Darren Thornton’s Irish Film Board funded short ‘Frankie’  has won the UIP Prix Award for Best Short Film at the Berlinale Film Festival.


The short, which lasts 12 minutes, was produced by Collette Farrell and Calipo Picture Company and follows  a day in the life of 15 year-old Frankie as he prepares for fatherhood. The film stars Anthony Brophy (The Mapmaker), Darren Healy (Love is the Drug) and Alan King (Studs). ‘Frankie’ was shot by DOP Ivan McCullough, with editing by Anna Maria O’Flanagan. This is the third award for ‘Frankie’, after it picked up Best First Irish Short at the Galway Film Fleadh and Best Irish Short Film at the Corona Cork Film Festival last year.


Another Irish film at this Years Berlinale Festival, Marian Quinn’s ’32A’ , was reportedly recieved well. The  film can be seen at Cineworld 22nd Feb 2008 at 18:20, as part of the Sixth Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.