Nothing Compares wins Best Feature Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland has congratulated Kathryn Ferguson and the team behind Nothing Compares, as the Irish documentary picked up Best Feature Documentary and Best Debut Director at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) last night.
Nominated for three awards, including Best Editing for Mick Mahon, Nothing Compares charts Sinéad OʼConnorʼs phenomenal rise to worldwide fame and examines how she used her voice at the height of her stardom before her iconoclastic personality led to her exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on Sinéad’s prophetic words and deeds from 1987 to 1993, the film presents an authored, richly cinematic portrait of this fearless trailblazer through a contemporary feminist lens.
Nothing Compares is Kathryn Ferguson’s documentary feature directorial debut and was an official selection in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival at the beginning of 2022. The film has gone on to win various awards at film festivals this year, including Best Irish Documentary at Galway Film Fleadh, the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Aegean Film Festival, and the Audience Award at Docs Ireland.
The film is produced by Eleanor Emptage and Michael Mallie for Tara Films (U.K.) and Ard Mhacha Productions (Ireland). Executive producers are Charlotte Cook, Lesley McKimm, Lucy Pullin, John Reynolds and Lisa Marie Russo. The film was supported by Screen Ireland, Field of Vision, the BFI Doc Society Fund, IE: Entertainment and Northern Ireland Screen.