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:
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)
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
Galway Hooker Award - Brenda Fricker
Galway HookerAward - Brown Bag Films
Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Award - Cian McGarrigle (12 Gauge Withdrawal)
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