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Patrick's Day and Glassland joint winners at Galway Film Fleadh Awards

Published 14/07/2014 | 14:34

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Jack Reynor and Will Poulter in Gerard Barrett's 'Glassland'
Jack Reynor and Will Poulter in Gerard Barrett's 'Glassland'

Irish films Patrick's Day and Glassland were joint winners of Best Irish Feature at this year's Galway Film Fleadh Awards.

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Glassland is the second feature from director Gerard Barrett, who previously helmed the critically acclaimed Pilgrim Hill.

The film stars Jack Reynor and Will Poulter, who both attended the film’s Fleadh premiere on Friday.

Reynor plays a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld who finds himself facing a life-changing moral decision.

Toni Collette plays his mother in the film.

Terry McMahon’s Patrick’s Day tells the story of a 26-year-old virgin schizophrenic who falls in love with a suicidal flight attendant. 

The film stars Moe Dunford, Kerry Fox, Philip Jackson, and Catherine Walker.

Two short films which screened at the Galway Film Fleadh also qualify for the Academy Awards Short Film category.

Since 2011, the Fleadh has been recognised as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards Short Film Category with the winners of the James Horgan Award for Best Animation and Tiernan MacBride Award for Best Short Drama both qualifying for consideration.

Sarah Walsh’s Marrying the Sea, about an elderly sailor who has had enough of being tormented by sea creatures, was the winner of the James Horgan Award.

The Tiernan MacBride Award was given to Rockmount, a short set in 1982 which follows the fortunes of an 11-year-old boy who is sure he's going to make his club's starting team.  It is directed by Dave Tynan.

Both films qualify for consideration in the Academy Awards Short Film Category.

 

Full list of awards and winners:

THE DONAL GILLIGAN AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT FILM IN ASSOCIAITON WITH THE IRISH SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS (ISC)

Winner: D.O.P Patrick Jordan for Volkswagen Joe

 

THE BEST FIRST SHORT ANIMATION AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH CARTOON SALOON

WINNER: A Girl’s Best Friend

DIRECTOR: Clare Carroll

PRODUCER: IADT

 

THE BEST FIRST SHORT DRAMA AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAZARS

PRESENTED BY: Paul Mee

WINNER: The Swing

Director: Damien Dunne

Producer: Nora Windeck

 

THE BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH TEACH SOLAIS

JOINT WINNERS

The Sisters

Director: Ailish Sarah Flaherty

Producer: Ailish Sarah Flaherty

 

Inez – A Challenging Woman

Directors: Eimhear O’Neill, Trevor Birney

Producer: Trevor Birney, Susan McKay, Eimhear O’Neill

 

BEST ANIMATION SEQUENCE IN A SHORT FILM

Winner: Vertical Horizons

DIRECTOR: Anita Gaughan

PRODUCER: IADT

 

THE DON QUIJOTE AWARD IS AWARDED FOR ANIMATION IN A SHORT FILM: 

Winner: Deadly

Director: Aidan McAteer

Producer: Shannon George

 

Feature Film Audience Awards

Best Irish First Feature in association with Crowe Horwath presented by: Naoise Cosgrove

WINNER: I USED TO LIVE HERE

PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY: FRANK BERRY

 

Best International First Feature

WINNER:  STILL

PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY: SIMON BLAKE

 

Best International Feature

WINNER: OBVIOUS CHILD

DIRECTOR: GILLIAN ROBESPIERRE

PRODUCER: ELIZABETH HOLM

 

Best Irish Feature Documentary in association with HC Financial Advisers

JOINT WINNERS

BLOOD FRUIT 

DIRECTOR: SINEAD O BRIEN

PRODUCER: NOEL PEARSON

 

ONE MILLION DUBLINERS

DIRECTED BY: AOIFE KELLEHER

PRODUCER: RACHEL LYSAGHT

 

Best International Feature Documentary

WINNER: THE BREACH

DIRECTOR: MARK TITUS

PRODUCER:  SUSAN LA SALLE

 

Best Human Rights Feature in association with Amnesty International

WINNER: AFRICAN PRIDE

DIRECTOR: Laura Fletcher

 

The Bingham Ray New Talent Award in association with Magnolia Pictures

Winner:  ANNEMARIE NAUGHTON, producer The Canal

 

Galway Film Fleadh’s Pitching Award:

Winner: CIAN McGARRIGLE for his pitch ’12-Gauge Withdrawal.’

 

 

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