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‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ and ‘The Quiet Girl’ Tie for Audience Award at Film Fest 919

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Film Fest 919 is in the books, and as always, the announcement of their Audience Award prize is a fascinating one. While She Said was a close runner-up, the audience favorite this year was a tie! The Banshees of Inisherin will be sharing the honor with The Quiet Girl, making for a festival announcement with a strong Irish flavor here in 2022. More below!

Here is the quick hit press release from Film Fest 919:

Film Fest 919, founded by industry veterans Randi Emerman and Carol Marshall, came to a close after showcasing 5 days of exceptional and compelling films. The community came out enforce to the cinema, ready to experience some of the most anticipated films of the season, representing 13 countries, on the big screen.

Before the final film rolled, the festival announced the Audience Favorite Award Winners, which ended in a tie between Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin and The Quiet Girl, Ireland’s official submission for International Feature. Maria Schrader’s She Said was a very close runner-up!

“We had such a great time with everyone this year and were thrilled to be able to share this incredible lineup with a community of film lovers,” commented Emerman and Marshall.

Film Fest 919 closed with Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.  Johnson was also honored with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award. 

Source: Press Release


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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