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Colm Bairéad

Documentary + Film Director
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Filmography
  • The Quiet Girl
    2021 — Feature Film — 94 mins
  • Finné
    2018 — TV Series Documentary — 50 mins
  • Murdair Mhám Trasna
    2018 — TV Movie — 113 mins
  • Frank O'Connor: Idir Dhá Shruth
    2016 — Documentary
  • The Joy
    2015 — TV Mini-Series Documentary — 45 mins
  • An Ceoldrama
    2014 — Documentary Series 4 × — 52 mins
  • Dallamullog
    2013 — Documentary Series 6 × — 25 mins
  • Scéal: Partneir
    2013 — TV Series 1 ×
  • Lorg na gCos- Suil Siar Ar Mise Eire
    2012 — Documentary — 62 mins
  • Ceart Agus Coir
    2010/2011 — TV Series 12 × — 25 mins
  • Údar
    2011 — TV Series 1 ×
  • An tAdh
    2010 — TV Series
  • Finscéal Pháidí
    2009 — Short Film — 15 mins
  • Mi Na Meala
    2007-2009 — Documentary Series — 27 mins
  • Mac an Athar
    2005 — Short Film — 21 mins
  • Screwed
    2003 — Short Film — 12 mins
Awards
  • 2022 — Winner
    Berlin International Film Festival — Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury. The Quiet Girl
  • 2022 — Nominee
    Berlin International Film Festival — GWFF Best First Feature Award. The Quiet Girl
  • 2022 — Nominee
    Dublin International Film Festival — Discovery Award. The Quiet Girl
  • 2022 — Winner
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Film, Best Director- Film. The Quiet Girl
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Irish Language Programme. Frank O'Connor: Idir Dhá Shruth
  • 2013 — Winner
    FOCAL International Award — Best Use of Archive in an Arts Production. Lorg na gCos
  • 2013 — Nominee
    Oireachtas Media Awards — Programme of the Year. Lorg na gCos
  • 2012 — Nominee
    Celtic Media Festival — Best Short Film. An tAdh
  • 2011 — Winner
    Hugo Television Awards, Chicago — Gold Plaque (Short Drama). An tAdh
  • 2006 — Winner
    Cleveland International Film Festival — The Jesse Epstein Humanitarian Award. Mac an Athar
  • 2006 — Winner
    Filmstock UK — Audience Award. Mac an Athar
  • 2006 — Winner
    Savannah International Film Festival — Best Director Award. Mac an Athar

Colm Bairéad is a TV and film director, whose body of work displays a strong commitment to the Irish language. He has directed a number of multiple award-winning short films including Mac an Athar (His Father’s Son), Finscéal Pháidí (Páidí’s Tale) and An tÁdh (Luck) and directed many hours of documentary television for TG4, including a feature-length documentary film on Mise Éire and the four-part observational documentary series, An Ceoldráma.