Irish Film Festival London

Nominees announced for the Irish Film London Awards 2022

The films nominated for the 2022 Irish Film London Awards have been announced, with some big names in the mix and rising talent represented. The Awards ceremony is an annual event organised by the not-for-profit film culture organisation Irish Film London and exists to celebrate the best new Irish film with a ceremony at the Embassy of Ireland in Belgravia. 

Like previous years, this year’s awards categories include Best Feature Film, Best Documentary and Best Short Film, as well as the coveted Súil Eile award for contribution to Irish film and the Ros Hubbard Award for Acting, which is presented by the famous casting director herself. 

This year’s nominated films are:

Best Feature Film

Aisha – dir Frank Berry

Róise & Frank – dirs Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy

The Cry of Granuaile – dir Dónal Foreman

The Quiet Girl / An Cailín Ciúin – dir Colm Bairéad

Best Documentary

How To Tell A Secret – dirs Anna Rodgers and Shaun Dunne

North Circular – dir Luke McManus

Out of Place – dir Graham Patterson

Paul Muldoon: Laoithe is Lirici – dir Alan Gilsenan

Best Short Film Award, sponsored by EVS Insurance

A Stone Place – dir James Skerritt

An Encounter – dir Kelly Campbell 

Bad Boy Buck – dir James Fitzgerald

Dash – dir Rory Fleck Byrne

Don’t Go Where I Can’t Find You – dir Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair

Nothing to Declare – dir Garret Daly

Wednesday’s Child – dir Laura O’Shea

The winner of the Súil Eile Award and the Ros Hubbard Award for Acting will be announced on the night.

2022 has once again gifted us with an extraordinary range of brilliant Irish films, which we’re honoured to be celebrating with this awards ceremony, right on the back of each film’s screening at Irish Film Festival London. Irish film is in the midst of a real boom at the moment and we couldn’t be happier to see it. We hope the awards will help audiences in the UK find new Irish film experiences as a result.

Gerry Maguire, Festival Director, IFFL

A number of Irish celebs and familiar faces are likely to be in attendance at the awards ceremony, which is a private, invitation-only event. Irish Film Festival London’s celebrity patrons include Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Moe Dunford and Fiona Shaw, as well as director Lenny Abrahamson and legendary casting director Ros Hubbard. Last week the festival announced director David Freyne was the latest patron to join the fold. 

IFFL kicks off on November 16th this year, with a Leicester Square opening gala, where they will preview the new film from Dublin-based Frank Berry. His film Aisha stars Letitia Wright and Josh O’Connor in a hard-hitting drama about a Nigerian woman who has to navigate Ireland’s system of refugee accommodation known as direct provision. 

Irish Film Festival London screenings will take place at the neighbouring Vue Cinema in Piccadilly and the brand new art-deco Garden Cinema in Covent Garden, and will return to Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios and Bloomsbury’s Bertha Dochouse, nestled in the Curzon Bloomsbury, for many events this year, while the festival’s mainstay awards ceremony will once again return to the Embassy of Ireland, in Belgravia. 

More information on the nominated films and the entire festival programme can be found on the festival website at