Mo Dunford - Patrick

The Galway Film Fleadh announced today the five nominees for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award. They are: producer, Anne Marie Naughton for "The Canal;" actor, Moe Dunford for "Patrick's Day;" director, Niall Heery for "Gold;" actor, Tara Breathnach for "A Nightingale Falling;" and actor, Dara Devaney for "An Bronntanas." The winner will be announced at the closing night awards ceremony, which takes place in the Town Hall Theatre.

The new premieres announced are for "Patrick's Day," "Gold," "A Nightingale Falling" and "The Canal."

- Directed by Terry McMahon, "Patrick's Day" follows the story of Patrick (Moe Dunford), a warm-hearted 26-year-old virgin schizophrenic, who falls in love with a soon-to-be alcoholic air-hostess, Karen.

- A shocking journey into the unknown, 

Ivan Kavanagh's "The Canal" follows a family slowly growing a part due to suspected infidelity and nightmares of an evil presence that might live within their house.

IFTA-winning Niall Heery's new film "Gold" is an offbeat comedy on a wandering loner, Ray (played by David Wilmot) who tries to track down his estranged ex-partner (Kerry Condon) and teenage daughter played by Maisie Williams ("Game of Thrones"), so that his dying father can get to see his granddaughter one last time

- Based on the novel of the same title by PJ Curtis, "A Nightingale Falling" is a historical drama set against the backdrop of a turbulent, war-torn Ireland in the early 1920s. Starring Tara Breathnach, Muireann Bird and Gerard McCarthy, it was filmed entirely on location in Co Offaly.

The upcoming festival,
takes place from Tuesday, July 8th to Sunday, July 13th. For further details and information, log onto their website.