The Irish Film and Television AcademyThe Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is an all-Ireland organisation with a Membership of 1,240 individuals across 14 Chapters of Discipline. More have announced the nominees for the Rising Star Award for next months IFTA awards.
The prize is selected by a special jury and sponsored by 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.. The aim of the award is “to highlight exceptional new and breakthrough talent working in all areas of the Irish film industry”.
The six nominees are:
Margaret Corkery – Eamon (Writer/Director)
Darren Healy – Savage, Eamon (Actor)
Tomm Moore – The Secret of Kells (Director/Co-Producer)
Brendan Muldowney – Savage (Writer/Director)
Robert Sheehan – Cherrybomb, Misfits (Actor)
Ken WardropKen Wardrop is an Irish documentary filmmaker best know for his short Undressing My Mother,a nd features His & Hers, Mom & Me, and Making the Grade. More – His & Hers (Director)
Not to play favourites but I do think that Tomm Moore should win for the extraordinary The Secret of Kells.
The ceremony will take place on Saturday 20th February at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.