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Congratulations to IFB short, The Party on BAFTA nomination
Congratulations to Andrea Harkin’s IFB-funded short film, The Party, which has been nominated for a BAFTA in the Short Film category. The news comes after it was revealed that Irish actress Ruth Negga will compete for the Rising Star Award in the prestigious ceremony taking place on 12 February in London.
Following a world premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2016, The Party went on to screen in competition at Leeds International Film Festival, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and Cork Film Festival.
Written by Conor MacNeill and directed by Harkin, The Party is one of nine After ’16 shorts commissioned by IFB to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. Set in Belfast in 1972, the film focuses on Laurence as he welcomes his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and young love. However, when the next morning arrives, reality catches up with them. Produced by Farah Abushwesha & Emmet Fleming, The Party will compete against four other titles for the coveted BAFTA award.
The ceremony, which will be held in London’s Royal Albert Hall will also see Ruth Negga compete in the Rising Star category following the phenomenal critical reception for her turn as Mildred Loving in Jeff Nichols’ Loving.
For a full list of BAFTA nominations, click here.