17 February 2019 The Irish Film & Television Network
Education / Training
Festivals / Markets
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Rep Bodies
Features & Interviews
Production News
Post Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2017
List Your Company
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map

Irish Film and Television Network




Animation News

Another Successful Year for Irish Productions at the 19th Newport Beach Film Festival
09 May 2018 : Nathan Griffin
Following another successful year of Irish entries screening in California, Newport Beach Film Festival has announced several Irish winners at this year’s festival.

Running for a week from Thursday, April 26th to Thursday, May 3rd, the festival welcomed over 50,000 film fans, to view a programme that boasted 350 films from 58 different countries.

‘Michael Inside’ continued its incredible award run, with Frank Berry and Tom Comerford picking up a Jury Awards each for ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Cinematographer’, respectively.

Speaking about the Jury awards, Writer/Director Frank Berry told IFTN:

“We are delighted that MICHAEL INSIDE has won these two awards at the Newport Beach Film Festival, where the film had its North American premiere last week. I’m particularly delighted that Tom Comerford, one of Ireland’s finest cinematographers, has been recognized for his amazing work on the film.”

Nick Kelly’s multi-IFTA nominated feature film, ‘The Drummer & the Keeper’ received the Audience Award for ‘Best Foreign Film’.

Two Irish short productions also received Festival Honours at this year’s festival. Forty Foot Pictures’ ‘Earthy Encounters’, which stars Fionn O’Shea, picked up an honour for ‘Foreign Short Family Film’, while Pink Kong Studios’ ‘Departure’ received the ‘Animated Short Film’ honour.

Full list of winners below:

Jury Awards

Best Film: All Square
Best Actor: Michael Kelly, All Square
Best Actress: Rusty Schwimmer, Wild Honey
Best Director: Frank Berry, Michael Inside
Best Cinematography: Tom Comerford, Michael Inside
Best Documentary: Forever ‘B’
Best Screenwriter: Timothy Brady, All Square
Best Narrative Short Film: DeKalb Elementary
Best Documentary Short Film: The Bare Knuckle Carer
Best Animated Short Film: My Father’s Room
Best Music Video: Cold Little Heart

Festival Honors

Directing: Shana Feste, Boundaries
Acting: Maika Monroe, Shotgun, and Finn Wittrock, Locating Silver Lake
Breakout Performance: Shane Graham, Ride
Screenwriting: Will Elliott, Kirk Johnson, Nicholas Rutherford, Robert Schwartzman, The Unicorn
Foreign Film: The Best of All Worlds
Cinematography: Hunting Lands
Editing: Juveniles
Narrative Film: Meerkat Moonship and The Mad Whale
Documentary Film: Social Animals and Kiss the Joy: The Story of Joan Lind Van Blom
Short Film: Homeless
Foreign Short Film: Voice
Animated Short Film: Departure
Breakout Performance: Andre Hennicke, The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler
Short Documentary: The Girl and the Picture, Fisk ‘Untitled Portrait’ and Land of the Wind (Tierra del Viento)
Short Family Film: Bullies
Foreign Short Family Film: Earthy Encounters

Audience Awards

Feature Film: Ride
Foreign Film: The Drummer and the Keeper
Documentary: Pick of the Litter
Action Sports: Time Well Spent
Art, Architecture and Design: Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future
Culinary: Cuban Food Stories
Environmental: The Human Element
Family: A Boy Called Sailboat
Music: Up to Snuff
Short Documentary: Aloha Aina Warrior
Short Narrative: The Day of Matthew Montgomery

First Look Trailer Released for Grand Pictures' 'Dark Lies The Island'
Virgin Media Television Announces Week of Irish content in Support of Irish Film and Drama
The IFI Unveils Its Plans For 2019
Vincent Lambe Talks 'Detainment' with IFTN

Vincent Lambe Talks 'Detainment' with IFTN
Irish Director George Kane’s 'Flack' and 'Timewasters' Set to Air in the Coming Weeks
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.

20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival Announces Final Call for Irish Entries
31 Jan 2019 
20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival Announces Call for Irish Films
14 Nov 2018 
IFTN Chat with Award-Winning Director Frank Berry
18 May 2018 
Another Successful Year for Irish Productions at the 19th Newport Beach Film Festival
09 May 2018 
The Favourite Lands Seven Awards at the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards
Epic Pictures and Tailored Films Reveal Cast for New Irish Horror 'The Winter Lake'
Ashford Studios €90m Expansion Gets Planning Permission Green Light
The Favourite Leads Irish Nominations for 91st Academy Awards
Upcoming Festivals
Key dates & deadlines in the Events Diary
Distribution In Ireland
Irish cinema & DVD distribution
Training in Ireland
The latest on Irish film / TV industry training

Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed

 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter