The Weather Report nominated for 3 awards at LFF14

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Last year I edited my brothers short film ‘The Weather Report’. The film has its world premiere this coming saturday as part of the Belfast Film Festival. As well as that exciting prospect, the film was also recently accepted into the fifth annual Limerick Film Festival.
This year the festival, run by editor Simon Maguire, has expanded out from its LIT origins and into the city as part of Limericks City of Culture status. The festival has several strings to its bow, Professional equipment and industry workshops, Film screenings, Guest speaker talks and Keynote speeches as well as an infamous Short Film Awards Night.
Last week they announced the nominations for the short film awards. I’m delighted that ‘The Weather Report’ was nominated in 3 categories; Best Director; Best Camera;Best Overall. It would be great for everyone involved in the film if it were to pick up an award but especially for my brother Paul who directed the film.

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Full nominations below




Official Selection Camera

Official Selection LIGHTING

Official Selection SOUND

Official Selection EDITING

Official Selection ACTING

Official Selection SCRIPT - STORY

Official Selection DIRECTOR

Official Selection FACTUAL

Official Selection ARTISTIC


Official Selection DRAMA

Official Selection INTERNATIONAL

Bergmann gets IFTA nod and other news

Delighted to say that the IFTA Short film nominations were announced last night and among them was a nod for The Last Days of Peter Bergmann. Coupled with last weeks nominations its been a pretty amazing week. Also among those nominations is a nod for Rubai which was directed by ‘Páidi Ó’Sé…‘ director Louise Ni Fhiannachta, so I was delighted for her as well.

As you may know Bergmann played at Sundance earlier this year and after one of the screenings director Ciaran Cassidy took part in a Q&A which was filmed and you can watch below.

Bergmann also played last week at the True/False festival in Michigan

In other festival news.
‘When Ali Came to Ireland’ played at the Toronto Irish Film Festival last weekend and went down a storm apparently

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The Short Film ‘The Weather Report’ which was directed by my brother Paul and which I had the great pleasure of editing has been selected to have its world premiere at the upcoming Belfast Film Festival at the start of April which is great news.

The documentary ‘One Ocean:No Limits’ that I co-edited last year with filmmaker Sarah McCann screens this coming Sunday in San Francisco as the closing film of the Ocean Film Festival. It also has a few more festival screenings in the next few months before its screening on RTE later this year.

The US Version of ‘Men at Lunch’ which I did some work on also screened in San Fran this week as part of the Irish American crossroads festival

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The aforementioned ‘Páidi Ó’Sé: Rí an Phároiste’ will screen as part of the Dingle Film Festival this St.Patricks day weekend. I’m planning on making it down for this years event for what should be a special screening. The film is showing at 8:00am on our national holiday right after the country’s earliest parade. There is also talk of an Irish breakfast happening before, after or during the screening. I’m hoping for all three options. ‘Bergmann’ is also playing at this festival.