***ENTRIES INVITED FOR 2015 AWARD NOW***
The Pete Walsh Critical Writing Award is an annual award that is inspired by the late, esteemed IFI programmer. Pete Walsh, who passed away in December 2012, was a central figure at the IFI for 18 years, building an internationally admired film programme, and hugely enriching cinema exhibition and appreciation in Ireland.
The Pete Walsh Critical Writing Award is given annually to an outstanding piece of critical writing on any one film theatrically screened in Ireland during the previous calendar year (in this case 2014). The focus is on film appreciation and criticism rather than academic analysis and the winner receives a year’s free entry to films at the IFI. The winner will also be announced in the IFI monthly programme and the the winning entry published in full on the IFI website.
The closing date for entries will be 5pm on Saturday 28th February 2015 and entry is open to anyone resident in Ireland. There is a maximum word count of 1250 words, though the IFI anticipates many entries will be more concise. The focus is on film appreciation and criticism rather than academic analysis.
Terms & Conditions of Entry:
Judging Panel 2015:
I NEVER CRY
PHIL LYNOTT: SONGS FOR WHILE I’M AWAY
RIDERS OF JUSTICE
SUMMER OF SOUL (OR…WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)
15.25 | 20.30
TWO OF US
WILD STRAWBERRIES: DREAM HORSE
The IFI is supported by The Arts Council