2022 AWARD WINNERS
Best Short Film (IRL) – Algorithm
Best Short (INT) – The Outing
Joanne Mitchell – UK
Best Documentary – Forerunner
Kevin Bennett, Dave Thorpe
Best Actor – Eliott James
Wormhole In The Washer
Best Student Film – They Killed Us For Existing
Best Music Video – Free To All – Sowing Acorns by Emma Langford
Director: Laura O’Shea
Best Animation – Mam’s Old Chair
Environmental Film – Deforestation
Human Rights & Social Justice Award – Different
Best Feature – Follow The Dead
Adam William Cahill
Best Film Poster – ShadowBan
Shane W. Brennan, Conor Brennan
Northern Exposure Award (€500 Bursary)
In Association with Donegal Film Office
Niall Duffy – The Rock In The Sea
Set against the backdrop of the Viking expansion era in the late 9th century, an Irish Monk living on a remote island rock must confront grief and contend with despair as his hope falls into decay. It becomes a question of his own morality, as he endures a life of complete solitude. Being torn between defeat and finding a path for resolve.
Niall Duffy was born in Donegal. Growing up on the north-west coast of rural Ireland, he developed a keen interest in film from an early age. Inspired by Irish history and compelled by the captivating landscape surrounding him, he formed a desire to tell unique and original stories.
We wish Niall well with this bursary and eagerly await his next film. Congratulations!