TheIrish Film Board (IFB) and the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) have selected the Rising Star Award nominees for 2013, the winner of which will be announced at the Irish Film and Television Awards ceremony on February 9.
The 2013 nominees are: Jack Reynor (photo - actor, What Richard Did) Gerard Barrett (writer-director-editor-producer, Pilgrim Hill); Lisa Barros D'sa & Glenn Leybourn (directors, Good Vibrations) and Ciaran Foy (director, Citadel).
IFB CEO James Hickey said, “The growth of the Irish film industry is dependent on new talent coming through every year. Developing and creating opportunities for Irish talent both in front of and behind the camera is one of the primary functions of the Irish Film Board and the IFTA Rising Star award is an important opportunity to highlight up and coming Irish actors, directors and writers who have accomplished great work this year. I would like to congratulate all the nominees and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
IFTA CEO Áine Moriarty said, “This important award puts the spotlight on great Irish talent making a significant mark in the film industry at large. These four exciting Irish stars have shown themselves to be world class talents in their respective fields and I have no doubt that they will be counted among the wealth of leading Irish talents over the coming years. IFTA is proud to put the international spotlight on Ireland's Rising Stars and acknowledges the Irish Film Board's on-going support of new Irish industry talent.”
Previous recipients include John Michael McDonagh, Domhnall Gleeson, Tomm Moore, Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan.
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