The 2014 Fingal Film Festival will take place in Movies@Sword, Pavilions Centre, Swords from 26th – 28th September., with eight awards for the best in new Irish and International films up for grabs.
The festival programme features feature films, documentaries, shorts animation by emerging and established Irish and international filmmakers. All are in the running for the prestigious awards announced on the closing night of the Festival at the four star Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin airport. A fabulous awards night is planned with Al Porter, one of Ireland’s most promising comedians, and Featuring X, an all-girl indie-rock quintet.
[quote]We have eight awards up for grabs this year, which will be presented on September 28th[/quote], says Festival Director Liz Kenny.[quote] The prizes range from cash to film equipment to broadcasting of films. And this year the introduction of our Irish language section has seen us inundated with Irish language films.[/quote]
The films will be judged be a panel comprising of: Mícheál Ó Meallaigh – Director of Commissioning TG4, Ciaran Tanham ( ISC ) Director of Photography and Boulder Media Creative Director Rob Cullen.
Here are the shortlisted films which will feature in the festival programme:
Best Feature Film
• Calloused Hands – Director: Jesse Quinones, UK/USA
• Blitzfood – Director: Sheridan James Lunt, UK/FFW
• Jardin De Amapolas – Director: Juan Carlos Melo Guevara, Colômbia
Best Documentary Feature
• Dah Zivota – Director: Snjezana Brezno, Bosnia
• Not Anymore – Director: Matthew Van Dyke, USA/Sierra
• One Ocean: No Limits – Director: Sarah McCann, Ireland
Best International Film
• Lifever – Director: Ted Hardy-Carnac, France
• Os Meninos Do Rio – Director: Javier Macipe, Portugal
• Electric Índigo – Director: Jean-Julien Collette, Belgium
• A Piece Of The Bottom – Director: Floyd Russ, USA
Best Irish Language film
• Dorchadas – Director: Noel A Malone, Ireland
• Taimse im Chodladh – Director: Denis Buckley, Ireland
• Barróg Béir – Directors: Gavin FitzGerald, Sibéal Eléna Davitt, Ireland
Best Student Film
• I’ve Been A Sweeper – Director: Ciarán Dooley, DIT/FN
• Bollocks – Director: Steven Larkin, DKIT
• The Last Gift – Director: Carl O’Donovan, ITB
• Model Life – Director: Tom Reynolds, BCFE
Best Animation Film
• Shoot – Director: Rory Conway, BCFE
• A Boy Named Hashtag – Director: Clark Wickstone, FN/ITB
• Tears – Director: Yahya Ghobadi, Iran
• The Bloggs – Director: Mick Rochford, Ireland
Best Short Film
• Skunky Dog – Director: James Fitzgerald, IADT/Ire
• Lines In The Sand – Director: Michael Gilroy, UK
• I’ll Be Home Soon – Director: James Everett, Ireland
• The Note – Director: Ciaran Creagh, Ireland
• Toy Soldiers – Director: Mike Hayes, FN/Ire
• In This Place – Director: Alec Moore, Ireland
Best Fingal Newcomer Media Award
• Volkswagen Joe – Director: Brian Deane, Ireland/FN
• A Boy Named Hashtag – Director: Clark Wickstone
Tickets can be purchased for all of the films and shorts online now. Tickets for the Awards Night cost 20 euro and can be purchased here.
Fingal Film Festival was established in 2012 to provide a platform for local, national and international emerging filmmakers, offering encouragement and promotion for new work in a quality cinema environment.
For more information hit up the festival’s Website, Facebook, or Twitter.