Light Moves Festival Awards

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

The shortlist and winners of the awards will be announced at the Light Moves Awards Ceremony on Sunday 5 November at 4.15pm.  While the monetary value of the Light Moves Awards is almost €2500, 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.

  • Light Moves Festival Prize for outstanding overall work
  • Light Moves Innovative Use of Sound/Music award
  • Light Moves Outstanding Choreography and/or Performance award
  • Light Moves Outstanding National/International 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 €2500, 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.

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The recipients of the Light Moves 2016 Awards were:

Light Moves Festival Prize
Charlotte Darbyshire: The Lily the Rose

Light Moves Outstanding Irish Work
Jason Akira Somma: Proclamation

Light Moves Innovative Use of Sound Award
Natalia Barua & Owa Barua: Marzanna

Light Moves Outstanding Student Work Award
Andrea Sudorova: Personal Pronouns

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

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.