The Shore wins big at Rhode Island International Film Festival
The Shore, produced in association with Lough Shore Investments, Northern Ireland Screen & Tourism Ireland, has won two awards at the prestigious 15th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).
Oscar-nominated director Terry George (pictured left) was successful in the Best Director category while Ciaran Hinds was honored in the Best Actor category.
The winners were named and honored at RIIFF’s annual Awards Ceremony held over the weekend. This year, RIIFF received a record 4,537 submissions from filmmakers representing more than 60 countries. After months of adjudication, RIIFF whittled down the talent-filled pool to just over 200 films.
The Shore, shot entirely on location in Cooney Island, Co. Down, tells the story of Jim Mahon and his return to Belfast with his daughter, Patricia, after 25 years in exile having fled Belfast’s Troubles decades earlier.
In April, Lough Shore Investments announced its investment in The Shore and its partnership with Terry George.