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11th Oct 2012
The Irish films GOOD VIBRATIONS and SHADOW DANCER which were funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) both picked up awards at the Dinard Film Festival in France.

SHADOW DANCER directed by James Marsh picked up the Grand Jury Prize for the Golden Hitchcock Award and the audience award Prix Public while GOOD VIBRATIONS directed by Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D'Sa (Cherrybomb) from a script by Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry won the Allianz Award for Best Screenplay.

SHADOW DANCER stars Andrea Riseborough (Made in Dagenham, Never Let Me Go) as Collette McVeigh a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer named Mac offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family.  The film also stars Clive Owen (Children of Men, Inside Man, Sin City), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Dark Knight Rises, The Wire), Domhnall Gleeson (True Grit, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Gillian Anderson (The Last King of Scotland, X-Files).

GOOD VIBRATIONS is a story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley who determines to go after his goal without any degree of success. The film picked up the Best Irish Feature prize at the Galway Film Fleadh and had its international premiere at the prestigious Karlovy Vary Festival this summer.

The Dinard British Film Festival has become a vector for films aiming to conquer the European market, allowing distributors to discover films and also acts as a launching place for previews. Previous award-winning titles at the festival include Girl With a Pearl Earring, Billy Elliot and Blood Sunday.

The film is produced by Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney for Element Pictures and Chris Coen for Unanimous Entertainment and was funded by the British Film Institute, BBC Films, Wild Bunch Production and LipSync Productions with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

GOOD VIBRATIONS is produced by Andrew Eaton (The Trip) and Chris Martin (Peacefire) with David Holmes (Ocean's Eleven) also on the producing team. Executively produced by Robert Walpole and Rebecca O'Flanagan (Treasure Entertainment), Joe Oppenheimer (BBC Films), Nigel Thomas (Matador Pictures) and Bruno Charlesworth (Immaculate Conception Films), the film is financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board (IFB), BBC Films, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland, Immaculate Conception Films, Matador Pictures and Cinema One. The film is a Canderblinks Film & Music, Revolution Films and Treasure Entertainment production.

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