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.

Take care.

The Festival Team.

Artist as Activist short film selection  
Wexford based short film selection  
3 Minute Film Challenge 
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