discovery winners trevor whelan mia mullarkey rua meegan tj ogrady peyton

Source: Dublin International Film Festival

Discovery winners Trevor Whelan, Mia Mullarkey, Rua Meegan, TJ O’Grady Peyton

The 2018 Dublin International Film Festival braved heavy snowfall this weekend to hand out its annual Discovery Award to four rising stars in the Irish film industry.

This year’s Discovery Awards went to director Mia Mullarkey for her documentary Mother & Baby, Rua Meegan and Trevor Whelan for their work on Bordalo II: A Life of Waste, and TJ O’Grady Peyton for directing and starring in Wave

Despite going ahead with the awards ceremony at Dublin’s Light House Cinema on March 5, many of the festival’s screenings had to be rescheduled to later dates between March 9-12 because for the extreme weather.

This weekend Glasgow Film Festival also had to cancel the majority of its programming due to inclement weather.

The ceremony wrapped with the presentation of the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards.

Xavier Legrand’s Custody took home the award for best film, and best Irish film went to The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid, directed by Feargal Ward.

In the directing categories, Chloe Zhao received the top prize for her work on The Rider, and Rebecca Daly scored best Irish director for Good Favour

See the full list of winners below: 

  • DFCC BEST FILM: Custody
  • DFCC BEST DIRECTOR: Chloé Zhao, The Rider
  • DFCC BEST IRISH DIRECTOR: Rebecca Daly, Good Favour
  • DFCC BEST SCREENPLAY:  Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here
  • DFCC BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Monika Lenczewska, Under the Tree
  • DFCC BEST ACTOR: Charlie Plummer, Lean on Pete
  • DFCC BEST ACTRESS: Charlotte Rampling, Hannah
  • DFCC BEST IRISH FILM: The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid
  • DFCC GEORGE BYRNE MAVERICK AWARD:  Stephen Rea – Black ‘47
  • DFCC EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT: Bill Morrison, Dawson City: Frozen Time
  • DFCC JURY PRIZE: Warwick Davis, Sweet Country
  • DFCC JURY PRIZE: Kathleen Hepburn, Never Steady, Never Still
  • DFCC JURY PRIZE: Jian Liu, Have a Nice Day
  • DFCC JURY PRIZE: Ryan Killackey, Yasuni Man

Read more: Glasgow and Dublin film festivals disrupted by severe snow