International Federation of Film Societies (FICC) Jury at Galway Film Fleadh 2018

International Federation of Film Societies (FICC) Jury at Galway Film Fleadh 2018

For the 8th year, an International Federation of Film Societies (FICC) Jury has awarded the Don Quijote Prize to the Best Irish Animated Short Film at the Galway Film Fleadh.

The International Federation of Film Societies / Federation Internationale des Cine-clubs (IFFS/FICC) awards the Don Quijote prize at international festivals worldwide.

In Galway the prize is awarded in the category of Irish Animated Short Film by a three-person international jury.

The 2018 jurors were Sebastiano Caroni from Switzerland, Karoline Hovsengen from Norway and Thomas Zechner from Ireland.


After some lively deliberation, the jury awarded the Don Quijote Prize at the Galway Film Fleadh 2018 to:

Yunshí

Director: James W. Griffiths
Producer: Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly

Synopsis
A tiny sphere falls to Earth from space, then searches for signs of her own kind. When confronted with the rejection of her existence, she uses her ingenuity to get to a friendly face in the night sky, where she encounters challenges she could never have imagined.


The jury also gave a special mention to:

The Wiremen

Director: Jessica Patterson
Producer: Dave Minogue

Synopsis
When electricity is first brought to rural Ireland, a six-year-old girl believes an actual faerie has entered her home with ‘the Light’. Her attempts at capturing it unwittingly cause a blackout and ultimately summons the sinister, ghoulish creatures who haunt the surrounding countryside.