JDIFF announce recipients of this year’s Volta Awards
Ciarán Hinds, Patricia Clarkson and Kristin Scott Thomas to receive Voltas at the 8th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
The Volta is the JDIFF Career Achievement Award, and this year the festival is delighted to recognise the outstanding acting talent of Ciarán Hinds, Patricia Clarkson and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys commented: ‘This year, we have three of the world’s greatest screen actors accepting the Volta Award. Equally comfortable on stage and screen, all three honourees move effortlessly between charismatic leading roles and scene stealing supporting turns, they light up the screen in every role. It is a huge honour to welcome Ciarán Hinds, Patricia Clarkson and Kristin Scott Thomas to the festival to present their new films and to accept our festival tribute.’
The Volta awards are named after Ireland’s first dedicated cinema, the Volta Picture Theatre, which was located on Mary Street in Dublin and was established by James Joyce in 1909. Each year, the festival organisers identify key members of the international filmmaking community whose work has been admired and whose contribution to world cinema deserves to be celebrated. The Voltas allow the festival to pay tribute to those who have made a major contribution to the film industry throughout their career and are delighted with this year’s recipients. Previous recipients have included Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Day Lewis, Gabriel Byrne, Thierry Fremaux and Paulo Sorrentino.
Ciarán Hinds will receive the award at the end of the screening of Life During Wartime on Saturday 20th February; Patricia Clarkson will receive the award at the end of the screening of Cairo Time on Tuesday 23rd February, and Kristin Scott Thomas will receive the award at the end of the screening of Partir on Friday 26th February.
The 8th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival takes place from the 18th – 28th February and Presenting over 100 films from over 30 countries, with archive and premiere screenings, special guests, discussions and unique events, all over an action packed 11 days.
The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival is grant aided by The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon and would also like to acknowledge support from its funders and sponsors The Irish Film Board/ Bord Scannán na hÉireann, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, The Irish Times The Ticket, Cineworld, The Merrion Hotel, Renault, Entertainment.ie, Windmill Lane and FM104.
The box office for JDIFF is located in Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.