Award Winners 2016

Best Film

BY ANY MEANS - Directed by Leighton Spence

Synopsis

Mimi Wyatt – a C-list celebrity famous for her kiss and tell stories - gets kidnapped after a night-club appearance. Her kidnapper, Frank Watson, holds her hostage for a ransom of $123,000. He is a desperate man in need of cash to save his terminally ill daughter. Mimi must work out how to raise the money, but will the police believe her version of events?

Best Director

GEMMA DOORLY

The Fireman & Nurse

Synopsis

It's 1994 and teenagers Anna and Paul lock eyes and lips at their local school disco but it is a long way from then to the day-to-day of a suburban marriage. Twenty years later they seek some assistance to save their crumbling marriage and it leads them to play roles they had long dreamed of. Funny and poignant, 'The Fireman and the Nurse' explores the nature of marriage and the lengths people will go to save their 

Jimmy is a big fan of Johnny Rocco's radio slot " The Midnight Show " on WXLR.After a chance meeting with an old acquaintance Jimmy revisit's a dark period in his childhood and then set's about creating his own midnight show.

Synopsis

Best Short Film

MIDNIGHT SHOW

by Philip Cullen

Best Actor

JOHN CONNORS - Breathe

Synopsis

Breathe follows Patrick (29), a bare knuckle fighting Traveller (JOHN CONNORS) who becomes increasingly concerned with his young son Francie’s femininity.

 

The film questions how far a man is willing to defend his family name when the one threatening his legacy is his own son. Does he have the capacity to change and accept him? 

Best Actress

BROOKE BURFITT - By Any Means

Synopsis

Mimi Wyatt – a C-list celebrity famous for her kiss and tell stories - gets kidnapped after a night-club appearance. Her kidnapper, Frank Watson, holds her hostage for a ransom of $123,000. He is a desperate man in need of cash to save his terminally ill daughter. Mimi must work out how to raise the money, but will the police believe her version of events?

Best Screenplay

TELEMACHUS'76 by Kevin C. Wilson

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Award Winners 2016

Award Winners 2016

All award winners at the first ever Wexford Film Festival

Ed Asner in Blood Brothers

Ed Asner in Blood Brothers

Jonathan Togo - Blood Brothers

Jonathan Togo - Blood Brothers

Breathe

Breathe

Free Keogh's Crisps

Free Keogh's Crisps

Tom Connors & Dave McGlone

Tom Connors & Dave McGlone

Here Lies Mrs Higgins screening

Here Lies Mrs Higgins screening

Best Short Film

Best Short Film

Midnight Show director Philip Cullen with festival director Dave McGlone.

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wffschedule

Q&A Time

Q&A Time

Q&A with Midnight Show director Philip Cullen

My Mother Once Told Me

My Mother Once Told Me

Best Director

Best Director

The Fireman & Nurse director Gemma Doorly with festival director Dave McGlone.

Tom Connors in BREATHE

Tom Connors in BREATHE

Q&A Time again

Q&A Time again

Q&A with one of the stars of short film BREATHE, Tom Connors

BREATHE

BREATHE

HERE LIES MRS HIGGINS

HERE LIES MRS HIGGINS

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DEAD PAN

Best Screenplay

Best Screenplay

Best Screenplay winner, Kevin C. Wilson with festival director Dave McGlone.

The Irish Catskills

The Irish Catskills

WAIT

WAIT

Best Actor

Best Actor

Tom Connors collects Best Actor award on behalf of BREATHE co-star John Connors

THE APPAREL

THE APPAREL

BEANS

BEANS

United Guys Network

United Guys Network

Wexford Film Festival

Wexford Film Festival

Dave & Karl McGlone at Wexford Film Festival

Kevin C. Wilson

Kevin C. Wilson

Kevin Wilson, all the way from the US of A, tell us a little about his award winning script TELEMACHUS'76

Double Award Winner

Double Award Winner

By Any Means director Leighton Spence with festival director Dave McGlone.

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