The winners have just been announced for the seven awards ahead of the closing ceremony.
The full list of winners:
The inaugural Gradam Spiorad na Fhéile (Spirit of the Festival Award): The Tribe, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (Ukraine).
Grand Prix Irish Short presented by RTÉ Cork: Anywhere But Here, John Hayes
CorkShorts: Tadhg McSweeney, Painter – A Film Portrait, Dónal Ó Céilleachair
Grand Prix International Short: More Than Two Hours / Bishtar az do sa’at, Ali Asgari (Iran)
The Cork Film Festival Nomination for the 2015 European Film Academy Award: Field Study, Eva Weber
Audience Award: Patrick’s Day, Terry McMahon
Youth Jury award: 52 Tuesdays, Sophie Hyde
Also announced at the ceremony was the news that the Grand Prix Irish and Grand Prix International films will now be eligible for Academy Award® consideration.
The winners, Grand Prix International Short More Than Two Hours / Bishtar az do sa’at, by Ali Asgari (Iran) and the Grand Prix Irish Short presented by RTÉ Cork, Anywhere But Here by John Hayes, are now approved to enter the long list for the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film competition of the 2016 Academy Awards®, as the Festival has this very week achieved the status of Academy qualifying festival.
The Gradam Spiorad na Fhéile Jury was comprised of filmmaker and photographer Conor Horgan (Ireland), the Cork Film Festival 2013 Grand Prix International winning filmmaker Martin Rath (Poland) and the Festival Director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival Gráinne Humphreys (Ireland), who chaired the Jury.
The Irish Shorts Jury comprised Ana David (co-director Queer Lisboa Portugal), Julie Kelleher (Ireland), chair, Niall McKay (USA) who also chose the winner of the CorkShorts award.
The International Shorts Jury comprised Chair John Kelleher (Ireland), Fanny Corcelle (France), Frank Berry (Ireland).