Ivan Kavanagh


Film Type: Live Action



Ivan Kavanagh has written, directed and edited five features and ten short films. His short film ‘Bandage-Man’ (2003) played at over thirty festivals worldwide including the Slamdance Film Festival, USA. His next short film ‘Reflections’ (2004) won the best cinematography awardat the Portobello Film Festival, London, 2004.


In 2005 Ivan directed his first feature film Francis. His second feature film ‘The Solution’ toured the festival circuit worldwide and won ‘Best Drama’ at the Portobello Film Festival 2007 in London. The Durban International Film Festival in South Africa called it ‘a gritty masterpiece’.


Ivan’s third feature ‘Tin Can Man’ won ‘Boundary Breaking Best Feature’ at the Sydney Underground Film Festival 2007 and ‘Best Actor’ for Patrick O’Donnell. It also won ‘Best Foreign Film’ ‘Best Foreign Actor’ for Michael Parle and ‘Best Foreign Director’ at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2008 and ‘Best Cinematography’ at the Strasbourg International Film Festival 2008.


His fourth feature ‘Our Wonderful Home’ was produced by Ripple World Pictures and fully financed by the Irish Film Board. It recently screened at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2009 and had its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh (2008).

His latest feature film ‘The Fading Light’ produced by Park Films and again financed by the Irish Film Board, recently won ‘Best Irish Film’ and ‘Best Actor’ for Patrick O’Donnell at the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awardsduring the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2010.



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