IADT Film + TV Students scoop major awards!

Our students and graduates outdid themselves at the YDA and RTS Awards Ceremonies last week

IADT Students and Graduates shone at the Young Directors Awards and the ROI Royal Television Society Awards last week. Congratulations to everyone involved.

The Young Directors Awards

The Young Directors Awards, now in its third year, aims to find, award and nurture the best of the up and coming directors in Ireland today and to build on the success of YDA Ireland. The following awards were received:


The Bird & the Whale (Carol Freeman) - WINNER

Charity Film:

Irish Street League (Andreas Birkenheier) - WINNER

Soar 'It's just a Phase' (P.O.B.) - Runner-Up


Iarnród Éireann ‘Dream Trips’ (Bob Gallagher) - Special Mention

Today FM - Oh It's On (Finn Keenan) - Runner-Up

Music Video:

Brave Giant - Way to Love (Fergal Costello) - WINNER

Right Spots (Luke Sweetman) - Runner-Up

Short Film:

Catcalls (Kate Dolan) - WINNER

Spec Commercial:

Bond of Enemies (James Fitzgerald) - WINNER

Student Film:

Jelly Baby (Naomi Fagan) - Runner-Up

Pernicio (Dave Fox) - Special Mention

YDA Producers Award Nominees:

Laura Gaynor - WINNER

The ROI RTS Student TV Awards

The ROI RTS Student TV Awards take place each year in five categories, Animation Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Short Feature. The award recipients of each category go forward  for judging in the finals in London in June. At the RTS Republic of Ireland (RoI) Student Awards our students took home four of the five prizes on offer.

Student Animation:

Consent (Aoife Moiselle, Tara Woods and Michael Fleming) - WINNERS

Student Comedy and Entertainment:

Decades (Michael Flanagan, Frank O’Malley, Laurent Murray and Eimear Noctor) - WINNERS

Student Drama:

Pernicio (Dave Fox, Alfie Hollingsworth, Laura Gaynor and Conor Donoghue) - WINNERS

Student Short Feature:

Growing Alice (Danilo Zambrano, Gabriela Chrobak, Alisa Barrie and Briana Cullen) - WINNERS