The Galway Film Fleadh has announced the four nominees for the 2016 Bingham Ray New Talent Award. The award is given to nominees shortlisted for their work in the fields of Directing, Acting and Producing.
Leading American independent film executive Bingham Ray was a regular at the Fleadh throughout his career at October films, United Artists and Sidney Kimmel. During his visits he gave much of his time to mentoring filmmakers, listening, advising, and encouraging them. The Irish film community benefited hugely from Bingham’s wealth of knowledge across the complete spectrum of the film industry and the many friendships that he made along the way is a testament to his generosity in sharing his experience.
The inaugural Bingham Ray New Talent Award was given to Gerard Barrett in 2013 by Bingham’s daughters, Annabel and Becca, for Pilgrim Hill, which went on to worldwide success. The 2014 award went to producer Anne Marie Naughton, for her work producing the Irish horror film The Canal. Producer Kathryn Kennedy received last year’s award for My Name is Emily. Kennedy returns to the Fleadh this year with, It’s Not Yet Dark, a documentary chronicling the making of that extraordinary film.
The Nominees for 2016 are:
- Peter Foott (Director) – The Young Offenders
- Seána Kerslake (Actress) – A Date for Mad Mary
- Caoilfhionn Dunne (Actress) – In View
- Tara Lee (Actress) – A Date for Mad Mary, Moon Dogs
The winner of the 2016 Bingham Ray New Talent Award will be announced at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony of the 28th Galway Film Fleadh at 7pm on Sunday July 10th.
The Bingham Ray New Talent Award is presented in association with Magnolia Pictures.