Magazine article Screen International

Run & Jump Wins at Galway

Magazine article Screen International

Run & Jump Wins at Galway

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Steph Green's Run & Jump has picked up the Best Irish Feature Award at the Galway Film Fleadh.

The film, produced by Samson Films, Bavaria Pictures and Senator Film München and directed by the Oscar-nominated Green, also picked up the Best First Irish Feature prize.

George Kane's Discoverdale won the award for Best International Feature while Boy Eating The Bird's Food, from Greece's Ektoras Lygizos, won Best International First Feature.

Vico Nikci's Coming Home won Best Irish Feature Documentary and was also named Best Human Rights Documentary in association with Amnesty International.

Plot For Peace from Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson was named Best International Feature Documentary.

Galway's Bingham Ray New Talent Award in association with Magnolia Pictures was given to Kelly Thornton for her performance in Lance Daly'sLife's A Breeze, which received its world premiere at Galway.

The festival's Pitching Award was given to Jacinta Owens for her project, C-Me 2020.

Shorts winners

A qualifying festival for the Academy Awards' short film category, Galway recognized a range of shorts. Winners included:

Eoin Duffy's The Missing Scarf (The James Horgan Award for Best Animation in association with Telegael);

Rory Kerr's That's Not Supposed to Happen (Best First Animation Award in association with Cartoon Saloon);

Louise Ni Fhiannachta's Rubai (The Best First Short Drama in association with Mazars);

Tom Sullivan and Feidhlim Cannon's Mechanic (The Tiernan MacBride Award for Best Short Drama in association with Network Ireland Television);

Laura McCann's The End of The Counter (The Best Short Documentary Award in Association with Teach Solas).

Galway Hooker awards - the festival's highest accolade - were given to Saoirse Ronan, who had earlier participated in a public interview, and former Irish Film Board chair James Morris.

Ireland's president Michael D Higgins attended the event and gave Miriam Allen, managing director and co-founder of the Galway Film Fleadh, a surprise award for her ongoing commitment and dedication to the Irish film industry.

Local and intl screenings

Galway's 25th edition kicked off on July 9 with Roger Gual's Spanish-Irish co-productionTasting Menu and saw a range of local and international work screening. …

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