Festival: Limerick Film Festival closes with Short Film Awards


The Limerick Film Festival came to a sucessful close on Saturday evening after 3 days of talks, features and shorts, with an awards ceremony for short film.

The awards were well distributed among the nominated films with Best Overall winner Anya, a gorgeous animation from Brown Bag Films’ Damien O’Connor, the only double winner on the night also picking up Best Sound.

There were wins for Bertie Brosnan’s Cannes bound Sineater for Best Camera, while Piers McGrath took home the Best Acting award for Play It Again Son!, and Hyo Kaag won Best Director for Double Fasse.

A portrait of Irish street artist Eoin, entitled Eoin, by director James Skerritt won Best Artistic Short Film, with Brendan McCallion’s war story A Soldier’s Voice winning Best Drama, and Epitaph, a documentary about Mick Roe, a monumental engraver who has been in the stone trade since 1947, winning Best Factual Short Film.

Erin Mullally‘s The Struggle of Libations won Best Lighting, with Helen Flanagan’s touching An C√°t winning Best Story/Script, Patrick McKnight and Mj Sullivan’s assassination thriller Infinite winning Best Editing, and Switzerland’s Scrabble taking Best International Short Film

The full list of winners are as follows:

Best Acting
Play It Again Son! – Piers McGrath

Best Artistic Short Film

Best Camera

Best Director
Double Fasse

Best Drama
A Soldier’s Voice

Best Editing

Best Factual Short Film

Best International
Scrabble (Switzerland)

Best Lighting
The Struggle of Libations

Best Script/Story
An C√°t

Best Sound

Best Overall

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