Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Awards

Presented with the support of Limelight Communications

A chance to meet Ireland’s film critics as they announce their picks for Best Film, Best Director, Best Irish Film, Best Documentary and Best Performances from the ADIFF programme and review the highlights from the Festival. 

2018 Jury

Ireland’s professional film critics will announce their awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Irish Film, Best Documentary and Best Performances from ADIFF’s 2018 line-up.
This year’s jury is comprised of Brogen Hayes (movies.ie), Cara O’ Doherty (Evening Echo), Chris Wasser (Herald), Daniel Anderson, David Turpin (No More Workhorse), Donald Clarke (Irish Times), Gavin Burke (entertainment.ie), John Maguire (Sunday Business Post), Nicola Timmins (Average Film Reviews), Paul Whitington (Irish Independent), and Tara Brady (Irish Times).

2017 Winners


DFCC Best Film - Aquarius
DFCC Best Actress – Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
DFCC Best Actor - Sherwan Haji, The Other Side of Hope
DFCC Best Director – Lav Diaz, The Woman Who Left
DFCC Best Cinematography - M. David Mullen, The Love Witch
DFCC Best Screenplay - Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, Glory
DFCC Best Irish Feature – Handsome Devil
DFCC Best Irish Documentary – The Farthest
DFCC Best Documentary – I Am Not Your Negro
DFCC Jury Prize - Kristopher Avedisian, Donald Cried
DFCC Jury Prize –  Daouda Coulibaly, Wùlu
DFCC Jury Prize – My Life as a Courgette
DFCC Jury Prize - The Transfiguration
DFCC George Byrne Maverick Award – Emer Reynolds
DFCC Michael Dwyer Discovery Award - Blue Teapot cast - Sanctuary