Winning Films 2014

The Director of DAFF plans to write down all the events that led to the festival finding a new ‘home’ in the Pavilion Theatre, when she has the time! It was a terrific year and the short film ‘ANYA’ which was a short directed by Damien O’Connor of Brown Bag Films for an Irish Childrens’ charity which won a lot of hearts and minds. The winner of the inaugural ‘Audience Choice Award’ was Rob Cullen of Boulder Media, with his comedy ‘Fresh Cut Grass’.

 

BEST IRISH SHORT FILM

JOINT WINNER

Coda
Alan Holly, andMapsandPlans Animation, Dublin

The Ledge End of Phil (from Accounting)
Paul O’Muiris, Cartoon Saloon, Kilkenny

HONOURABLE MENTION

Fresh Cut Grass
Robert Cullen, Boulder Media

 

COMMUNITY RECOGNITION CATEGORY

ANYA
Damien O’Connor, Brown Bag Films, Smithfield, Dublin.

HONOURABLE MENTION

Fairyland Forest
Mary Kinsella and “That’s Life” project participants – Brothers of Charity, Galway.

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

WINNERS

Elephants with Bicycles
Olesya Shchukina, Folimage, France.

HONOURABLE MENTION

JOINT WINNERS

Tall Tales Part 2
Jon Turner, Kilogramme Animation, UK.

El Canto
by Ines Sedan, Le Films Harlequin, France.

 

BEST IRISH STUDENT SHORT FILM

WINNER

Wounded
Helga Kristjana Bjarnadottir, Gavin Fullerton, Julie Rush, Irish Animation School, BCFE

HONOURABLE MENTION

Shoot
Rory Conway, Irish Animation School, BCFE.

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

The Prize Inside
Reece Porter and Sarah Chunghee Kambara of Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida, USA.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Missing U
by Brooke Wagstaff of Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida, USA.

The Mist is Coming in
by Sophie Racine, ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels. Belgium.

 

BEST FILM BY AN UNDER 18 YEAR OLD

The Battle of Ravenwind – the Right to Radios
“Fighting Words” in association with Brown Bag Films.

HONOURABLE MENTION

Love Steak
Colaiste Pobail Osrai , Kilkenny, in association with Paper Panthers and Cartoon Saloon.

 

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Fresh Cut Grass
Robert Cullen, Boulder Media.

BEST FEATURE

Cheatin’
by Bill Plympton, Plymptoons.
New York, USA.