- 16 Jul 18
Steel Country, starring Andrew Scott, picked up a Best International Feature award
Irish Western The Dig took home the top Irish honour at this year's Galway Film Fleadh.
The film stars Moe Dunford as a man who after being released from prison for a murder he can't remember committing, winds up forced to help his victim's father find her body.
Dunford took to Twitter to congratulate The Dig production team and thank Galway Film Fleadh for the win.
— Moe Dunford (@MoeDunford) July 15, 2018
Receiving raves on the festival circuit, it's the first film from brothers Andy and Ryan Tohill.
Meanwhile, Steel Country won Best International Feature. The film stars Sherlock's Andrew Scott as an American truck driver who begins investigating a child's disappearance.
Gutland, a Luxembourgian neo-noir starring Phantom's Thread's Vicky Krieps, picked up Best International First Feature. Meanwhile, director Viko Nikci's Cellar Door, about a woman's quest to find her son whilst caught in the grip of the Church, won Best Irish First Feature.
Katie Taylor biopic Katie received a Best Irish Documentary award, while Soufra - a doc about a group of women in Lebanon who open a food truck - won the international equivalent of the prize.
For the full list of winners, see below.
BEST IRISH FEATURE - The Dig - Director: Ryan & Andrew Tohill
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE - Steel Country - Director: Simon Fellows
BEST IRISH FIRST FEATURE - Cellar Door - Director: Viko Nikci
BEST INTERNATIONAL FIRST FEATURE - Gutland - Director: Govinda Van Maele
BEST IRISH FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - Katie - Director: Ross Whitaker
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - Soufra - Director: Thomas Morgan
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY - JUCK - Director(s): Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert & Ulrika Bandeira
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION - What Happened to Evie - Director: Kate Cheeseman
BEST ANIMATED SHORT - Yunshi - Director: James W. Griffiths
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT ANIMATION - The Driver is Red Director: Randall Christopher
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY AWARD - Inhale - Director: Sean Mullan
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT FILM -Boy Saint -Cinematographer: Kevin Treacy
BEST ANIMATED SEQUENCE IN A SHORT FILM - The Overcoat - Director(s): Sean Mullen & Meelis Arulepp
BEST FIRST SHORT ANIMATION AWARD - The Usual - Director: Eabha (Eva) Bortolozzo & Jack Kirwan
BEST FIRST SHORT FICTION AWARD - Boy Saint - Director: Tom Speers
PITCHING AWARD IN ASSOCIATION WITH 101 FILMS INTERNATIONAL - Liam Beatty – Alice Productions with a documentary entitled ‘Don’t Forget Your Dress’
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN AN IRISH FEAUTRE - When All Is Ruin Once again - Cinematographer: Keith Walsh
BEST SHORT DRAMA IN ASSOCIATION WITH NETWORK IRELAND TELEVISION -Wren Boys - Director: Harry Lighton
BEST ANIMATION - The Wiremen - Director Jessica Patterson
THE BINGHAM RAY NEW TALENT AWARD - Jordanne Jones – Actor – Metal Heart
BEST HUMAN RIGHTS FEATURE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - Women of Venezuelan Chaos - Director: Margarita Cadenas