Terry George wins an Oscar for best short film with ‘The Shore’

Fantastic achievement for Terry George at last night’s 84th Annual Academy Awards held at The Kodak Theatre in Los Angles winning an Oscar for The Shore in the category for best short film (live action)

The Shore, which was filmed entirely in Northern Ireland on location in Killough last year, is the inspiring story of two boyhood best friends – Joe (Ciarán Hinds) and Paddy (Conleth Hill) – divided by 25 years of misunderstanding.

It a case of third time lucky for Terry, he was  nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for In the Name of the Father 1994 and Best Original Screenplay for Hotel Rwanda in 2004.

The project received support from Northern Ireland Screen.

To celebrate The Shore’s Oscar the Screen Cinema are screening ‘Love Irish Cinema’, a feature-length screening of selected Oscar-nominated and Oscar-winning Irish short films

It will include this year’s Oscar winner, The Shore by writer-director Terry George, as well as Penetcost by writer-director Peter McDonald (star of I Went Down ), which was also nominated at this year’s Oscars. Martin McDonagh’s Oscar winner Six Shooter will be shown, as well as director Penetcost remarkable The Door and audience favourite Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty by writer-director team Kathleen O’Rourke and Nicky Phelan.

Love Irish Cinema, Oscar Shorts will take place on Wednesday March 14th at 8.20pm, tickets on sale in the Screen Cinema box office and online.

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