Award Winners at ADIFF17

The 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival drew to a close on Sunday February 26th after a remarkable 11 days celebrating the best of Irish and World cinema. The award winners in the various categories are below.

AUDI-ence Award

The Farthest (Feature Documentary)

The prestigious AUDI-ence award is voted for entirely by the audience.  

Discovery Award

Niamh Algar - (actress – Without Name, Pebbles, Gone)
John Connors - (actor – Breathe, The Secret Scripture)
Vincent Gallagher - (Writer/Director – Second to None).
 
The 2017 ADIFF Discovery Award Jury was:

Juanita Wilson - Director
Seána Kerslake - Actor
Jason Foran -  Producer
Aidan Greene - Deputy CEO of Core Media
  
Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards
   
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, Wulu
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

The 2017 Dublin Film Critics' Circle Jury was:

DFCC President Tara Brady (Irish Times)
Brogen Hayes (Movies.ie)
Nicola Timmins (Average Film Reviews)
Paul Whitington (Irish Independent)
John Maguire (Sunday Business Post)
David Turpin (No More Workhorse)
Donald Clarke (Irish Times)
Gavin Burke (Entertainment.ie)

Fantastic Flix Award
 
Best Fantastic Flix Feature - Zip & Zap and the Captain’s Island 
Best Fantastic Flix Feature and 
Best Fantastic Flix Short – Litterbugs

The 2017 Fantastic Flix Children's Jury* was:

Naoise Byrne
Saoirse Cannon
Abbie Cassidy
Adam Falegan
Eve Gannon
Ella Gannon
Lee Geoghegan
Grace Hickey
Rowan Moore
Kian McCluskey
Kelly Ogan
Ollie West

*As part of our partnership with The Ark, Dublin, their Children's Council became the Fantastic Flix Children's Jury for the duration of the festival.

Shorts Awards
  
Best International Short - Speechless
International Special Mention - Super Sex
Best Irish Short – Lily
Irish Special Mention – Breathe
Audience Award for Short Film – The Nation Holds Its Breath

The 2017 ADIFF Shorts Jury was:

Esther McCarthy - Freelance Film Critic
Trish Long, Vice- President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company (Ireland)
Mark Adams, Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival
Cathal Gaffney, Managing Director of Brown Bag Films