The 2021 edition of the Catalyst International Film Festival announces the awards in the categories of film and screenplay.

Best Irish Short: PADDY

Best International Short: Winner- Kindling (USA)

Best Documentary: Armour Off

Spirit of the Festival: To All My Darlings.

Jury Special Mention – Stray (USA)

Best Short Screenplay:  Winner – Focail Baile Croí  (Katie McNeice)

                                       Runner Up – Butterfly Mountain (Helen Adams)

                                       Special Mention – High Tea (Miriam Devitt) 

The Film Jury Panel:

Barry Dignam

Niall McKay

Hannah Quinn

Cathy Brady

Dr Zélie Asava

Irina Maldea

The Screenplay Jury Panel:

Mark O’Halloran

Juanita Wilson

Ailbhe Keogan

Paddy Slattery

Dr Susan Liddy, Festival Founder and co-director/ programmer: “Catalyst International Film Festival is all about introducing diverse filmmakers to audiences and generating new audiences for those filmmakers. It’s about amplifying the practice and debate around gender equality, diversity and inclusion. We want audiences to expect and demand films that speak to a diverse world. We’re very happy with Catalyst 2021. Not only have we found the perfect Ambassador in the wonderful Ruth Negga but the festival has generated enormous support and goodwill among filmmakers and the film community. We’re determined to build on everything we have achieved this year and come back even stronger in 2021”

Led by Dr. Susan Liddy and Vanessa Gildea, the Catalyst International Film Festival endeavours to create a more inclusive industry and films screened at Catalyst International Film Festival promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion whether in content, key creative roles or crew.

The festival team would like to thank the Jury, the film makers, sponsors and the audience who supported the 2021 edition of the festival.