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Frankie Fenton

Documentary Director
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Filmography
  • Atomic Hope
    2022 — Documentary — 80 mins
  • It's Not Yet Dark
    2016 — Documentary — 81 mins
Awards
  • 2018 — Winner
    Breaking Down Barriers International Disability Film Festival — The Best Film About Love Award. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival — Grand Prix. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Biografilm Festival — Life Tales Award. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Cambridge Film Festival — Audience Award. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2017 — Nominee
    EBS International Documentary Festival — Audience Award, Grand Prix, Special Jury Prize, Spirit Award. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Hof International Film Festival — Hof Documentary Award. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — George Morrison Feature Documentary Award. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Leeds International Film Festival — Best Documentary. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Millennium Docs Against Gravity — Audience Award, Millenium Award. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Sundance Film Festival — Audience Award. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2017 — 10th Place
    Sydney Film Festival — Audience Award. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2017 — 3rd Place
    Two Riversides Film and Art Festival — Audience Award. It's Not Yet Dark
  • 2016 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best Irish Feature Documentary. It's Not Yet Dark

Frankie is an award winning Irish film director/producer specialising in documentary to do with pressing social matters. He is a graduate of Dublin City University with an MA in Film and Television Studies. Frankie worked in post production in London for nine years before picking up the camera and coming back to Ireland for his own work.

His critically acclaimed debut feature documentary ‘It’s Not Yet Dark’, narrated by Colin Farrell, premiered in the World Cinema competition at Sundance Film Festival 2017. It went on to have enormous festival success and has been screened and broadcasted in over 50 countries world-wide.

He recently produced the multi-award winning short film ‘The Grass Ceiling’ which deals with themes of gender equality and freedom in female sports based on Eimear Ryan’s essay ‘The Fear of Winning’.

‘Atomic Hope—Inside the Pro-Nuclear Movement’ is an observational feature doc filmed over 10 years taking on the nuclear debate and its role in the fight against climate change.