Kerry Film Festival announce the Award Winners for 2018

Deirdre O’Kane who was presented with the Maureen O’Hara award. Photograph by Sally MacMonagle.
Deirdre O’Kane who was presented with the Maureen O’Hara award. Photograph by Sally MacMonagle.

Fergus Dennehy

Another year and another successful Kerry Film Festival under the belts for filmmakers and organisers.

As with every year, the competition was fierce but in the end, the judges had a decision to make and this past week saw the 2018 awards given out to the worthy winners.

"The Kerry Film Festival presents films that challenge and inspire, that win awards and begin new journeys for the film makers involved. In 2018 the festival saw a significant increase in films directed by women and the festival hopes to build on that as the festival moves into the 20th edition in 2019"

'Seven' was awarded the 'Best International Short', 'Yunshí' was named 'Best Animation', 'The Reek' was named as 'Best Documentary' while 'Day of Reckoning' was awarded 'Best Student'. 'Detainment'  was named as 'The Best Narrative', 'Take Me Swimming' was awarded the title of 'Best Kerry Short' while 'Best Feature was presented to joint winners 'Thunder Road' and 'When All Is Ruin Once Again' Deirdre Kane was honoured with the Maureen O'Hara award.

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