Barry Dignam studied drama at Trinity College Dublin and Film at the National Film School of Ireland (IADT). He has made a number of internationally successful shorts including Chicken, Dream Kitchen and A Ferret Called Mickey. His films have been presented in official selection at over a hundred and fifty international film festivals and have won numerous awards.
He has been nominated for a Plame dOr at Cannes and a Berlin Bear. Barrys work has been screened by top broadcasters including Film Four, PBS, Canal+ and have been released on DVD and theatrically in both Europe and the US. Currently Barry is in development on three feature films Playing It Straight (Moonstone) a romantic comedy, MONGED (Irish Film Board) and The Joy both drama. Barry lectures in directing at the National Film School at IADT.
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Palme d’Or nomination for
Film4 / BFI LGBFF runner up
Barcelona IGLFF Special Commendation
Dublin LGFF Audience Award
Newport Intl Film Festival Special jury Award
Berlin Bear nomination
Galway Film Fleadh Best Short
New York International Film Fest: Best International Short
Rose Film Festival best short
A Ferrett Called Mickey
Film4 / BFI LGBFF Best short
Galway Film Fleadh Best Short runner-up
In Loving Memory
IFTA nomination (prod)
New York International Film Fest – Best Short Film (prod)