11th Irish Film & Television Awards

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11th Irish Film & Television Awards
DateApril 5, 2014 (2014-04-05)
SiteDoubleTree by Hilton, Burlington Road, Dublin
Hosted bySimon Delaney and Laura Whitmore
Best FilmCalvary
Best DirectionNeil Jordan
Best ActorBrendan Gleeson
Best ActressSaoirse Ronan
Most awardsByzantium (3)
Calvary (3)
Philomena (3)
Most nominationsLove/Hate (8)
Television coverage
ChannelRTÉ One

The 11th Irish Film & Television Awards took place on Saturday 5 April 2014 in Dublin, honouring Irish film and television released in 2013.[1] The nominations were announced on 27 February 2014. The Awards Ceremony took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Road Dublin, and was broadcast on RTÉ One at 9.45pm. The Annual Irish Film & Television Awards are the highlight of Ireland’s entertainment and cultural calendar celebrating the very best of Irish screen talent across film and television. Guests in attendance included Michael Fassbender, Colin Farrell, Jamie Dornan, Steve Coogan, Will Forte, Jeremy Irons, Fionnula Flanagan, Brendan Gleeson, Neil Jordan, Amy Huberman, Colm Meaney, Jack Reynor, Killian Scott, Eva Birthistle, Victoria Smurfit and Outstanding Contribution Honorary Award Winner President Michael D Higgins.

Simon Delaney and Laura Whitmore co-hosted the event.[2][3][4]

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, received an honorary award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Irish film and television industry.[5]

The big winners on the night were the films Calvary, Byzantium and Philomena which all picked up three awards each. Calvary took the highest accolade, Best Film, along with Best Actor for Brendan Gleeson and Best Script for its writer-director John Michael McDonagh. Touching true story Philomena won the award for Best International Film and Actress (for Judi Dench) along with Costume Design for Consolata Boyle. Philomena Lee, whose true life story inspired the film was in attendance at the Ceremony. Vampire horror Byzantium’s awards included the prestigious Best Director for Neil Jordan, Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan and Makeup & Hair.


Awards were presented in 42 categories.[6][7][8][9]

Film categories[edit]

  • Byzantium- Alan Moloney, Stephen Woolley, Parallel Films, Number 9 Films
  • Calvary - James Flynn, Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo, Octagon Films, Reprisal Films
  • Run & Jump - Tamara Angie, David Collins, Martina Niland, Samson Films
  • The Sea - David Collins, Samson Films
  • The Stag - Robert Walpole, Rebecca O'Flanagan, Treasure Entertainment
Director in Film
Script Film
Actor in a Lead Role in a Feature Film
Actress in a Lead Role in a Feature Film
Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film
Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film
Irish Film Board Rising Star
George Morrison Feature Documentary Award
  • Broken Song - Zucca Films
  • Here Was Cuba - Crossing the Line Films
  • Natan - Screenworks
  • The Summit - Image Now Films
Special Irish Language Award
  • Doc McStuffins - Brown Bag
  • Henry Hugglemonster - Brown Bag
  • The Octonauts - Brown Bag
  • Tilly & Friends - Jam Media
Philips Short Film Award

International categories[edit]

International Film sponsored by American Airlines
International Actor
International Actress

Television Drama categories[edit]

Best Drama – In Association with the BAI
Writer – Television Drama
Director – Television Drama
Actor in a Lead Role – Television
Actress in a Lead Role – Television
Actor in a Supporting Role – Television
Actress in a Supporting Role – Television

Craft/Technical categories (Film/TV Drama)[edit]

Costume Design
Director of Photography
Make-up & Hair Sponsored by M·A·C
  • Byzantium
  • Ripper Street
  • The Fall
  • Vikings
Original Score
Production Design

Craft/Technical categories (Television)[edit]

Director – Television
Director of Photography — Television
Editing – Television
  • Mick Mahon - John Sheahan: A Dubliner
  • Mick Mahon - We Got Game
  • Emer Reynolds - The Secret Life of the Shannon
  • Ray Roantree - Looking After No. 1
Sound – Television
  • 1916: Seachtar Dearmadta
  • John Sheahan: A Dubliner
  • R.O.G.
  • The Secret Life of the Shannon

Television categories[edit]

Children's/Youth Programme
Current Affairs/News
  • Danny Boy: The Ballad that Bewitched the World
  • Donal Walsh - My Story
  • The Disappeared
  • The Scholarship - Class of 2018
Documentary Series
Entertainment Programme
Factual Programme
  • John Sheahan: A Dubliner
  • Nationwide
  • Seamus Heaney - Postscript - Iarscríbhinn
  • The Zoo
Reality Programme
  • Batmen
  • Páidí Ó Sé - Rí an Pharóiste
  • R.O.G: The Ronan O'Gara Documentary
  • We Got Game

Honorary award[edit]

Honorary award for Outstanding Contribution to the Film and TV industry


  1. ^ "THE 11TH ANNUAL IRISH FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS". IFTA.ie. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Simon & Laura Co-Host the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards". IFTN.ie. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "What Amy, Jamie and Saoirse will be taking home in their €1,500 IFTA gift bags". Irish Independent. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  4. ^ "No awards for noisy crowd but stars sparkle at IFTAs". Irish Examiner. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Stars expected at the 2014 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs)". Scannain. 2 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Award Categories". IFTA.ie. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Award Rules and Categories" (PDF). IFTA.ie. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  8. ^ [1]

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