For the second year running Film Equipment Hire have sponsored March On Film and congratulations to the 2015 winners who were presented with their awards at a ceremony on May 10th. John and Lucy represented Film Equipment Hire and helped present some of the awards.
See here to watch the 2015 March on Film final entries.
Over 100 teams of aspiring film makers from across Ireland took part in the competition and spent the month of March making films. Ten Finalists had their films screened to a packed house at the Sugar Club in Dublin. The screenings were followed by an award ceremony hosted by the competitions founder Kristian O’Neill with representatives from Film Equipment Hire Ireland and director Kieron J. Walsh presenting the awards. The awards included prizes sponsored by the Irish Film Board, Screen Training Ireland, The Screen Director Guild of Ireland and Film Equipment Hire Ireland.
Elijah Egan won the Best Film Award and the Grand Prize of €1000 worth of Film rental gear from the competitions sponsors Film Equipment Hire Ireland and mentorship on their next film from top industry professionals including Kieron J. Walsh (When Brendan Met Trudy, The Savage Eye) and cinematographer Tim Fleming ( Once, Gladiator ).
Along with Best Director Diarmuid Hayes also won the 2nd Place Best Film Award for his film Creativity Requires Courage with the Prize of a €500 bursary from Screen Training Ireland”. For the Best Director Award he won the prize of a 1 years honorary membership to the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.
3rd Place went to Tapped by Gibson Karate. There were also awards for Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Producer and Best Editor.
The night was started with a talk from last year’s winners Mark and Ed Griffin about their experience of making their MOF prizepack film, the mentoring they got from Kirsten Sheridan and how their film was coming along. This was followed by a screening of an extract from their film.