Lift Off

Irish Short Lift Off wins Platinum Remi Award at 52nd WorldFest-Houston Film Festival

Kilkenny filmmaker Kevin Hughes’s NASA inspired short film Lift Off has won a Platinum Remi Award at this year’s 52nd WorldFest-Houston Film Festival.

Each year, the Worldfest-Houston Film Festival receives more than 4,500 global entries across various genre categories. Lift Off was chosen from entries in the Family / Children Short Film Category.

Lift Off tells the story of Grace aged 11, who is woken up from her dream about going to the moon in a rocket ship by her parents & their friends arguing about mankind’s future in the sitting room below.

You have now joined the ranks of Spielberg, Coppola, Lucas, Ang Lee, the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Randal Kleiser, John Lee Hancock and hundreds of others as WorldFest-Houston Remi Award Winners, so this is an exceptional accomplishment. My sincere congratulations for a job very well done!

Hunter Todd, Chairman – Worldfest-Houston

The Worldfest-Houston Film Festival is the 3rd longest-running film festival in the United States, having started in April 1968.

The Remi Award is named after Frederic Remington, who’s brilliant sculptures and painting captured the spirit of Texas and the West.

Transatlantic passengers with Aer Lingus this month will be able to view Lift Off on their Inflight Entertainment System.

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