The Sharks Awards Kinsale are now open for entry.
Now in their 59th year, new categories have been added to the awards line-up this year and, Covid permitting, the organisers are hoping to stage a greatly slimmed down gathering – but not an official event- in Kinsale in September with other events along the way planned for Brighton in England and a screening of short films in London is also on the agenda.
Taking the reins as Jury president is Anomaly London’s group executive director L.A Ronayne. During her two-year tenure, she will ensure a high standard is maintained throughout the judging process, as well as overseeing any category modifications to adapt with the fast-moving changes of the industry.
“There isn’t anything else like The Shark Awards, as an award or an experience. To take up the reins as jury president is a wild honour,” she says. “In the run up to the 60th anniversary of course, but also at such a pivotal time for creativity — as the world opens up and we decide what the next chapter of our industry will be. I cannot wait to see the work and the outcome as our incredible, international judges and this magical, Irish place come together.”
This year’s jury is drawn from a wide range of Irish and international agencies including Anomaly, BETC, Boys & Girls, Engine, Lucky Generals, Core, UltraSuperNew, Uncommon and VCCP, as well as best in class masters of craft from Biscuit, Black Kite Studios, Darling Films, Electric Theatre Collective, Partizan, Stitch and 1stAveMachine.
A full list of jurors is HERE
According to Shark Awards Kinsale chairman, Peter Brady:”The world has seen many challenges over the past year, but what remains – and is constant – is that creativity will never be beaten. It’s more important than ever to galvanise the creative community and bring everyone together. We’re very happy to welcome our brilliant jury president LA Roynayne who will bring an abundance of energy and fresh thinking to the Sharks.”
For more information and to enter visit www.kinsalesharks.com