Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards at DIFF 2023 Announced

The nation’s movie critics have spoken. Members of the Dublin Film Critics Circle have, for the 17th year, announced their picks for Best Film, Best Director, Best Irish Film, Best Documentary and Best Performances from the Dublin International Film Festival 2023 programme. The awards were once again supported by Limelight Communications.  Irish filmmakers were present at Generator in Smithfield, Dublin, to accept their awards, with video messages from international winners also shown at the ceremony.

The Dublin Film Critics Circle comprises professional critics working regularly in the Irish capital. The body hands out these annual awards at the Dublin International Film Festival.

This year’s DFCC Award winners at DIFF:

  • Best Film: The Beasts
  • Best Director: Léa Mysius, The Five Devils
  • Best Screenplay: Cristian Mungiu, RMN
  • Best Actress: Kristine Kujath Thorp, Sick of Myself
  • Best Actor: Eden Dambrine, Close
  • Best Debut Feature: Michal Blasko, Victim
  • Best Editor: Nico Leunen, Eight Mountains
  • Best Cinematography: Marine Altan, Thunder
  • Best Score: Nadah El Shazly, The Damned Don’t Cry
  • Best Ensemble: How to Blow Up a Pipeline
  • Best Documentary: Kanaval: A People’s History of Haiti
  • Best Irish Film: My Sailor, My Love
  • Best Irish Documentary: 406 Days
  • George Byrne Maverick Award: Mark Cousins
  • Michael Dwyer Discovery Award: Zara Devlin