On Sunday July 12, 2020 the 32nd edition (and first ever online edition!) of the Galway Film Fleadh came to a close after another outstanding year of film premieres, events and discussions. The annual awards ceremony was live-streamed online before the closing film Arracht.
Speaking during the launch Maureen Kennelly Arts Council Director said, “During the last six days your sterling programme has transported us to other worlds, but you remained true to yourselves in being a platform for Irish film showcasing the work of filmmakers at all stages of their careers”.
The winners are as follows:
Short Film Awards
Best International Documentary Short : No Crying At The Dinner Table by Carol Nguyen
Best International Fiction Short: White Eye by Tomer Shushan
Best International Animation Short: To the Dusty Sea by Héloïse Ferlay
Best Debut Fiction Short: Ballast by Jesse Gilbert
Best Debut Animation Short: Dead Hands of Dublin by Leo Crowley
Oscar Qualifying Awards
The Tiernan McBride Award for Best Fiction Short in association with Network Ireland Television: The Invisible Boy by James Fitzgerald
The James Horgan Award for Best Animation Short: TOT directed by Fiona McLaughlin, Tom Getty & Aimée Kirkham Priester
Best Short Documentary Award in association with TG4: How to Fall in Love in a Pandemic by Michael-David McKernan
Individual Artist Awards
The winner of the 2020 Pitching Award is Alice McDowell for Rain Song.
Feature Film Awards
Peripheral Visions Award, in association with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture: River Tales by Julie Schroell
Best Irish Documentary: Henry Glassie: Field Work directed by Pat Collins
Best Irish First Feature: Redemption of a Rogue directed by Phillip Doherty
Best Irish Film: Redemption of a Rogue directed by Phillip Doherty
The Awards Ceremony and all other live events, Q+A’s and panel discussions from the 32nd Galway Film Fleadh are available to watch back by clicking here.