Stories From Isolation Winners Announced
The winners for the Stories From Isolation competition have been announced at a live online ceremony this afternoon, attended by An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Una Power.
Over 100 submissions were entered into the competition and 22 films were shortlisted to go forward to a final adjudication. Of the 22 finalists, the following 5 films were selected for awards:
- 1st Place: ‘His Car’ by Mark Lynch – 1st year Film
- 2nd Place: ‘Immune’ by Aisling Keogh – 1st year Film
- 3rd Place: ‘Close Proximity’ by Tori Keegan – 2nd year New Media Studies
- 4th Place: ‘Losing my Marbles’ by Killian O’Boyle – 1st year New Media Studies
- Special Mention Award: ‘Hope’ by Daniel Sedgwick – 1st year Film
The Stories From Isolation is an internal competitive process for IADT students studying the Film & New Media undergrad programmes, providing the students an opportunity to capture their experiences of COVID-19 and lockdown over the past 14 months, from their point of view. The idea was to allow the students to present a unique personal response to these unprecedented times, as they perceived them.
An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Una Power commented after the final ceremony:
‘I would like to congratulate all the winners and commend all those who partook in this competition for the brilliant pieces they all produced. This is a wonderful competition and gave us an amazing insight into the challenges faced by people, particularly young people, during this pandemic. It was an honour and a pleasure to be part of this competition and I look forward to seeing further collaboration between dlr and IADT in the future.’
Listen to Vanessa Gildea, Head of Department of Film + Media at IADT, talk about Stories from Isolation on Dublin City FM here.
All shortlisted films can be viewed in full at: https://bit.ly/dlrSFIList including the prize winning films listed above.