The Galway Film Fleadh, has announced the five nominees for the 2015 Bingham Ray New Talent Award. The award is given in association with Magnolia Pictures, with the 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. Last year the award went to producer Anne Marie Naughton, for her work producing the Irish horror film The Canal.

The Nominees for 2015 are:

  • Alex Fegan (Director, Older Than Ireland)
  • Mark Noonan (Director, You’re Ugly Too)
  • Lauren Kinsella (Actress, You’re Ugly Too)
  • Barry Ward (Actor, Pursuit, Blood Cells)
  • Kathryn Kennedy (Co-Producer, My Name is Emily)

The winner of the 2015 Bingham Ray New Talent Award will be announced at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony of the 2015 Galway Film Fleadh at 7:15pm on Sunday July 12th.

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