‘Dan Ireland Award’ Created by Louisiana Film Festival

‘Dan Ireland Award’ Created by Louisiana Film Festival
The inaugural Dan Ireland Award, a juried cash prize of $3,000 for the director of the best film in the Louisiana International Film Festival’s New Visions / New Voices Category is sponsored by Winifred and Kevin Reilly, Jr., Renee Zellweger, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dennis Yares and Greg Kachel.

In addition to his long career as a director, teacher and co-founder of the Seattle International Film Festival, Dan Ireland served as the Artistic Director of Liff until his untimely death on April 14, 2016. The Dan Ireland Award was created in order to commemorate his dedication to new talent, storytellers and visionaries.Speaking at the Dan Ireland Award Ceremony, Chesley Heymsfield, Executive Director of Liff, said about Dan, “It was very hard for our entire team because when you work at an organization like this which is a grassroots community built organization to support local people, you become like family and it was very
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