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IFB-funded features Good Vibrations and Kelly + Victor up for BAFTAs

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Just announced this morning: Good Vibrations and Kelly + Victor, two features that were supported by the Irish Film Board, are up for BAFTAs in 2014.

Writers Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson (Good Vibrations) and writer/director Kieran Evans (Kelly + Victor) are both up for awards in the category of Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. See the full list of BAFTA nominees here. The winners will be announced at the ceremony on February 16th.

A co-production between Dublin’s Venom Films, makers of the acclaimed documentary His & Hers, and the UK-based Hot Property Films (Bodysong, I Could Read the Sky), Kelly + Victor is a haunting, candid depiction of a young couple embarking on a passionate and transgressive love affair.

Good Vibrations, directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, documents how the infamous Terry Hooley opened up a music shop and began a record label (both called Good Vibrations) at the height of the Troubles in 1970s Belfast. It was co-produced by Treasure Entertainment, Canderblinks and Revolution Films.

Both films screened at the renowned SXSW festival last year; Kelly + Victor also showed at BFI London and Good Vibrations at the Galway Film Fleadh, where it won Best Irish Feature.