Cork Honors Winners, Concluding a Record-Setting Event
The 42nd Murphy's Cork Film wrapped up last week, scoring a record
attendance of over 21,000 admissions, and featuring Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm"
as the closing night film. The awards ceremony featured nine winners, all
for short films, with three other pics receiving honorable mentions. The
fest also featured its first-ever surprise film, screening Arturo
Ripstein's "Deep" earlier on the closing day.
The award for Best International Short went to "Majorettes In Space" by
French helmer David Fourier, Brit director John Smith took home the Best
European Short for "Blight" and the Best Irish Short award went to Kevin
Liddy for "A Soldier's Song". The remaining awards went as follows: The
Claire Lynch Award for Best Irish Debut Short went to "Before I Sleep" by
Paul Mercier; Best Black & White Short went to "Flying Saucer Rock'n'Roll" by
Enda Hughes (Ireland); Best Black & White Cinematography award went to
"Goodbye" by Lithuanian helmer Inesa Kurtlietyte; "Synergy" award for
Innovation to "Insight" by Georg Misch (England); Audience Award for Best
International Short-"The Signalman" by Benoit Mariage (Belgium), and the
Audience Award for Best Irish Short went to "Quando" by Declan Wrecks.