictures - Edwina Casey

Peripheral Visions Award

  • Peripheral Visions Award in association with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture: River Tales by Julie Schroell


International Short

  • Best International Short Documentary - No Crying At The Dinner Table by Carol Nguyen
  • Best International Short Drama -  White Eye by Tomer Shushan
  • Best International Short Animation - To the dusty sea by Héloïse Ferlay

Irish Short

  • Best Debut Short Fiction - Jesse Gilbert for Ballast
  • Best Debut Short Animation - Leo Crowley for  Dead Hands of Dublin

Oscar Qualifying Awards

  • The Tiernan McBride Award for Best Fiction Short in association with Network Ireland Television - The Invisible Boy by James Fitzgerald
  • The James Horgan Award for Best Animated Short - TOT directed by Fiona McLaughlin, Tom Getty & Aimée Kirkham Priester
  • Best Short Documentary in association with TG4 -  How to Fall in Love in a Pandemic by Michael-David McKernan

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