Welsh director Gareth Evans’ martial arts film The Raid was the big winner at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, picking up the Audience Award and the Dublin Film Critics Circle Best Film prize.
Nuala: A Life and Death was named Best Irish film by the Dublin Film Critics Circle, with Michael Fuith picking up the Best Actor award for his role in Markus Schleinzer’s Michael.
Greta Gerwig was named Best Actress for her role in Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress. The Best Screenplay went to Joseph Cedar’s Footnote, Best Documentary to Ron Fricke and Mark Madigson’s epic Samsara and Best Director to Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Once Upon A Time In Anatolia.
Special Jury Awards by the Critics were given to director Ivan Kavanagh for Tin Can Man, director Ruben Östlund for Play; actress Aisling Loftus for her role in Death of a Superhero and director/writersVincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi for Chicken with Plums. The annual Michael Dwyer Discovery Award was presented to Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride for his work on Silence.
Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgärd was awarded the Volta lifetime achievement award for his work in both Scandinavian and English language film, director, producer, distributor and cinema chain owner Marin Karmitz was awarded the Volta for his work promoting and supporting French independent film and Hollywood actor Al Pacino was awarded the Volta by President Michael D. Higgins for his outstanding contribution to film.
The festival closed on Sunday with a screening of Ian Fitzgibbon’s Death Of A Superhero.
Guests at the festival, which was celebrating its 10th year, included Al Pacino, Martin Sheen, Glenn Close, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Madsen, Whit Stillman, Kenneth Lonergan, Agnieszka Holland and Marjane Satrapi.
Festival director Gráinne Humphreys said: “It has been a busy, thrilling festival - with world premieres and old classics, Irish and international. Hollywood legends and emerging world talent shared their films and their passion with Irish audiences, it was a festival to remember for so many of us, better get started on next year.”