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IndieCork Film Festival wraps its sixth edition

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- The award winners were announced by the festival committee after a screening of Laura Bispuri’s Daughter of Mine

IndieCork Film Festival wraps its sixth edition
l-r: Una Feely, co-director of IndieCork; Caroline Kealy, producer of Coco Dreams of Blue; and Mick Hannigan, co-director of IndieCork (© Marcin Lewandowski/soundofphotography.com)

The IndieCork Film Festival wrapped its sixth edition at the historic Gate Cinema in Cork on Sunday 14 October. This year’s winners were announced after a screening of Daughter of Mine [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laura Bispuri
film profile
]
, the second feature by Italian filmmaker Laura Bispuri, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival back in February.

This year, the Best International Short Film Award went to Maya Kosa and Sergio da Costa’s documentary Anthony, The Invisible One. The story is set in an art museum, where a guide presents a famous pictorial triptych to three audiences: sighted people, blind people, and a deaf and blind man.

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Meanwhile, Irish film and TV director Paul Duane was presented with the prestigious Spirit of IndieCork Award for his documentary feature While You Live, Shine, produced by Screenworks and revolving around the life of nostalgia lived by Chis King, an obsessive collector of 78 records and an expert in remastering them for modern ears. His sudden discovery of Epirus’ folk music leads him to travel to Greece and immerse himself in an isolated and half-forgotten land. Finally, the first Best Irish Emerging Female Director was deemed to be Caoimhe Clancy, who helmed Coco Dreams of Blue, a Canadian-Irish short film focusing on Clodagh, a millennial who gets trapped in a lift and is forced to face up to both herself and her personal issues.

Here is the complete list of award winners at the 2018 IndieCork Film Festival: 

Best International Short Film
Anthony, The Invisible One - Maya Kosa and Sergio da Costa (Switzerland/Portugal)

Best Irish Short Film
Under Growth - Eoin O’Neill (Ireland)

Best Creative Cork Short Film
The Time Emma Met Alex - Felix Castaldo (Ireland)

Ó’Bhéal Poetry Film Award
Accident de Personne - Alvaro Martin (Spain)

Spirit of IndieCork Film Award
While You Live, Shine - Paul Duane (Ireland)

Best Irish Emerging Female Director
Caoimhe Clancy – Coco Dreams of Blue (Ireland/Canada)

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