It’s been over two years since we released IN RIBBONS onto the festival circuit, and we have enjoyed the many accolades and awards that it has gathered along the way. It has been an amazing journey, and we are delighted to announce that our film is now available to view at this link:
We hope you will check it out and let us know your thoughts. An Independent production, IN RIBBONS is written by Caroline E. Farrell and directed/edited by Marie Valerie Jeantelot, with line production and set design by Tom Dowling, sound and music by Neil Horner and cinematography by Basil Al-Rawi. The theme of the film is resilience and through a highly visual and sensory narrative, tells the story of a little girl’s journey to an orphanage in 1960’s Ireland.
Once again, we sincerely thank everyone who got involved in helping us along the way. We could not have made IN RIBBONS without our talented cast and crew and our many supporters who contributed to our Indiegogo Campaign. We would also like to thank Kildare County Arts Service for the 2013 bursary that helped enormously to get our production up and running.
Huge appreciation to the many, many festivals (over 35 of them!) that screened, and awarded our film with such coveted accolades, including the Jury Prize at the Worcestershire Film Festival 2015. Best Experimental Film at both the Los Angeles Cinefest, February 2016 and The Seadance Film Festival, Spain 2016. Best Director [Marie Valerie Jeantelot] and Best Sound [Neil Horner] at the Wolves Independent IFF in Lithuania, 2016. Merit Award for Best Short Film at Indie Fest Awards, 2016. Merit Award for Women Filmmakers at Indie Fest Awards, 2016. Semi-Finalist for Best Short Film at Swedish Film Festival, 2016. Nominated for Best Experimental Film – London Film Festival, 2016. Nominated for Best Experimental Film – Lisbon International Film Festival, 2016. Finalist for Best Short Film at London Film Awards, 2015. Merit Award for Best Drama – International New York Film Festival, 2015. Nominated for Best Connection of Sound & Image. Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany, 2015. Also selected for Dingle FF, Cork Indie FF, Belfast FF, Fastnet FF, Waterford FF, Clare Island FF, Sky Road FF, Underground FF, Richard Harris FF, Seattle Irish Reels USA, Castellaneta FF, Italy and many more! It was also the only Irish film to feature in the Arts and Cinema Corner at the Women Deliver Global Conference in Copenhagen, 2016.
Most of all, we are grateful to the following for their collaboration, commitment and expertise in helping to tell this story:
Our Cast: Patrick O’Donnell, Geraldine McAlinden, Melissa Nolan, Sinead Monaghan, Rebecca Waldron, Tara Maher and our extras, Jason Cullen, Ollie O’Brien, Molly Byrne and Ava Haskins.
Our Crew: Basil Al Rawi, Neil Horner, Tom Dowling, Stewart Lambert, Adrian Moylan , Elga Hick, Amy O’Neill, Errol Farrell, Lee Farrell, Senan Farrell, Caitriona Costello and Brendán O’Meachair de Búrca. Thank you all so very much!