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Boston Festival Celebrates Irish Filmmakers

12 April 2010 6:19 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

Irish craft was celebrated at the 11th Annual Irish Film Festival Boston recently where organisers hosted the New England premiere of Gabriel Byrne's 'Stories from Home' which was attended by the veteran Irish actor and the feature docs 'The Yellow Bittern' and 'The Bass Player: Song for Dad' where both respective directors, Alan Gilsenan and Niall McKay were present. The Festival lineup also included a preview screening of Tom Hall's feature 'Wide Open Spaces'. Alan Gilsenan (The Asylum) was joined at the screening of 'The Yellow Bittern – The Life and Times of Liam Clancy' by Robbie O'Connell, the nephew of the late Irish ballad singer Liam Clancy, whose life is celebrated in the film. Furthermore Irish actress, Laura Way attended the screening of her short film directorial debut, 'Sugar Stick' which screened as part of the New Irish Shorts Program. »

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2010 Slamdance: Award Winners

30 January 2010 8:00 AM, PST | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The 16th annual Slamdance Film Festival just wrapped up in Park City and gave out 10 awards to 12 films and 1 screenplay. There are jury awards, audience awards and two sponsored awards. Out of the 91 films that screened this year, here’s the full list of award winners:

Grand Jury Awards

Grand Jury Sparky Award for Best Narrative Film

Snow and Ashes, dir. Charles-Olivier Michaud

Special Jury Mention: One Hundred Mornings, dir. Conor Horgan

Grand Jury Sparky Award for Best Documentary Film

American Jihadist, dir. Mark Claywell

Grand Jury Sparky Award for Best Animated Short

Seed, dir. Ben Richardson and Daniel Bird

Grand Jury Sparky Award for Best Narrative Short

Prvi Dan Mira (First Day of Peace), dir. Mirko Rucnov

Special Jury Mention for a short documentary film: Bout That Bout, dir. Nico Sabenorio

Audience Awards

Audience Sparky Award for Best Narrative Film

The Wild Hunt, dir. Alexandre Franchi

Audience Sparky Award »

- Mike Everleth

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