Absolutely blown away to share that I've been chosen as a Winner for the Discovery Award at the Dublin International Film Festival this year. It was an honour to just be in the mix with those wonderful creatives, I am so grateful. A massive thank you to Grainne, the jury and the programmers for a wonderful weekend. This means the world!
Commenting on the winners, the judges said:
“As jury members, we’re thrilled by the breadth of talent and skill on display from this year's 5 Lamps Discovery Awards nominees. It was a real privilege to spend time watching and carefully considering the submitted work. Although our conversation started off discussing how challenging it was to compare the different disciplines, it was clear very quickly that there were in fact three nominees we felt stood out. Writer/director/actor Laura O'Shea is someone in full control of her craft. The assured direction, pacing and lightness of touch with such a difficult topic in Wednesday's Child was particularly impressive. "
I can’t express how thrilled I am to be nominated for a Discovery Award at this year's Dublin International Film Festival. I’ve seen many people that I admire get this nod before me over the years and this really means the world.
Thank you to the festival & all involved. Big congrats to all the nominees!
Catch 'Wednesday's Child' screening as part of Shorts Programme 1 on Friday the 24th of February, 3:30pm at the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin.
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