FINGAL FILM FESTIVAL

30th September – 2nd October 2016

WINNING FILMS ANNOUNCED 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

Ireland

Director: Ciaran Behan

 

Best Feature

  • WINNER: South

Ireland

Director: Gerard Walsh

 

Best Documentary

  • WINNER: Murphy’s Law

Canada

Director: Megan Murphy

 

Best Short

  • WINNER: Deirdre

Ireland

Director: Jo Southwell

 

Best Student Film

  • WINNER: Rapto

Ireland – ITB

Director: Carl O’Donovan

 

Best Animation

  • WINNER: Little Flower

Ireland

Director: Brigette Heffernan

 

Scannán na hÉireann

  • WINNER: Maidhm

Ireland

Director: Seán Breathnach

 

Best 1916 Short

  • WINNER: Proclaim!

Ireland

Director: Maureen O’Connell

 

Outstanding Achievement in Media Award

  • WINNER: In Dialogue

Spain

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.