Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
28/10/2022

Pat Shortt's Short Film Wins At Newport Beach International Film Festival

News Image
Avenue Productions has announced that Pat Shortt's directorial debut, 'Warts and All' has won Best Short Narrative International Short, at Newport Beach International Film Festival 2022.

Filmed on location in Galway, 'Warts and All' was written by Michelle Lehane, developed and produced by Lee Crowley and the team at Avenue Productions, starring Danny McCafferty and Michelle Lehane.

Pat Shortt's short film follows a single thirty something, Aron, played by Danny McCafferty, as he attempts to fall in love while struggling to hide his insecurities. In describing the film director Pat Shortt said: "The essence of the story is to capture the Irish psyche, particularly the failure to emotionally engage." Speaking about the win he said: "I am absolutely thrilled with the news that ''Warts and All'' Won the Best Short Narrative International, at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It was a beautiful script, Cast, crew, and production team to work with."

Lee Crowley, producer at Avenue Productions said: "We would like to thank everyone that has voted for our short. We are honoured to receive this award from such a prestigious and special festival and congratulate all the other projects nominated in our category on their incredible work."

Warts and All will next screen at The Richard Harris Film Festival.
VMI.TV Ltd

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

20/05/2024
Côr Ifor Bach Wins Prestigious Competition
Côr Ifor Bach are the winners of the prestigious S4C choral competition Côr Cymru 2024. The choir of students from University of Wales Trinity Saint D
23/08/2007
Award Winning 'Teeth' To Open Nationwide In August
Award winning Irish short film 'Teeth', which recently scooped the Best Irish Short Film prize at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, has been selected fo
15/02/2008
Irish Shorts Make The Cut At Berlinale Film Fest
The Irish Film Board Short Cut short film 'Frankie' has won the UIP Prix Award for Best Short Film at the Berlinale Film Festival this week. Frankie,
01/06/2010
Irish Film Projects For US Festival
Four Irish projects have been officially selected to screen at the AFI/Silver Docs Film Festival which takes place in Maryland, US from 21st-27th June
06/05/2008
Irish Films Scoop Awards In New York
Irish films have scooped two awards at the Tribeca Film festival in New York. Irish actress Eileen Walsh picked up the award for Best Actress for her
12/04/2007
'White Dress' Adds To Award Collection
Short film 'The White Dress', directed by Vanessa Gildea and funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board (IFB) scooped 'The Jameson Best Short
19/09/2006
Short film wins award at Venice Film Festival
The UK Film Council is celebrating the success of its Lottery funded short film 'The Making of Parts' which has won the Prix UIP for Best European Sho
27/06/2008
Gay Film Fest Revealed
An international gay and lesbian short film prize - the Iris Prize Festival has been announced with a new award for best feature film. Organisers of t
21/06/2006
Ranelagh Arts Festival Film Committee Seek Short Film Entries
The Film Committee of the Ranelagh Arts Festival is looking to encourage entries for its inaugural forthcoming short film festival, "minicinefest". A
17/10/2007
Top Irish Film 'Shorts' For Cork Festival
A number of award-winning Irish filmmakers will present their new short films as part of the Oscailt premiere at the Cork Film Festival on 20 October.
20/11/2000
BRIEF ENCOUNTERS LAUNCH NEW AWARDS
BRIEF Encounters 2000 a short film festival held in Bristol last week showcased the best in international and national short filmmaking. Three new pre
27/08/2003
Festival Market to be held at Hull International Short Film Festival
Organisers of Hull International Short Film Festival, have announced details of the event's Festival Market. Market coordinator Richard Bartlett said:
13/12/2007
Irish Shorts Selected For Sundance Film Festival
Three Irish short films 'Farewell Packets of Ten' and 'Scoring' directed by Ken Wardrop, along with 'The Sound of People' directed by Simon Fitzmauric
21/05/2012
New Direction For 56th Bfi London Film Festival
The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express today announced two significant changes to its programme sections in advance of the
31/05/2007
Cork Film Festival Secure Corona Sponsor
Cork Film Festival has announced a major new sponsor in Barry Fitzwilliam Maxxium, importers of Corona Extra and other products. The event will now be