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Sci-fi movie scoops top prize at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

The critics have chosen the best films and performances from the 11th annual Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Drumroll please…


THE DUBLIN FILM Critics Circle has chosen the award winners at the 11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

The Best Film Award went to hallucinatory science fiction film Vanishing Waves, while joint US and Irish project Babygirl won Best Irish Feature.

Aleksey Vertkov took the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Ivan Naidenov in White Tiger, a film about an invulnerable tank during World War II; Dilan Aksut received Best Actress for Night of Silence, in which a Turkish newlywed fears consummation so tells her husband stories to distract him.

The jury also named Claire Dix as this year’s recipient of the Michael Dwyer Discovery Award. Claire directed Broken Song, a documentary about three street poets and hip-hop artists from North Dublin.

This year’s Critics Circle was composed of Daniel Anderson (Click), Paul Byrne (, Brogen Hayes (Spin FM), John Maguire (Sunday Business Post), Nicola Timmins (Average Film Reviews), Dave O’Mahony (Access Cinema), Donald Clarke (Irish Times) and DFCC president Tara Brady (Irish Times).

The 10 day festival, which started on February 14th, ended last night.

The complete list of winners:

Best Film: Vanishing Waves

Best Director: Mikhail Segal (Short Stories)

Best Actor: Aleksey Vertkov (White Tiger)

Best Actress: Dilan Aksut (Night of Silence)

Best Cinematography: Beyond The Hills

Best Irish Documentary: Get The Picture

Best Debut: Maja Milos (Clip)

Best Screenplay: Oriol Paulo (The Body)

Best Documentary: Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Best Irish Feature: Baby Girl

Special Jury Award: Blanca Nieves

Special Jury Award: After Lucia

Special Jury Award: The King of Pigs

The Michael Dwyer Discovery Award: Claire Dix (Broken Song)

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