Galway Film Fleadh Winners Include Glassland and Brown Bag Films

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Galway Film Fleadh Winners Include Glassland and Brown Bag Films

The 2014 Galway Film Fleadh is over and after 6 days of celebrating the best in Irish filmmaking its time to see who walked away with the biggest awards.

Gerard Barret's second film Glassland was one of the best reviewed films of the fest and it also secured some more attention by picking up the award for Best Irish Feature. And that honour was shared with another interesting film, Terry McMahon's Patrick's Day. It's the directors follow up to his controversial Charlie Casanova and has also been earning strong notices.

Elsewhere, I Used to Live Here by Frank Berry won the Best Irish First Feature Award and there was recognition for Irish docs Blood Fruit and One Million Dubliners.

We'll hope to get a chance to see most of these films on general release in the near future.

Here's the full list of winners:

FEATURE AWARDS

Best Irish First Feature - I Used to Live Here

Best International First Feature - Still

Best Irish Feature (joint) - Glassland / Patrick's Day

Best International Feature - Obvious Child

Best Irish Feature Documentary (joint) - Blood Fruit / One Million Dubliners

Best International Feature Documentary - The Breach

Best Human Rights Feature - African Pride

Rising Star Award - Annemarie Naughton (Producer - The Canal)

SHORT AWARDS

Best Animation - Marrying the Sea

Best ShortDrama - Rockmount

Best Cinematography in a Short Film - Patrick Jordan for Volkwagen Joe

Best First Short Animation - A Girl's Best Friend

Best First ShortDrama - The Swing

Best Short Documentary (joint)- The Sisters / Inez

BestAnimationSequence in a Short Film - Vertical Horizons

Best Animation in a Short Film - Deadly

SPECIAL AWARDS

Galway Hooker Award - Brenda Fricker

Galway HookerAward - Brown Bag Films

Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Award - Cian McGarrigle (12 Gauge Withdrawal)

For more head to the official site.




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