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Shark Shorts: Shout-Out to The Short Film Makers

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Awards for Best Short Film, Best Animation and Best Documentary are now open for entries

Shark Shorts: Shout-Out to The Short Film Makers

It’s a well-known fact that moving image is the most impactful tool to communicate messages through the art of short storytelling.

That’s why the Shark Shorts are so successful and have become a major part of the festival. Awards for Best Short Film (under 5 and 15 minutes), Best Animation and Best Documentary are now open for entries. Craft awards for writing, cinematography, editing, post production SFX, casting, sound and music have also been added to the category list.

One of 2016’s Best International Short Film (under 5 mins) winners, Sarah Clift said the Kinsale Sharks allowed her to “capitalise on the momentum the award gave me to help build great PR.”  She also added: “Winning at Kinsale created a phenomenal beginning to my career in writing and directing. This was the first competition I had entered with my debut short film and so I had no idea how it would be received. It gave me reassurance that I was on the right track forging a career in writing and directing and this first win for my first film holds a very special place in my heart and my career going forward." 

Also awarded for Best International Short Film (under 5 mins) was Compulsory Films for Eduardo Casanova’s ‘Eat my Shit’ and Best International Short Film (under 15 mins) went to ‘Big Bird’, a comedy directed by Declan Lynch.  Best Documentary Short was won by Just So Films in London for Johnny and Jono’s ‘Five Stone of Lead’ as part of Just So Film’s Postcards initiative, and Best Animated Short Film went to ‘Second to None’ by Vincent Gallagher.  All the winners can be seen on the Kinsale site.

This year’s Short Film jury is comprised of Outsider Director, Jim Gilchrist, Prettybird’s co-founder Juliette Larthe, and BBDO NYC Producer Angela Narloch.


From L-R: Jim Gilchrist, Juliette Larthe and Angela Narloch

Jury Chair, Jim Gilchrist commented: “Short films are beautiful showcases for director’s decision making, and the jury will be looking for excellence in all aspects of the filmaking craft and execution.”

By promoting excellence to the hottest ad agencies and production companies in the creative community, Kinsale provides a wonderful opportunity to get new work on the radar of top-tier decision makers who are always looking for the next best thing.

Enter Short Film here.

Deadline is Friday 1st September. There will be no extensions and finalists will be announced on Friday 8th September.

The winners will be revealed at The Short Film Awards party at the Festival on Thursday 21st September.

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The Sharks, Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:18:14 GMT