The Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018 announced the award winners, with Xavier Legrand’s Custody winning DFCC Best Film, and key Irish awards included DFCC Best Irish Film for Feargal Ward’s The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid, DFCC Best Irish Director for Rebecca Daly (Good Favour) and The George Byrne Maverick Award for Stephen Rea (Black 47). The Fantastic Flix Children’s Jury awarded Best Feature to Room 213 and Best Short to Earthy Encounters.
The three joint winners of the ADIFF Discovery Award were announced as Mia Mullarkey (Mother & Baby), Rua Meegan & Trevor Whelan (Bordalo II: A Life of Waste), and TJ O’Grady Peyton (Wave). The winner of the Jury Prize for Best Irish Short Film was Mia Mullarkey for Mother & Baby. Best International Short Film was awarded to Iranian director Kaveh Mazaheri’s Retouch. The winner of the AUDIence Short Film Award was Steve Kenny’s Time Traveller.
Dublin Film Critics Awards
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
ADIFF Discovery Award Winners
Mia Mullarkey (Mother & Baby), Rua Meegan & Trevor Whelan (Bordalo II: A Life of Waste), and TJ O’Grady Peyton (Wave).
Special Mention: Jessie Buckley.
ADIFF Short Film Awards
Best Irish Short Film: Mother & Baby
Special Mention Irish Short Film: Time Traveller
Best International Short Film: Retouch
Special Mention International Short Film: Mary Mother
AUDI-ence Short Film Award: Time Traveller.
Fantastic Flix Children’s Jury Awards
Best Feature – Room 213
Best Short – Earthy Encounters