Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Irish screenplay wins second award at Cannes

After winning the Irish Film Institute's fourth Tiernan MacBride Award for Screenwriting this year, Brian O'Malley and Terry McMahon have won the Hartley-Merrill Prize for International Screenwriting at Cannes. "Sisk", a tale set in the Chinese mafia in Dublin, was up against over 2000 entries from 23 countries and is the first Irish screenplay to win the award. Chairman of the prize, Ted Hartley, called 'Sisk' "a skilfully written piece". Previously, producer and MacBride jury chairman Ned Dowd has said: "In the four years that I have been involved with Tiernan MacBride Award, this is a script that stands out as a film I would personally like to make. It is almost ready to shoot in terms of the way it is written; a credit to the writers.”

Information about the Tiernan MacBride Award and "Sisk".

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