The 29th Galway Film Fleadh came to an end today (July 16th) with the annual award ceremony, celebrating the best in Irish and international short and feature films that were shown over a fantastic 6 days.

Michael Inside

Michael Inside

The big winner was Michael Inside, directed by Frank Berry, which won Best Irish Feature. Dafhyd Flynn picked up the Bingham Ray New Talent Award for his leading role in the film. Nick Kelly’s The Drummer and the Keeper, which received a prolonged standing ovation after the screening, picked up the Best First Irish Feature, while Best Irish Feature Documentary went to Rocky Ros Muc, the story of boxer Sean Mannion.

We’re so happy and grateful to have received these awards for Michael Inside at the Galway Film Fleadh, which is amazing encouragement for us on the film’s World Premiere. Looking forward to the next step on the journey.
Frank Berry, Director – Michael Inside

Tom Collins, who premiered his newest feature Aithri/Penance at the Fleadh, saw his animated short An Béal Bocht pick up two awards, for Best First Short Animation and Best Animated Short Film. Oscar-winning director Benjamin Cleary could well be back at the Academy Awards again after his short film Wave, co-directed with TJ O’Grady Peyton, won the Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama, an award that comes with instant Academy Award qualification. The other Oscar-qualifying award, The James Horgan Award for Best Animation went to Rory Byrne’s An Island.

 

Frank Berry accepts award for Michael Inside

Frank Berry accepts Best Irish Feature Award for Michael Inside
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THE BEST FIRST SHORT ANIMATION AWARD

An Béal Bocht

Director Tom Collins
Producer Pearse Moore

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THE BEST ANIMATED SEQUENCE IN A SHORT FILM IN ASSOCIATION WITH BROWN BAG FILMS

Late Afternoon

Director Louise Bagnall
Producer Nuria González Blanco

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THE DON QUIJOTE AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

An Béal Bocht

Director Tom Collins
Producer Pearse Moore

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THE BEST FIRST SHORT DRAMA AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAZARS

The Date

Director Selina Cartmell
Producer Claire Gormley

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THE BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD

Tit for Tatt

Director Mairéad Ní Thréinir
Producer Mairéad Ní Thréinir

Throwline

Director Mia Mullarkey
Producer Mia Mullarkey

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

Burschi Wojner for Wave

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THE AWARD FOR THE ONE MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL

Arjan Brentjes for Tempo

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THE JAMES HORGAN AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATION – (Oscar Qualifying Category)

An Island

Director Rory Byrne
Producer Ciarán Deeney

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THE TIERNAN McBRIDE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT DRAMA IN ASSOCIATION WITH NETWORK IRELAND TELEVISION– (Oscar Qualifying Category)

Wave

Directors Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton
Producer Rebecca Bourke

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BEST HUMAN RIGHTS FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

City of Ghosts

Director Matthew Heineman
Producer Matthew Heineman

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BEST INTERNATIONAL FIRST FEATURE

God’s Own Country

Director Francis Lee
Producer Manon Ardisson & Jack Tarling

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BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Mad to Be Normal

Director Robert Mullan

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BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

All the Wild Horses

Director Ivo Marloh

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN AN IRISH FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH TEACH SOLAIS

Richard Kendrick for Song of Granite

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THE BINGHAM RAY NEW TALENT AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAGNOLIA PICTURES

Dafhyd Flynn

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BEST IRISH FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Rocky Ros Muc

Director Michael Fanning
Producers Michael Fanning & Máire Bhreathnach

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Nick Kelly accepts Best First Irish Feature Award

Nick Kelly accepts Best First Irish Feature Award

BEST FIRST IRISH FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH VOLTA

The Drummer and the Keeper

Director Nick Kelly
Producers Kate McColgan

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BEST IRISH FEATURE

Michael Inside

Director Frank Berry
Producers Donna Eperon, Tristan Orpen Lynch & Aoife O’Sullivan

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GALWAY FILM FLEADH’S PITCHING AWARD:

Michelle Lehane – Against the Tide

The Galway Film Fleadh emphasises the important foundation of good story and scriptwriting in the audiovisual industry though this award in which feature films are pitched to a panel of industry professionals and awarded a cash prize for development of their scripts.

The jury felt this was a perfectly pitched project – a true story that doesn’t feel like a documentary because it has great emotional depth and truth.

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THE BINGHAM RAY NEW TALENT AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAGNOLIA PICTURES

Actor Dafhyd Flynn for Michael Inside

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