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Mia Mullarkey

Documentary + Film Director
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Filmography
  • Shay (in pre-production)
    2022/2023 — Documentary — 90 mins
  • Safe as Houses (in post-production)
    2022 — Short Film — 16 mins
  • Cumasc
    2022 — TV Documentary Series 12 × — 30 mins
  • Séisiúin sa Black Gate
    2022 — TV Documentary Series
  • Too Slow
    2022 — Short Film
  • The Passion
    2021 — Short Film — 19 mins
  • Finné: Brian Pennie
    2021 — TV Documentary Series
  • Éiru’s Threshold
    2021 — Short Film — 8 mins
  • Mood Atlas
    2020 — Short Documentary — 18 mins
  • The Patient Effect
    2020 — Short Documentary
  • Mother & Baby
    2018 — Short Documentary — 18 mins
  • Throwline
    2017 — Short Documentary — 14 mins
  • Feats of Modest Valour
    2016 — Short Documentary — 26 mins
  • Danger Overhead Powerlines
    2013 — Short Documentary — 24 mins
  • Halls Without Walls
    2011 — Short Film — 20 mins
Awards
  • 2022 — Nominee
    Irish Film & TV Awards — Best Irish Short. The Passion
  • 2021 — Silver Shark Winner
    Shark Advertising Awards — Best Animation Direction. Aviva Ireland ’The Trip’
  • 2021 — Winner
    Cosmo Genetics Film Festival Saint Petersburg — Best Short Documentary. Mood Atlas
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Fusion Film Festival Warsaw — Best Short Documentary. Mood Atlas
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Raw Science Film Festival — Best Professional Documentary. Mood Atlas
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Richard Harris International Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Mood Atlas
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Richard Harris International Film Festival — Best Director. Mood Atlas
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Richard Harris International Film Festival — Best Overall Short Film. Mood Atlas
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Santorini Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Mood Atlas
  • 2020 — Winner
    Science on Screen Film Festival — Best Short Film. Mood Atlas
  • 2020 — Winner
    Sci-On! Science Film Festival — Best Medical Documentary. Mood Atlas
  • 2020 — Nominee
    Vienna Science Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Mood Atlas
  • 2019 — Nominee
    Emerging Directors Ireland — Best Director. Ulster Bank ’Chris’
  • 2019 — Finalist
    Firenze FilmCorti Festival — Jury Prize. Mother & Baby
  • 2019 — Winner
    International Short Film Festival Radio City — Best Short Film. Mother & Baby
  • 2019 — Winner
    Irish Film Festa, Rome — Best Short Documentary. Mother & Baby
  • 2019 — Winner
    Paleochora Lost World Short Film Fest — Best Short Documentary. Mother & Baby
  • 2018 — Nominee
    BendFilm Festival — Best Documentary Short. Throwline
  • 2018 — Winner
    Bleeding Pig Film Festival — Audience Award. Throwline
  • 2018 — Winner
    Dublin International Film Festival — Discovery Award.
  • 2018 — Winner
    Dublin International Film Festival — Best Irish Short. Mother & Baby
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Ethnocineca Int Documentary Film Fest — International Shorts Award. Throwline
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Fastnet Film Festival — Best Documentary. Throwline
  • 2018 — Finalist
    Goldentree International Documentary Film Festival — . Mother & Baby
  • 2018 — Winner
    IFI Stranger Than Fiction Festival — Audience Award. Mother & Baby
  • 2018 — Winner
    Irish Film Institute International Documentary Festival — Audience Award. Mother & Baby
  • 2018 — Winner
    Raw Science Film Festival — Best Professional Documentary. Feats of Modest Valour
  • 2018 — Winner
    São Paulo International Short Film Festival — Audience Award. Mother & Baby
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Still Voices Film Festival — Best Irish Award. Throwline
  • 2017 — Finalist
    ASFF As Film Festival — . Oh Brother
  • 2017 — Winner
    Cork International Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Mother & Baby
  • 2017 — Winner
    Elevation Indie Film Awards — Pinnacle Award. Oh Brother
  • 2017 — Winner
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best Short Documentary. Throwline
  • 2017 — Winner
    Imagine Science — Audience Award, Science Award. Feats of Modest Valour
  • 2017 — Nominee
    International Short Film Festival — Best Short Film. Throwline
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Kerry Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Throwline
  • 2017 — Winner
    Largo Film Awards — Best Short Documentary. Throwline
  • 2017 — Winner
    The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards — Jury Award. Oh Brother
  • 2017 — Nominee
    Oslo Independent Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Throwline
  • 2017 — Nominee
    The Richard Harris International Film Festival — Best Short Film. Oh Brother
  • 2017 — 2nd Prize
    Rivne International Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Throwline
  • 2017 — Winner
    Saratov Documentary Drama Film Festival — Special Jury Award. Throwline
  • 2017 — Winner
    TriForce Short Film Festival — Audience Choice Award, Best Short Documentary. Throwline
  • 2017 — 2nd Prize
    Waterford Film Festival — Best Short Film. Throwline
  • 2017 — Semi-Finalist
    Wayward Festival — . Oh Brother
  • 2017 — Winner
    Wexford Documentary Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Throwline
  • 2016 — Winner
    GeneroTV — Staff Pick, Voted Top 10 Directors to Watch. Röyksopp Music Video
  • 2016 — Finalist
    GeneroTV — Music Video Contest. Röyksopp Music Video
  • 2015 — Winner
    Nikon & Filmbase — Award Winning Music Video. Floating
  • 2015 — Winner
    Talenthouse — Award Winning Video. Yahoo Aviate
  • 2015 — Winner
    Zooppa — Award Winning Video. World Wood Day
  • 2014 — Winner
    Canaries International Film Festival — Best Short Film. Danger Overhead Powerlines
  • 2014 — Winner
    Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambiental de Canarias — Best Short Film. Danger Overhead Powerlines
  • 2014 — Finalist
    Genero Storyteller's Competition — . Inisturk
  • 2014 — Winner
    Nokia Lumia 930 & Microsoft Film Contest — Best Video. Catz
  • 2014 — Nominee
    Underground Cinema Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Danger Overhead Powerlines
  • 2013 — Winner
    Aesthetica Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Danger Overhead Powerlines
  • 2013 — Honourable Mention
    Chicago Irish Film Festival — . Halls Without Walls
  • 2013 — Honourable Mention
    Galway Film Fleadh — . Halls Without Walls
  • 2013 — 6th Place
    Goldenplec Magazine — Best Irish Music Video.
  • 2013 — 1st Place
    People For Smarter Cities video contest — Client Award. IBM
  • 2013 — Winner
    UK Film Festival — Best Short Documentary. Danger Overhead Powerlines

