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In a celebration of independent established and emerging filmmakers both nationally and from around the globe, the 2017 Fingal Film Festival screened a broad and exciting range of feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation at Swords Castle last weekend, August 11th until August 13th.The festival opened to a Irish Premiere of ‘Knights of the Damned’ courtesy of High Flyers Dist UK from the Producers of Game of Thrones .

Eight prestigious Fingal Film Festival awards have been announced. ‘It’s been an exciting sixth year” said Liz Kenny, Festival Managing Director “The quality and range of submissions this year has been fantastic. As a young festival we have come a long way and it is so encouraging for our future growth and direction. The support has been overwhelming from both the film industry and our audiences. The local goodwill and enthusiasm here in Fingal has been truly amazing, a special big thank you to all our volunteers, they all have worked so incredibly hard’.
The winners of Fingal Film & Arts Festival 2017

Best Feature
• WINNER: Autumn Kiss
Director: Audrey Goulbev

Best Fingal Newcomer
• WINNER: Gridlock
Director: Ian Hunt Duffy

Best Documentary
• WINNER: Art Connect
Director: Miquel Galofre

Best Short
• WINNER: Homecoming
Director: Sinead O’Loughlin

Best Student Film
• WINNER: Dirty Laundry
Director: Graham Bollard

Best Animation
• WINNER: A Terrible Hullabaloo
Director: Ben O’Connor

Scannán na hÉireann
• WINNER: An Mhallacht
Director: James Ryan

Best International
• WINNER: Cleo
Director: Julie Navarro

Fingal Film Festival was established in 2012 to provide a platform for local, national and international emerging filmmakers, offering encouragement and promotion of new work. The Festival connects emerging voices in film with industry experts and independent creative filmmakers from around the world.

Fingal Film Festival would like to thank their Main Sponsor Fingal County Council, also our other sponsors: RTÉ Supporting the Arts, Swords Express, Foras na Gaeilge, BAI, Screen Training Ireland and Dominos Pizza.