Discovery Award

The festival has focussed a spotlight on emerging Irish talent since 2008. The programme now offers unique mentoring opportunities with Festival guests as well as networking opportunities.

Discovery Award recipients to date

TJ O'Grady Peyton
2018

TJ O'Grady Peyton

Trevor Whelan
2018

Trevor Whelan

Rua Meegan
2018

Rua Meegan

Mia Mullarkey
2018

Mia Mullarkey

John Connors
2017

John Connors

Niamh Algar
2017

Niamh Algar

(Actress)

Vincent Gallagher
2017

Vincent Gallagher

(Director)

Barry Keoghan
2016

Barry Keoghan

(Actor)

Jack O’Shea
2016

Jack O’Shea

(Director/Animator)

Kathryn Kennedy
2016

Kathryn Kennedy

(Producer)

2014

Donal Foreman

(Director)

2012

Pat Collins

(Director)

2012

Brian Byrne

(Film Composer)

2012

Ian Fitzgibbon

(Director)

2011

Juanita Wilson

(Director)

2011

David O’Reilly

(Animator)

2011

Aidan Gillen

(Actor)

2010

Darren Healy

(Actor)

2010

Conor Horgan

(Director)

2010

Kate McCullough

(Cinematographer)

2009

Cartoon Saloon

(Irish Animation Company)

2009

Margaret Corkery

(Writer/Director)

2008

Ken Wardrop

(Director)

2008

Margo Harkin

(Producer)

2008

Tim Fleming

(Director of Photography)