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Wednesday 18th October 2006

R�gair�/Villains wins the Diversions Festival Short Film Award 2006...

The winner of the 2006 Diversions Short Film Award is Rógairí /Villains an Irish language film with English subtitles directed by Tom Cosgrove and produced by Catherine O�Flaherty of Igloo Films.

Rógairí/Villains is set in 1763 and tells the story of an evil landlord who vies to inherit the Rotherham Estate by nefarious means. His diabolical crimes are witnessed by a witch who vows a terrible revenge against him.

The winning 16 minute short film received Euro4,000 and was screened on Meeting House Square in June as part of Short Film Award screenings which precede the feature films for Movies on the Square as part of the Diversions Festival.

The Diversions Short Film Award was established in 2001 and is funded directly by Temple Bar Cultural Trust. It intends to recognise the importance of quality short films in Irish cinema.

Gráinne Millar, Head of Cultural Development with festival organisers Temple Bar Cultural Trust said 'The Diversions Short Film Award reflects our ongoing commitment to supporting the work of filmmakers in Ireland and it also provides a wonderful platform for Irish short film to reach new audiences both within Ireland and overseas.�

Past recipients of the award include Give Up Yer Ol� Sins by Cathal Gaffney and last years winner The Ten Steps by Brendan Muldowney.

Thank you to everyone who applied for this years competition.

Diversions Festival � Ireland�s longest and largest festival of FREE outdoor events in Temple Bar.
Rógairí/Villains was funded by The Irish Film Board
For further information on Diversions and other cultural events in Temple Bar visit or call into the Temple Bar Cultural Information Centre at 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2