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INDIECORK 2019 Awards

The New Music by Chiara Viale snags the Spirit of IndieCork Film Award

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- IndieCork’s victors were announced by the festival committee after a screening of Ian Fitzgibbon's comedy Dark Lies the Island

The New Music by Chiara Viale snags the Spirit of IndieCork Film Award
Festival co-director Úna Feely during the awards ceremony at Cork's Gate Cinema (© Marcin Lewandowski/soundofphotography.com)

It's a wrap for the seventh edition of the IndieCork Film Festival, Ireland's leading event celebrating the world of independent cinema and music. This edition came to an end with the screening of the closing film, Ian Fitzgibbon's comedy Dark Lies the Island, which took place at the historic Gate Cinema in Cork yesterday.

The prestigious Spirit of IndieCork Film Award went to Chiara Viale's debut feature, The New Music [+see also:
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. The Italian filmmaker penned and directed the story of Adrian (played by Dublin-born actor Cilléin McEvoy), a talented pianist whose life starts to fall apart after he is diagnosed with Young-onset Parkinson's Disease.

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Meanwhile, the Best International Short Film Award went to Marion Lacourt's Sheep, Wolf and a Cup of Tea. The 12-minute animated short centres on a boy who summons a wolf from the bottom of a box hidden under his bed.

Here is the complete list of award winners at the 2019 IndieCork Film Festival:

Best International Short Film
Sheep, Wolf and a Cup of Tea - Marion Lacourt (France)

Best Irish Short Film
Starry Night – Emma Smith (Ireland)

Best Creative Cork Short Film
Swansong – Ignas Laugalis (Ireland)

Ó’Bhéal Poetry Film Award
Virginia Gave Me Roses – Fiona Aryan (Ireland)

Spirit of IndieCork Film Award
The New Music [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
– Chiara Viale (Ireland)

Best Irish Emerging Female Director
Rachel Fitzgerald – Bubbles (Ireland)

Ronan Phelan Script Award
Tania Notaro – Boxed (Ireland)

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