Seven Nominations for TG4 films at the 2023 IFTA Awards
Two films funded by TG4 have received seven nominations for this year’s IFTA awards. The nominations were announced this morning. Róise & Frank has received six nominations and Tarrac has received one nomination.
Róise & Frank is a family film and has been a hit at festivals since its release early last year. Awards for the film to date include, a Dublin Film Critic Circle Award, Best Ensemble at the Dublin International Film Festival and Audience awards at both the Santa Barbara and Sonoma International festivals and the Directors’ Choice Award for Best International Feature at Sedona International Film Festival. Róise & Frank was written and directed by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy, produced by Macalla. It’s been two years since Róise lost her husband Frank. Isolated by grief, she has cut herself off from family and the village community. The arrival of a mysterious dog, who seems intent on connecting with her, heralds a huge change, but is it for the better? The dog loves hurling and steaks, has a favourite armchair in Rósie’s house, and an aversion to her neighbour, Donncha. Writers: Peter Murphy & Rachael Moriarty. Producer: Cúán Mac Conghail. Cast: Bríd Ní Neachtain, Cillian Ó Gairbhí, Lorcan Cranitch, Ruadhán de Faoite, Michelle Beamish, Claire O’Connor, Peadar Cox & Deaglán de Paor.
This film has received nominations in the following categories:
Best Film: Róise & Frank
Director – Film: Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy
Script – Film: Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy
Lead Actress Film: Bríd Ní Neachtáin
Production Design: Pádraig O’Neill
Original Music: Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Tarrac is an intimate character drama set in the Kerry Gaeltacht. Aoife Ní Bhraoin returns home to help her father, Breandán ‘The Bear’ Ó Braoin, recover after he had a heart attack. Day to day they get along just fine. As we dig a little deeper we find that there is so much that has been left unsaid about the loss of Aoife’s mother. Tarrac was awarded Best Cinematography In An Irish Film at Galway Film Fleadh 2022. Directed by Declan Recks, written by Eugene O’Brien and produced by Clíona Ní Bhuachalla. Cast includes Kelly Gough, Lorcan Cranitch, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh, Kate Finegan, Rachel Feeney & Cillian Ó Gairbhí.
Kelly Gough has received a nomination in Lead Actress in Film.
Róise & Frank and Tarrac are part of the Cine4 Irish language film scheme supported by Screen Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and TG4.
Director General of TG4 Alan Esslemont congratulated all the nominees saying, “Comhghairdeas to the teams behind Róise & Frank and Tarrac for their nominations at this year’s IFTA awards. Following on from the success of An Cailín Ciúin at last year’s IFTAs it is of great pride for us to see TG4 and CINE4 at the heart of the film sector yet again at home and overseas. In 2022, high-quality Irish language films were shown in cinemas across Ireland and at International Film festivals. This week in particular is a very exciting week for Irish language film with all eyes on An Cailín Ciúin at the Oscars.”