Festival at Home 2020
(19 September – 31 October)
Wexford Documentary Film Festival 2020, what a year! Against all the odds we are delighted we managed to produce an amazing Festival at Home edition of WDFF. The festival team took great pleasure in meeting our audience on their door steps as we travelled the roads and lane ways across County Wexford to deliver films. At a time when opportunities and access to culture had been curtailed, we received such a genuine warm welcome and positive feedback from people. The festival commissioned filmmaker Cian Brennan to document some moments from the Festival at Home event which can be viewed above.
The success of the festival is dependent on the quality of the amazing talented filmmakers who screen at our festival each year. This year we received over 2,500 submissions from 119 different countries across the globe in the Open Submissions category. As always it’s a tough job with such great talent to choose from but we have counted the votes and the festival jury are delighted to announce the following films are winners of this years awards.
Awards categories WDFF 2020
Denis Collins Film Award – 20 Yards from a Crow Director Al Butler
Grand Jury Award – Nae Pasaran Director Felipe Bustos Sierra
Spirit of Festival Award – Following the Ninth Director Kerry Candaele
Best International short film – 72 Trees Directors Helena Doyle, Educardo Cassina
Best Irish short film – I Modh Rúin Director Ríonach Ní Néill
Best International student short film – Who is Drag? Director Jen Davison
Best Irish student short film – Camphill: A Community without Walls Director Anna Mc Donagh
Best International 3 min film challenge – I am a Suitcase Directors Malas Twins
Best Irish 3 min film challenge – Breakdown Director Ingrid Machado
Best Wexford 3 min film – Expiry Date Director Karolina Kraus
Best student 3 min film challenge – The Swallow Man Director Javier Fuenmayor Garces
Best Irish Human Rights Film – Delivery Directors Bryan Gerard Duffy, Emmet Sheerin
Best Marine Themed film – Waiting for the Tide Director Pippa Kinneen
Thanks to all the filmmakers, funders, sponsors and supporters who made this unique edition of Wexford Documentary Film Festival 2020 possible. We look forward to a time when we can all collectively come together to watch films.
The Festival Team.