Following a screening of the UCC Puttnam Scholars’ short film, Close Shave at St Peter’s Cork earlier today, we were delighted to welcome CIFF Patron Lord David Puttnam, who announced the short film award winners and the 2024 Parallax Emerging Film Artist Bursary recipient at the 68th CIFF. Congratulations to all.
The awards for Grand Prix Irish Short, Grand Prix International Short and Grand Prix Documentary Short Award are Academy Award®-qualifying, ensuring that the winners in Cork automatically join the Oscars®’ long-list.
And the winners are…
Grand Prix Irish Short Award
The Boat by director Luke Morgan
When Dhuckia grows up, she wants to be a boat-maker like her Dad. But when he finds out that she is showing the early symptoms of Leprosy, he must make a terrible choice. Based on a true story.
Grand Prix International Short Award
Basri & Salma in a Never-Ending Comedy by director Khozy Rizal
A husband and wife married for 5 years, own an Odong-Odong at the carnival together, spending their days entertaining and taking care of other people’s children without any of their own.
Grand Prix Documentary Short Award
Calls by director Ming-Wei Chiang
The emergency call centre 112 receives numerous phone calls every day. The operators take care of and connect with various outside situations as well as within the office, meanwhile setting boundaries and dealing with their own emotions.
Best Director: Irish Short Award
Yellow Belt by director Allyn Quigley
As his parents separate, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence develops an unrealistic crush on an older teenage girl in his Taekwondo class but soon finds out that no matter what age you are love can sometimes hurt.
Best Cork Short Award
Two for the Road by director Lochlainn McKenna
Amidst spontaneous travels around 1990s Ireland, Oscar, a young boy, finds himself navigating the true essence of adventure and chaos with his father, one spirited weekend away at a time.
The Best Cork Short Award is proudly sponsored by Murphy’s.
Short Film Candidate for the European Film Awards 2024
If the Sun Drowned into an Ocean of Clouds by director Wissam Charaf
Beirut, Lebanon. On the waterfront’s construction site, security agent Raed must prevent passing-by walkers from accessing the seaside. Yet as the horizon becomes each day more stifled by the construction, Raed makes peculiar encounters — mere dreams, or symbols of his desires?
2024 Parallax Emerging Film Artist Bursary recipient