Mia Mullarkey is an award-winning film director based in Dublin, Ireland. She directs drama, documentary and commercials. Mia worked as a behavioural psychologist before moving over to filmmaking.

Since then she has directed several successful short films, receiving over 60 awards and nominations globally, and screening at international short film festivals such as Palm Springs, Flickers’ Rhode Island, Aesthetica, São Paulo, Valladolid, Tehran and Helsinki. Her work has been shown on RTE, TG4, Virgin Media TV, France24, ShortsTV USA, Mubi, Discover.film and Together TV (Sky UK).

In 2018 Mia received the Discovery Award at Dublin International Film Festival for her body of work, and was made the 2018/2019 Filmmaker-in-Residence with Virgin Media DIFF.

Alongside directing Mia has devised and taught filmmaking courses, as well as participating in numerous panels and guest lecturing on filmmaking. Under the new Screen Skills Ireland mentorship scheme Mia is currently being mentored by director Lenny Abrahamson for one year. She is a host on the Film Network Ireland Wrap Chat podcast show and a member of Screen Directors Guild Ireland.

In 2020 Mia completed a masters in screenwriting at The National Film School in Ireland with a first class honours. She is currently in development with Screen Ireland on a feature documentary and a short drama, and is directing a 12 episode TV documentary show with TG4.