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Donal Foreman

Documentary + Film Director
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Filmography
  • The Cry of Granuaile
    2022 — Feature Film — 82 mins
  • The Image You Missed
    2018 — Documentary — 74 mins
  • The Ghost Said
    2014 — Short Film — 18 mins
  • Out Of Here
    2013 — Feature Film — 80 mins
  • Pull
    2012 — Short Film — 21 mins
  • Refuge
    2010 — Short Film — 10 mins
  • Repeat
    2012 — Short Film — 12 mins
  • You’re Only What I See Sometimes
    2008 — Short Film — 9 mins
  • Removal
    2006 — Short Film — 10 mins
Awards
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — George Morrison Feature Documentary Award . The Image You Missed
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Astra Film Festival Sibiu — Best International Documentary. The Image You Missed
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema — Best Feature Film - Avant-Garde and Genre . The Image You Missed
  • 2018 — Mention
    Cinéma du Réel — Institut Français Award. The Image You Missed
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival — International Dox Award. The Image You Missed
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Hamburg Film Festival — Political Film Award . The Image You Missed
  • 2018 — Nominee
    IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival — Grand Prize City of Lisbon . The Image You Missed
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) — Grand Prize . The Image You Missed
  • 2018 — Nominee
    São Paulo International Film Festival — New Directors Competition . The Image You Missed
  • 2015 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Rising Star Award .
  • 2014 — Winner
    Dublin International Film Festival — Michael Dwyer Innovation Award (Dublin Film Critics Circle) & CINE Talent Award (Universal Pictures/Screen International.
  • 2003 — Winner
    Fresh Film Festival — Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year.

An alumnus of the Irish National Film School and the Berlinale Talent Campus, Donal has been making films since he was 11, and won the title of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year at the Fresh Film Festival in 2003 at the ripe old age of 17. Film Ireland called one of his early shorts among “the very best short cinema this country has produced in recent years” and the Sunday Tribune described his college graduate short as “ambitious, confident stuff, told with visual aplomb.”

After several years of writing and directing widely screened short films, he completed his first feature film, Out of Here, in 2013, which received a theatrical release in Irish cinemas the following year. It won the Dublin Film Critics Circle’s Discovery Award and the CineTalent Award at the Dublin International Film Festival and was acclaimed by the Irish Times as “profound, humorous and touching” and by the Irish Mail on Sunday as bearing “all the hallmarks of an established writer-director.” Most recently, Donal was nominated for the Rising Star award at the 2015 IFTA (Irish Film & Television Academy) Awards.Since 2011 he has lived between Dublin and New York City, where while busy writing OUT OF HERE, he has also worked as a teaching artist for the Tribeca Film Institute and a film critic for Filmmaker Magazine, among other publications.