#Awards: Writer Antoin Beag √ì Colla wins top F√≠s√≠n Award at Dingle International Film Festival 2016
Donegal‚Äôs Antoin Beag √ì Colla was the winner of the F√≠s√≠n short film competition award, which took place at the recent Dingle International Film Festival. The prize includes a ‚Ç¨5000 fund towards the production of a short film plus ‚Ç¨2000 worth of equipment hire from Vast Valley.
County Galway-based James Ryan, who has previous credits as Production Manager on TG4‚Äôs IFTA-winning Fleadh TV as well as Co-Producer on Abu Media‚Äôs Garra√≠ Glas will produce the film. The film, which has the working title of An Mallacht, is a dark comedy drama based on the Mayo GAA team curse of 1951.
√ì Colla is currently Researcher and Writing Assistant on TV3‚Äôs IFTA-winning Red Rock series. He has also had previous success with R√∫ba√≠, a multi-award winning short film he wrote which was directed by Louise N√≠ Fhiannachta. √ì Colla also has been working with James Ryan on other projects and together they‚Äôve secured development funding for a TG4 comedy drama series.
Casting and a production schedule will be decided upon in the coming weeks with the film to be screened at next years Dingle International Film Festival.