Patrick's Day and Glassland joint winners at Galway Film Fleadh Awards
Irish films Patrick's Day and Glassland were joint winners of Best Irish Feature at this year's Galway Film Fleadh Awards.
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
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
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
THE DON QUIJOTE AWARD IS AWARDED FOR ANIMATION IN A SHORT FILM:
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
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
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.’