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 DIFF 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).

2018 Winners

DFCC Best Film – Custody
DFCC Best Director - Chloé Zhao, The Rider
DFCC Best Irish Director - Rebecca Daly, Good Favour
DFCC Best Screenplay - Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here
DFCC Best Cinematography - Monika Lenczewska, Under the Tree
DFCC Best Actor - Charlie Plummer, Lean on Pete
DFCC Best Actress - Charlotte Rampling, Hannah
DFCC Best Documentary - So Help Me God
DFCC Best Irish Film - The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid
DFCC Michael Dwyer Discovery Award - Coralie Fargeat, Revenge
DFCC George Byrne Maverick Award - Stephen Rea – Black 47
DFCC Extraordinary Achievement - Bill Morrison, Dawson City: Frozen Time
DFCC Jury Prize - Warwick Davis, Sweet Country
DFCC Jury Prize - Kathleen Hepburn, Never Steady, Never Still
DFCC Jury Prize - Jian Liu, Have a Nice Day
DFCC Jury Prize - Ryan Killackey, Yasuni Man