Fingal Film Festival announces its shortlisted nominations for the Award Night on the 27th Sept 2015. The event kicks off at 8pm at the Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport, hosted by comedian Eric Lalor.

The award night for us at Fingal Film Festival is recognition of the passion and dedication of Independent Filmmakers from Ireland and abroad, as their achievements are celebrated amongst fellow filmmakers, says Dave Byrne – Creative Director of the Festival.

The event itself will be full of entertainment, as comedian Eric Lalor takes to the stage offering us a humorous insight into his slant on the world of Independent Filmmaking. The night will also see emerging local Fingal Band “Elevation Falls” take to the stage before the official awards ceremony, followed by live DJ late into the night.

The Nominations for this years awards are:

Best Documentary 2015

Deanta As Adhmad – Student film – ITT – Ire – Dir: Sarah McGuirk
Where is my Ladies -Student film – DKIT – Ire – Dir : Eiméar Howard & Kinga Grabarczyk
Bó– Student Doc Film – IADT – Dir : Ire – Oisin Bickley
Tonn Nua – Student Doc Film – DKIT – Dir : Ire – Niall Clery & Peter McKeown

Outstanding Achievement Award 2015
7 Days in Syria – Documentary – Syria – Dir: Robert Rippberger

Best Feature Film 2015
The Kids from the Marx and Engels Street – Dir : Nikola Vukcevic – Montenegro
La Vie Nous Appartient – Dir : Alex K.Lee – Austria

Best Student Film 2015

Bó – Student Doc Film – Ire – Dir : Oisin Bickley – IADT
Mouth Shut – Student Short –Spain Dir : Anna Farré Añó – ESCAC
Synthetica – Student Short – UK – Dir: Alex Falconer – Falmouth University
The Hiding – Student Short – Ire Dir: Séan Donnellan – DIT

Best Short Film

The Hiding – Dir : Séan Donnellan – Ireland
Solitaire – Dir: Gerard Walsh – Ireland
Spacer – Dir: Jeda De Bri – Ireland
Er Und Sie – Dir: Marco Gadge – Germany
Trouble with Lucie – Dir: Lionel Kaplan – France

Best International Film 2015

Die Ratte – Dir: Anja Gurres – Germany
Er Und Sie – Dir: Marco Gadge – Germany
The Veteran Hour – Dir: Hamlet Sarkissian & Donatella Gomelsky Guchard – USA

Best Animation 2015
Deadly – Dir: Aidan McAteer – Ireland
Cuerdas – Dir: Pedro Solis Garcia – Spain
Potrait of a Wind Up Maker – Dir : Dario Pèrez – Spain

Scannán Gaeilge is Fearr 2015
Cead Ghra – Dir: Brian Deane – Ireland
An Cat – Dir: Helen Flanagan – Ireland

Best Fingal Newcomer Media Award 2015
Brenda – Dir: Mattel Bertoli – Ireland
Where My Ladies – Student doc DKIT – Ire Dir Eimear Howard

Tickets for sceenings, workshops and award night can be purchased at http://fingalfilmfestival.tickets.ie or at any SUPERVALU or Centra outlets. Or if you are around Swords Pavillions on Friday the 27th September, keep an eye out for Q102, as they are giving away free tickets on the day.