Kara wins at Dare Media Awards

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Last week the Dare Media Underground Short Film Festival was held down in cork. A week long showcase of some of the best emerging talent in the country, its fast becoming a go-to event in the Irish Film Calender. Screening among the wide selection of shorts was Traolach O’Murchu’s Kara and I’m delighted to say it ended up picking up the festivals top prize, the coveted Best Drama award at a ceremony last weekend. This is the film’s third major award after picking up gongs in Hamilton, Canada and in Edinburgh Bootleg Festival. I’m delighted to have been a part of the film and I wish it more success in the future. Not satisified with picking up the Best Drama award, Traolach’s other short, which he made in his new Canadian base went onto win Best Documentary short. A proud Corkonian, he is as you would imagine delighted with the hometown double victory. Well deserved Traolach buddy.
Also thrilled to see Stauma amongst the winners, as its produced by another good buddy Eamon de Staic. Well done Eamon!

Lead actress Laura Erangey collects award for Kara
Lead actress Laura Erangey collects award for Kara

Here is the list of the winners from the festival

BEST DRAMA
Kara – Traolach O’Murchu

Nominated:

Pure View – Lisa Bolton, Vuur – Daniel Butler & Luke Sweetman

BEST SPANISH SHORT
Potasio – Marina Seresesky

Nominated:

Mi Ojo Derecho – Josecho De Linares, No Respires – Ricky Merino

BEST DOCU/ EXPERIMENTAL
Gordie – Traolach O’Murchu

Nominated:

Jeff Linares – Kamil Krolak, Afraid of What I Would Write – James O’Leary

BEST LOCAL
Handsome Shadows – Mark Cogan / Barzakh – Donogh McCarthy Morrogh

Nominated:

The Last Round – Conor Dwane, Calling – Shane Twomey, Searching For 10 – Sean Breathnach

BEST HORROR/ SCI-FI
The Gloaming – Sean Smith

Nominated:

Romantic Hideaway – Andrew T Wright, The Umbrella Factory – Lexie & Nick Trivunda

BEST INTERNATIONAL
El Rastrillo Se Quiere Comprometer – Santi Veiga

Nominated:

The Legend of Johnny King – Jonathan Courtney, Ngutu – Felipe Del Olmo & Daniel Valler

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Ready For War – Mook Vignes

Nominated:

Shakier – Oisin McCoille , Dog Gone Crazy – Ruan Grant

BEST NATIONAL SHORT
Stuama – Paul Webster

Nominated:

Isolation – Patrick Thompson, Where The Ships Came In – Samuel Steele

BEST ACTOR
Shane Casey for The Handsome Shadows

Nominated:

Mick Fitzgerald for Where The Ships Came In, Alex Pratt for Mi Ojo Derecho

BEST ACTRESS
George Hanover for the Beauty of Ballybrack

Nominated:

Elisa lledo for Potasio, Pagan McGrath for Romantic Hideaway

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