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Galway Film Fleadh Announce Award Winners 2017

The Galway Film Fleadh has come to a close, following another outstanding year of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions. The annual awards ceremony took place following the Irish Premiere of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk on Sunday evening.

The Galway Film Fleadh is a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards, recipients of the James Horgan Award for Best Animation and Tiernan MacBride Award for Best Short Drama will qualify for Oscar nomination.

THE BEST FIRST SHORT ANIMATION AWARD

  • An Béal Bocht – DIRECTED BY: Tom Collins

THE BEST FIRST SHORT DRAMA IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAZARS

  • The Date – DIRECTED BY: Selina Cartmell

THE DON QUIJOTE AWARD FOR ANIMATION IN A SHORT FILM

  • An Béal Bocht – DIRECTED BY: Tom Collins

THE DONAL GILLIGAN AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT FILM IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE IRISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS (ISC)

  • Burschi Wojner for WAVE

THE AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED SEQUENCE IN A SHORT FILM IN ASSOCIATION WITH BROWN BAG FILMS

  • Late Afternoon – ANIMATED BY: Cartoon Saloon

THE BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD

There is a joint winner for this award. The winners are:

  • Throwline – DIRECTED BY: Mia Mullarkey
  • Tit for Tatt – DIRECTED BY: Mairéad Ní Thréinir

WINNER OF THE ONE MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL

  • Tempo – DIRECTED BY: ARJAN BRENTJES

THE JAMES HORGAN AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION

  • An Island – DIRECTED BY: Rory Byrne

THE TIERNAN McBRIDE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT DRAMA IN ASSOCIATION WITH NETWORK IRELAND TELEVISION

  • Wave – DIRECTED BY: Benjamin Cleary and TJ O’Grady Peyton

BEST HUMAN RIGHTS FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

  • City of Ghosts – DIRECTED BY: Matthew Heineman – PRODUCED BY: Matthew Heineman

BEST INTERNATIONAL FIRST FEATURE

  • God’s Own Country – DIRECTED BY: Francis Lee – WRITTEN BY: Francis Lee – PRODUCED BY: Manon Ardisson & Jack Tarling

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

  • Mad to be Normal – DIRECTED BY: Robert Mullan – WRITTEN BY: Robert Mullan and Tracy Moreton – PRODUCED BY: Phin Glynn, Alan Letham and Charlotte Arden

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

  •  All the Wild Horses – DIRECTED BY: Ivo Marloh – PRODUCED BY: Ivo Marloh and Darcia Martin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN AN IRISH FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH TEACH SOLAIS

  • Richard Kendrick for SONG OF GRANITE

BEST IRISH FIRST FEATURE

  • The Drummer and the Keeper – DIRECTED BY: Nick Kelly – WRITTEN BY: Nick Kelly – PRODUCED BY: Kate McColgan

BEST IRISH FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

  • Rocky Ros Muc – DIRECTED BY: Michael Fanning – PRODUCED BY: Michael Fanning and Maire Bhreathnach

BEST IRISH FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH VOLTA

  • Michael Inside – DIRECTED BY: Frank Berry – WRITTEN BY: Frank Berry – PRODUCED BY: Donna Eperon, Tristan Orpan-Lynch & Aoife O’ Sullivan

THE GALWAY FILM FLEADH PITCHING AWARD

The Galway Film Fleadh emphasises the important foundation of good story and scriptwriting in the audiovisual industry though this award in which feature films are pitched to a panel of industry professionals and awarded a cash prize for development of their scripts.

  • WINNER: Michelle Lehane for her project AGAINST THE TIDE

The jury felt this was a perfectly pitched project – a true story that doesn’t feel like a documentary because it has great emotional depth and truth.

THE BINGHAM RAY NEW TALENT AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAGNOLIA PICTURES

This award recognises the breakthrough talent of Irish filmmakers and is named in recognition of the contribution and help of our departed friend and supporter Bingham Ray.

  • DAFHYD FLYNN – ACTOR – MICHAEL INSIDE

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