Catalyst International Film Festival
Catalyst International Film Festival

Inaugural Catalyst International Film Festival announces winners

The inaugural Catalyst International Film Festival opened behind closed doors in Limerick this March presenting a film programme that prioritised stories and storytellers currently under-represented on screen and behind the camera. With the screening venue closed due to the Covid -19 pandemic, the festival organisers screened the selected films for the Jury panel members and the Jury selected the following winners:

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT –  WINNER – DAYS OF RAGE

   Runner Up – Sycamore

Welcome to a Bright White Limbo
Welcome to a Bright White Limbo

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORTWINNER – WELCOME TO A BRIGHT WHITE LIMBO

Runner Up – The Grass Ceiling

Match
Match

BEST IRISH SHORTWINNER – MATCH

  Runner Up – The Girl at the End of the Garden

JURY SPECIAL MENTION AWARD – THE GRASS CEILING

SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD – IN ORBIT and SPREAD THE WINGS (Joint Award)

Spirit of the Festival is awarded to a film, or films, that captivate us while effectively articulating the themes and characters that our festival seeks to champion in productions that support gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

JURY PANEL:  Marissa Aroy, Barry Dignam, Timara Lawless

Led by Dr Susan Liddy and Vanessa Gildea, the Catalyst International Film Festival will endeavour to create a more inclusive industry and films screened at Catalyst will promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion whether in content, key creative roles or crew. The festival team would like to thank the Jury, the filmmakers, sponsors and the festival team who made the Inaugural Catalyst International Film Festival a reality and they hope to see you in 2021.

Vanessa Gildea & Susan Liddy
Vanessa Gildea & Susan Liddy
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