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DkIT Bag 2 New Prestigious Industry Awards for Film & Television Students

21 May 2024

DkIT is absolutely thrilled to announce that their BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production is the recipient of 2 new industry-supported awards for students on its programme. These new awards will be presented at the upcoming Film Showcase on Thursday May 16th in the IMC Dundalk.

The Samson Films Best Short Film Award will be presented to the best short film made on the year-long Film Project module in 3rd year while the Dearbhla Walsh Best Major Project Award will be presented to the best TV drama/documentary made on the year-long Major Project module in 4th year.

Samson Films is one of Ireland's leading independent film and television production companies. In addition to developing its own material, Samson Films also acts as a co-producer and executive producer on a wide range of Irish, European and International feature film projects. The company has been awarded slate funding by the Irish Film Board and by the EU Media Programme.  See for more information. 

On announcing the award, David Collins, Managing Director/Producer stated:

"Samson films is a proud supporter of DkIT. Through various collaborations with DkIT, Samson Films has seen an excellent standard from the students, who frequently demonstrate their passion and determination for the Irish film industry." 

The Dearbhla Walsh award is from an award-winning Irish film and television director who has worked on drama series for several television channels worldwide. Dearbhla’s key credits include The Tudors, Shameless, Penny Dreadful, Bad Sisters, Fargo, The Handmaid's Tale, amongst many more.

Dearbhla is a strong supporter of young filmmakers and on being associated with the award stated:

I’m honoured & proud to be associated with DkIT in viewing & awarding the “DEARBHLA WALSH AWARD FOR BEST MAJOR PROJECT”.  The award is a culmination of 4 challenging years of study & experimenting in the craft of directing & presenting a final piece of work that reflects excellence & ambition in their chosen craft married with passion for their subject, theme & art. Lights – Camera - ACTION!

Good luck to all of our students who anxiously await the announcement of choices from Samson Films & Dearbhla Walsh at the upcoming showcase!  

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