Irish Abroad: Brooklyn wins audience award at 38th Denver Film Festival
The 38th Denver Film Festival has finished in the Colorado city with the announcement of the festival’s award winners.The big winner was John Crowley’s wonderful emigration drama Brooklyn, which won the People’s Choice Award for Narrative Feature.
Brooklynis an adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s best-selling novel by the equally best-selling British author Nick Hornby. Set in the 1950s, the film sees a young woman move from a small town in Ireland to Brooklyn, where she has the opportunity for work, for a future and for love.
Intermission director Crowley has gathered an all-star Irish and British cast, that features Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters. Brooklyn is an Irish/British co-production from Wildgaze Films, Finola Dwyer Productions, Parallel Films and Item 7, with co-finance from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film BoardFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry.. It will be released in Irish cinemas on November 6th.
The festival featured over 250 films, representing 39 countries, with 17 titles coming from local Colorado talent. The 2015 festival attracted over 55,000 attendees during the 12-day celebration.
People’s Choice Narrative Feature:Brooklyn – John Crowley
People’s Choice Documentary Feature:The Champions – Darcy Dennett
People’s Choice Short Film:The House is Innocent – Nicolas Coles
People’s Choice Music Video:Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats ‘S.O.B.’ – Greg Barnes
The Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary Film: Hitchcock/Truffaut – Kent Jones
The Krzysztof Kie?lowski Award for Best Feature Film: Rams – Grímur Hákonarson
Special Jury Prize: Lamb – Yared Zaleke
Special Ensemble Acting Jury Award:The Measure of a Man
The American Independent Narrative Award:Krisha – Trey Edward Shults
Special Jury Prize, Filmmaker to Watch:H. – Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia
The Liberty Global International Student Short Award:Disintegration – Álvaro Martín
Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Directing:The Fantastic Love of Beeboy and Flowergirl – Clemens Roth
The Spike Lee Student Filmmaker Award:Oasis – Sara Lafleur-Vetter
Feature Screenplay Award:Memory written by John Benge
Short Screenplay Award:Symposium written by Tom Grady
John Cassavetes Award: John Turturro
Maria & Tommaso Maglione Italian Filmmaker Award: Nanni Moretti
Reel Social Club Indie Spirit Award: Benjamin Dickinson