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Ian Power

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Filmography
  • The Tattoo
    2017 — Short Film — 15 mins
  • Roy
    2014-2015 — TV Series 6 ×
  • The Guarantee
    2015 — Documentary — 76 mins
  • The Runway
    2010 — Feature Film — 101 mins
  • Dental Breakdown
    2009 — Short Film — 6 mins
  • The Wonderful Story of Kelvin Kind
    2004 — Short Film — 15 mins
  • The Prophet
    2002 — Short Film
  • Buskers
    2001 — Short Film — 14 mins
  • Roommates
    1999 — Short Film
  • The Clinic
    2005 — TV Series
Awards
  • 2019 — Winner
    Lost World Film Festival Greece — Best International Short Film.
  • 2019 — Winner
    Seattle Jewish Film Festival — Best Short Narrative.
  • 2019 — Winner
    Chicago Irish Film Festival — Festival Prize. The Tattoo
  • 2018 — Winner
    Foyle Film Festival — Best Irish Short. The Tattoo
  • 2018 — Winner
    Fastnet Film Festival — Best Irish Short. The Tattoo
  • 2018 — Nominee
    IFTA — Best Short Film. The Tattoo
  • 2015 — Winner (Silver Shark)
    Kinsale Sharks — Best Direction.
  • 2011 — Winner
    Lucas Film Festival — Best Film. The Runway
  • 2011 — Winner
    ECFA Awards — Best European Film for Children.
  • 2011 — Winner
    Buster Film Festival — Best Film. The Runway
  • 2011 — Nominee
    IFTA Awards — Best Film. The Runway
  • 2011 — Nominee
    IFTA Awards — Best Director. The Runway
  • 2011 — Nominee
    IFTA Awards — Rising Star. The Runway
  • 2011 — Winner
    Celtic Film & TV Festival — Best Feature.
  • 2011 — Winner
    ​Boston Irish Film Festival — Director’s Choice Award.
  • 2011 — Selection
    Palm Springs Intl Film Festival — Best of Fest.
  • 2010 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best Irish Feature. The Runway
  • 2010 — Winner
    Director’s Guild of America — DGA Director’s Finder’s Series.
  • 2010 — Winner
    Los Angeles Film Festival — Best Short Drama.
  • 2010 — Winner
    Houston Film Festival — Remi Award.
  • 2010 — Winner
    Fastnet Film Festival — Best Comedy Short.
  • 2004 — Winner
    Celtic Film & TV Festival — Best Short Drama.
  • 2001 — Winner
    ICAD Awards — Craft Award for Direction.
  • 2000 — Nominee
    London Film Festival — Turner Classic Short Award.
  • 2000 — Winner
    Foyle Film Festival — Best Irish Short.
  • 2000 — Winner
    Cork Intl. Film Festival — Jury Prize.
  • 2000 — Winner
    Cork Intl. Film Festival — Best Irish Short.
  • 2000 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best Irish Short. Buskers
  • 2000 — Nominee
    Chicago International Film Festival — Best Short Film. Buskers
  • 2021
    ICAD Awards — Winner. Craft Award
  • 2021
    ICAD Awards — Winner. Best Direction
  • 2021
    European Broadcasting Union Connect Awards — Gold Winner​. Best Factual Promo

Ian Power is an award winning writer / director of features, short films, and commercials from Dublin, Ireland. Graduating with a first from the Masters in Film at DIT, Ian began directing short films with Buskers, which won Best Short Film awards at the Galway Film Fleadh, the Cork Film Festival, and the Foyle Film Festival. Since then he has made a number of award-winning short films which include the Warner Brothers  distributed The Wonderful Story of Kelvin Kind, winner of Best Short Drama at the Celtic Film and TV Festival, and Dental Breakdown, a comedy musical which has won numerous festival awards including a Remi Award at the Houston Film Festival, the Award of Excellence at the LA Film Awards, and Best Short Comedy at the Fastnet Film Festival. His first feature length film is The Runway, starring Academy Award Nominee for Best Actor Demián Bichir (A Better Life), Kerry Condon (The Last Station), and James Cosmo (Braveheart). The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who crashed his plane in Co. Cork in 1983. Against all odds, the locals came together to build a runway to get him home.

The Runway premiered at The Galway Film Fleadh in 2010 where it picked up the award for Best Irish Feature. It had its European Premiere at the Rome Film Festival, and its US Premiere at the Palm Springs Film Festival where it was selected Best of Fest. Since then it has won seven awards from International Film Festivals and has secured theatrical distribution in the USA (Summer 2012), as well as Spain, France, Middle East, Mexico, and China, among others.

The Runway was selected for the Director’s Guild of America’s Finders Series in conjunction with the SDGI and enjoyed a successful screening at their headquarters in Los Angeles.

Ian has been directing commercials since 2001 and has also won awards for his work in this field. Previous clients include BT, The National Lottery, RTE, Axa, Invest NI, and Three Mobile.

Ian is a graduate of EAVE and the Moonstone Filmmakers Lab. He is also the founder of Poderosa Pictures and a member of the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland.

In 2018 he made the short film ‘The Tattoo’ which won Best Irish Short at the Foyle Film Festival, Best Irish Short at the Fastnet Film Festival and was nominated for an Irish Film & Television Award. He is also an award winning Commercials Director.