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YDA’s 2016

23rd February 2016

CPI and ICAD joined together to launch the Young Directors Awards 2016. Our aim was to find, award and nurture the best up and coming directors in Ireland today. We were blown away by the response to the inaugural YDAs – we received a huge number of entries and the standard was incredible. The work was judged by industry legends Dylan Cotter, Kieron Walsh, Janet Traynor and Babs Chaney. The YDAs 2016 culminated with an award ceremony in The Sugar Club on 23rd February 2016.

We’d like to wish a huge congratulations to all of the 2016 YDA winners …

Short Films

Winner – Benjamin Cleary, Stutterer
Second place – Adam Patterson, The River
Special Mention for Craft – Kristina Yee, Miss Todd

Film School Work

Winner – Ciaran Hickey, The boy murderer
Second place – Eve Banahan, Braid
Special Mention – James Fitzgerald, Skunky Dog

Test/Spec Commercial

Winner – David Magnier, Flashback
Second place – Fergal Costello, Meet my partner!
Special Mention – Laura Way, Changeling TV Promo

Commercial Work

Winner – Danann Breathnach, Place 2 be
Second place – Bob Gallagher, Nightmare
Special Mention – Finn Keenan, Run with it

Music Videos

Winner – Finn Keenan, Scumbag City Blues (The Strypes)
Second place – Bob Gallagher, Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage? (Girl Band)
Special Mention – Finn Keenan, Play Fire (Enemies)