30th September – 2nd October 2016


Dated 3rd October 2016


In a celebration of independent established and emerging filmmakers both nationally and from around the globe, the 2016 Fingal Film Festival screened a broad and exciting range of feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation at Movies@Swords, Dublin last weekend, September 30th until October 2nd.


The festival opened to a sold out Dublin Premiere of ‘Cardboard Gangsters’ with cast and crew in attendance. The screening was followed by a lively Q&A session with leading star John Connors, Director, Mark O’Connor and producer, Richard Bolger.


Nine prestigious Fingal Film Festival awards ranging from cash prizes to film equipment to broadcasting of films have now been announced.


‘It’s been an exciting fifth year” said Liz Kenny, Festival Managing Director “The quality and range of submissions this year has been fantastic. As a young festival we have come a long way and it is so encouraging for our future growth and direction. The support has been overwhelming from both the film buy cheap diazepam no prescription industry and our audiences. The local goodwill and enthusiasm here in Fingal has been truly amazing, a special big thank you to all our volunteers, they all have worked so incredibly hard’.

The winners of Fingal Film Festival 2016


Best Fingal Newcomer

WINNER: Cousins


Director: Ciaran Behan


Best Feature

  • WINNER: South


Director: Gerard Walsh


Best Documentary

  • WINNER: Murphy’s Law


Director: Megan Murphy


Best Short

  • WINNER: Deirdre


Director: Jo Southwell


Best Student Film

  • WINNER: Rapto

Ireland – ITB

Director: Carl O’Donovan


Best Animation

  • WINNER: Little Flower


Director: Brigette Heffernan


Scannán na hÉireann

  • WINNER: Maidhm


Director: Seán Breathnach


Best 1916 Short

  • WINNER: Proclaim!


Director: Maureen O’Connell


Outstanding Achievement in Media Award

  • WINNER: In Dialogue


Director: Xuban Intxausti


Fingal Film Festival was established in 2012 to provide a platform for local, national and international emerging filmmakers, offering encouragement and promotion of new work. The Festival connects emerging voices in film with industry experts and independent creative filmmakers from around the world. Fingal Film Festival would like to thank their Main Sponsor Fingal County Council, other sponsors: TG4, RTÉ Supporting The Arts, Swords Express, Film Equipment Hire Ireland, Foras na Gaeilge Screen Training Ireland and Dominos Pizza.