CPI and ICAD have joined together to bring us the Young Directors Awards 2016. Following an open submission process we now have the finalists for the Awards ceremony, which will be held in Dublin’s Sugar Club on February 23rd.

The nominees include some of the finest up-and-coming directorial talents in the land, ranging from directors of award-winning shorts like James Fitzgerald, Maria-Elena Doyle, Dave Tynan, and Ciaran Dooley to those involved in producing iconic and memorable commercials such as Kate Dolan and Phillip Montgomery. These have been broken down into 5 categories, Film School Work, Music Videos, Test/Spec Commercial, Commercial Work, and Short Film.

The competition’s aim is to find, award and nurture the best of the up and coming directors in Ireland today. The organisers have been blown away by the response to the inaugural Young Directors Awards and look forward to welcoming all the nominees and guest to the Sugar Club on 23 February. Tickets are ‚Ǩ10, with booking available though aisling@icad.ie.

The following work has been shortlisted for an award:

Film School Work

James Fitzgerald – Skunky Dog
Tom Reynolds – Model Life
Eve Banahan – Braid
Ciaran Dooley – I’ve Been a Sweeper
Ciaran Dooley – The Great Wide Open
Sandy Kennedy – Paradise versus The Paradiso Effect
Ciaran Hickey – The Boy Murder
Hanan Dirya – Diving Within
Lochlainn McKenna – Pockets
Jon Barton – Grey Area

Music Videos

Finn Keenan – Enemies: Play Fire
Bob Gallagher – Girl Band: Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?
Bob Gallagher – Girl Band: Paul
Jason Branagan – Radio Room: Nobody Told You
Finn Keenan – The Strypes: Scumbag City Blues
Kevin McGloughlin – Villages of Ether

Test/Spec Commercial

Laura Way – Changeling (TV Promo)
Dermot Malone – Blind
Fergal Costello – Doritos: Meet My Partner!
David Magnier – Flashback
Luke Sweetman – Music is my Power

Commercial Work

Kate Dolan – GAA Be There All The Way
Finn Keenan – Run With It
Anthony Assad – Sightsavers’ ‘Snap a Sight’ Competition Promo
Johnny Cullen – Cula 4 for TG4
Bob Gallagher – Nightmare
Stephen Walsh – Bonagrew – Comae to Land
Phillip Montgomery – Guinness ‘Manifesto’
Phillip Montgomery – The Gathering
Danann Breathnach – Place 2 Be

Short Film

Dave Tynan – Rockmount
Ger Duffy – Little Bear
Hugh O’Connor – Children & Animals
Benjamin Cleary – Stutterer
Adam Patterson – The River
Peter O’Brien – Rose
Kristina Yee – Miss Todd
Ross Killeen – RBMA – Terri Hooley
Simon Brown – Traveler
James Doherty – Breathe
Lochlainn McKenna – Pockets
Bob Gallagher – Zephra
Maria-Elena Doyle – Meniscus
Maria-Elena Doyle – Inorganic
Ian Hunt Duffy – Gridlock
Sean Donnellan – The Hiding

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