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Ivan Kavanagh

Film Director
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Filmography
  • Son
    2021 — Feature Film — 98 mins
  • Never Grow Old
    2019 — Feature Film — 100 mins
  • The Canal
    2014 — Feature Film — 92 mins
  • The Fading Light
    2009 — Feature Film — 71 mins
  • Our Wonderful Home
    2008 — Feature Film — 80 mins
  • The Solution
    2007 — Feature Film — 72 mins
  • Tin Can Man
    2007 — Feature Film — 83 mins
  • Bandage-Man
    2003 — Short Film — 8 mins
Awards
  • 2014 — Nominee
    Athens International Film Festival — Best Picture. The Canal
  • 2021 — Winner
    Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF) — International Competition . Son
  • 2021 — Winner
    Dublin International Film Festival — Best Film. Son
  • 2012 — Winner
    Dublin International Film Festival — Dublin Film Critics Special Jury Prize . Tin Can Man
  • 2010 — Winner
    Dublin International Film Festival — Best Irish Film. The Fading Light
  • 2015 — Nominee
    Fantasporto — Best Film. The Canal
  • 2022 — Winner
    Festival de Cinema de Terror de Sabadell — Best Feature Film. Son
  • 2015 — Nominee
    iHorror Awards — Best Sleeper Horror. The Canal
  • 2021 — Nominee
    Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival — Best Feature Film. Son
  • 2014 — Nominee
    Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival — Best Feature Film. The Canal
  • 2021 — Nominee
    Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival — Best International Feature Film. Son

Ivan Kavanagh has written, directed and edited five features and ten short films. His short film ‘Bandage-Man’ (2003) played at over thirty festivals worldwide including the Slamdance Film Festival, USA. His next short film ‘Reflections’ (2004) won the best cinematography awardat the Portobello Film Festival, London, 2004. In 2005 Ivan directed his first feature film Francis. His second feature film ‘The Solution’ toured the festival circuit worldwide and won ‘Best Drama’ at the Portobello Film Festival 2007 in London. The Durban International Film Festival in South Africa called it ‘a gritty masterpiece’.

Ivan’s third feature ‘Tin Can Man’ won ‘Boundary Breaking Best Feature’ at the Sydney Underground Film Festival 2007 and ‘Best Actor’ for Patrick O’Donnell. It also won ‘Best Foreign Film’ ‘Best Foreign Actor’ for Michael Parle and ‘Best Foreign Director’ at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2008 and ‘Best Cinematography’ at the Strasbourg International Film Festival 2008.

His fourth feature ‘Our Wonderful Home’ was produced by Ripple World Pictures and fully financed by the Irish Film Board. It recently screened at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2009 and had its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh (2008).
His latest feature film ‘The Fading Light’ produced by Park Films and again financed by the Irish Film Board, recently won ‘Best Irish Film’ and ‘Best Actor’ for Patrick O’Donnell at the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards during the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2010.