Light Moves Festival Awards

Light Moves Festival presents the following awards for works submitted via the Open Call which demonstrate particular artistic excellence in their exploration of screendance by challenging and renewing its scope and direction.

  • Light Moves Festival Prize
  • Light Moves Outstanding Irish Work
  • Light Moves Innovative Use of Sound Award
  • Light Moves Outstanding Student Work Award* 

*Presented in association with the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, UL.

The 2016 shortlist and winners were announced at the Light Moves Awards Ceremony on Sunday 6 November 2016.  See all details here.

While the monetary value of the Light Moves Awards is almost €3000, we hope that the recognition attributed to the award-winning works encourages their creators to continue to strive for excellence and to push the boundaries and possibilities of screendance ever further.

The guest adjudicators for the 2016 Awards were Michael Fleming (IRL), Shelly Love (UK) and Gitta Wigro (UK).

Previous Festivals:
The recipients of the Light Moves 2015 Awards were:


Light Moves 2015 Festival Prize

Roswitha Chesher & Rosemary Lee: Liquid Gold is the Air


Light Moves 2015 Outstanding Irish Work

Gee & Angie Smalis: Chaplet of Roses


Light Moves 2015 Innovative Use of Sound Award

Lisa May Thomas, Simon Preston, Jonny Crew: The Touch Diaries


Light Moves 2015 Outstanding Student Work Award

This award was presented to two student works:
Camille Jemelen: Fence
Conor O’Brien: Release

The guest adjudicators for the 2015 Awards were Lucy Cash (UK), Judith Ring (IRL) AND Marisa Zanotti (UK).

Light Moves is delighted to introduce Light Moves Festival laurels this year.  All filmmakers whose works are selected from the Open Call receive a Light Moves Official Selection laurel, while award-winners receive a bespoke Light Moves Award laurel after the festival.